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Mama Diaries · 6d ago

Lemonade, Inc.

Running a lemonade stand these days is a complicated business! It used to be that you could just put up a table, mix a pitcher of lemonade, maybe make a sign, and wait for the crowds to show...
Mama Diaries · 2W ago

Glass House

The other day, as I was cleaning the counter in my kitchen, I noticed an over-turned glass bowl sitting on it. I wondered why in the world it was flipped upside-down. It didn't take me long ...
Mama Diaries · 3W ago

Wake Up Call

My teenaged daughter would sleep until three o'clock in the afternoon if left to her own devices. I've been trying to wake her up around 9:30, just to get her bio-rhythms somewhat in order f...
Mama Diaries · 1M ago

How to Open a Crown Cap Bottle Without a Bottle Opener

My boy, Bubba, wanted to open a bottle of Coke. The bottle had a crown cap - not one of those convenient twisty plastic caps. I'm not sure why he didn't use a bottle opener, but he found ano...
Mama Diaries · 1M ago

Coffee Making 101

The other day, my son, Bubba, decided he wanted to make coffee. "Mama," he said. "How to you make coffee?""You put some ground beans in the filter, fill the coffee maker with water, and then...
Mama Diaries · 1M ago

A Cake Destined for Disaster

I knew it was doomed when the eggs hit the pavement. I was planning to make a cake for our anniversary, but discovered that I had no eggs. (Apparently Bubba used the last of them for his cul...
Mama Diaries · 2M ago

Disappearing Cake

The other day, I baked a cake. After I frosted it, I left it on the counter. It was covered, on a cake dish.The next morning, the cake had mysteriously disappeared. Usually my husband is the...
Mama Diaries · 2M ago

Cat Present

Bootsy, our cat, likes to leave an assortment of presents for me on our back deck. These are usually things like dead beetles, dead frogs, dead chipmunks, dead mice . . . you get the picture...
Mama Diaries · 3M ago

UV Inspection

First of all, thanks to everyone for your kind comments from my last post. Still dealing with a lot of difficult things, but just trying to remember that, "This too, shall pass!"Now for more...
Mama Diaries · 3M ago

Tips to Handle Stress and Be Positive

This is not one of my usual light-hearted posts. One of the reasons I am not here much, is because I'm dealing with a lot of stressful situations. I know everyone deals with them, because th...