Channeling Marilyn Through Starbucks’ “Blonde”

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My husband bought some awesome Starbucks’ Veranda “Blonde” coffee for our Keurig yesterday. With every luscious sip, I feel as if I’m channeling a little Marilyn Monroe! Happy Sunday everyone!

The Wizard of Oz in Maine?

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Most of New England is under a tornado watch today. Now, I’m not sure if it pertains to Maine because we seem to be a little off the color-coded radar thingy. But I’m not taking any chances. If I see a cloud shaped like the heels on a stiletto, I’m outta wherever I am. Gone. Nearest fallout shelter. Some random stranger’s bathtub. I WILL find shelter. Read more

MUDDies Moment: When All Else Fails

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Things Doctors Don’t Need to Tell Seasoned Mothers

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I brought Aless for her 9-month checkup yesterday which, aside from her head circumference continuing to decline (for another day), went splendid. I am, however, amazed that at 38-years-old having already raised three productive, awesome kids the doctor feels it necessary to say certain things to me. Technically, I’m a freakin’ pro. You don’t get much more seasoned than me. Here are some of the things he reminded me of and instructed me to do (while I stood there nodding like a cheap dollar store bobblehead): Read more

Introducing the YIKE(s): A pedal-less, without a seat bike (no, seriously)

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I discovered a disturbing new invention this morning while canvassing Yahoo! headlines: a bike without pedals or a seat. What? Check it out:

Being dubbed the “Flintstones” bike, this f-ed-up contraption really goes by the brand name “FLIZ” (how creative). Supposedly the concept promotes “freedom running”, otherwise known as “running”. The name stems from the German word for “flitzen,” meaning to whizz or dash. To whizz? Can this get any worse?

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6 Super Powers Every Kid Has

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What if I told you that your kid has a set of super powers that mimic the likes of Clark Kent or Mister Fantastic? You’d say I’m crazy, right? Just a sleep deprived, delirious mama who has watched too many late night reruns. Well, I’m here to tell you that your kid does indeed have skills and abilities that rival Tommy from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. They might not be able to shapeshift or move objects with their minds, but what they do harness is mind boggling (or just plain ole’ scary).

Here are six super powers every kid has: Read more

Michelle Obama, An Exemplary First Mom or “Mom in Chief”

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Despite my feelings on politics and non-existent thoughts on our current President, I’ve always had a great deal of respect for Michelle Obama. She has been a quiet force, working diligently behind the scenes and somehow single-handedly managing to shield her daughters from the public eye in ways that First Moms before her could never do. For that achievement alone, I commend her.

Last night, the self-proclaimed “mom in chief” gave an inspirational speech at the Democratic National Convention 2012 in support of her husband. She encouraged patience and understanding as we work together to revive our economy and get the heart pumping again in our nation. She did what any mom would do – she used the age-old art of persuasion, speaking to her “children” in a warm, positive, “I will do everything in my power to see this through” manner. I believe if it were within her reach, she would do anything to help her country. Read more

Freakin’ Christmas

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Conversation that Nick and I had earlier today:

Me: Christmas is going to be so great this year! Aless will be one and we will have a brand new grandbaby!

Nick: Yeah. It’s going to be really nice.

Me: Oh my gawd! We need a tree. We don’t have a tree! Oh my gawd!

Nick: What month is it?

Me: August.

Nick: Right. Do you want me to go get the tree now?

Me: No. It’s August. Read more