A Full Moon Every Day – Oy!

I guess it has officially started. Both of my boys are now obsessed with bums. Moose showed his tuchus preference earlier this month (Too Much Tuchus, Oy Vey), Ike's obsession started Friday. While I was putting Moose to bed, Ike took off  his clothes to get ready for his bath. He then came into Moose's room and started turning the lights off and on and, with each flick of the swtich, Continue Reading

Dear Teenage Sales Clerk, I Am Neither Your “Honey” nor Your “Sweetie!”

A woman hand carrying a bunch of colorful shopping bags

I admit it, I am old-fashioned. Long before it was "age-appropriate," I started making statements that either started or ended with a phrase similar to, "What is with these young people today!?!?" Why can't people have conversations face-to-face anymore? Why do tween girls need to look like they are in their 20s. Why do kids today call their teachers by their first names? What is wrong with Continue Reading

Minivan… Oy Vey or Hurray!

I admit to mocking my sister for driving a minivan - but, in my defense, that was back in the 1980s, and she was in college... what college girl drives a minivan? In her defense, the minivan was a hand-me-down from Mom and Dad... a free car is a free car, I guess. However, in the last several years, as my family has grown, I have been jonesing for a minivan. I know many women view getting a Continue Reading

Genesis Framework Helps Non-Techie Tackle the Technology of Blogging


  I have mentioned before that I can be slow to adopt new technology, and that my "techie" knowledge is not as advanced as some that I know. I did work in the world of software for many years, including time at Microsoft. For over 11 years, I was a technical writer focusing on end-user documentation. While that required me to have more technical knowledge than some, my audience was end Continue Reading

Calling all Campers – Sale on Mabel’s Labels Limited Edition Camp Combo Packs

Oy Vey a Day ~ oyveyaday.com

Children will soon be counting down the days until they're dropped off at camp! Help the summer campers in your life stay organized this camp season with Mabel's Labels. The Limited Edition Camp Combo Packs are UV resistant, waterproof labels and tags designed especially for everything that goes to summer camp. Identify clothes, footwear, toiletries, swim gear, backpacks and more with this Continue Reading

New Technology, Old Mom

Technology changes far more rapidly than I do. As a result, I find myself sounding more and more like my dad these days... regularly starting sentences with phrases like, "I remember the days when...," or "When I was a kid..." Most recently, I found myself saying, "I remember when you had pay for things with checks or cash (or, as we say in the south, 'cash money')!" You see, a friend of Continue Reading

Oy Vey, I Forgot My Kid (Again) Today

Moose drinks his first coffee

I was at the mall recently with the boys enjoying a nice Chick-fil-a lunch, when suddenly, a woman walked up to our table, leaned over next to Mooses's stroller, picked up the Chick-fil-a cow toy Moose had dropped and handed it back to him with a smile. She looked at me with a grin and said, "He has been trying to get your attention for several minutes now." Without thinking, I responded, "If Continue Reading