Category: Humor

The Crazy Way I Found My Son (And I Didn’t Die)

My son has loved roller coasters since he was 10 years old. For years he has ridden them alone because we were all too afraid of heights and twists and turns and, well, certain death. He is sixteen now and he still loves coasters: the bigger and scarier the better. He’s always begged us, any of us to ride with him, but Fear always held us back. He has been understanding. He would joke, call me a wimp, and then laugh at me. “Mom, look!” he’d say, “People get off the ride. No one dies!” “Don’t bore me with...

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The Day I Moved Into My Yoga Pants

I finally got my first pair of yoga pants. Let me explain that I have zero interest in yoga. I did it once. My husband got a set of exercise videos so we could work out together at home which means I did yoga for a total of 18 excruciating minutes that I will never get back and all I learned was that my favorite pose is the one at the end where you lay on the floor on your face and pretend to be asleep. I think it’s called Passed Out Tantrum Kid Pose or something like that. It...

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10 Signs You Are the Fourth Child

I grew up with one older brother who left home before I was in high school.  I love him and I always wished we had more siblings. Now that I have four kids I realize I was probably lucky in some ways. I ruled the roost in Kid Zone and I was lucky that my parents had the energy to keep up with me.  As a mom of four, though, I’ll admit the youngest kids can have it rough.  I was all over the play dates, school field trips, and general good parenting with the oldest kids, but the...

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I’m Terrified to Fly But I Do It Anyway. Please Ignore My Freak Out.

I love the airport. I adore the hustle and bustle, the anticipation of adventure and the wonderful sense of going someplace special and out of my everyday routine. We don’t travel very often so every time I am there I appreciate it for the extraordinary experience that it is whether I’m traveling for work or fun. There is just one little problem. I am terrified to fly. Every time I do fly I tell myself it will be fine. I get down the jetway with no problem because I stay focused on the destination, not the journey. I need...

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Lauri Walker, “Mama”



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