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A Christmas/birthday list

I have the unfortunate luck of being born nine days before Christmas.

Santa is a big old bully

Thinking it would be a great chance for family bonding, I excitedly told my son last night that the 1964 Rankin/Bass stop-motion special "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" would be on TV and we shou

My son may be smarter than me

I think my son is smarter than I am. Hand him a cell phone, and not only has he reprogrammed it to have infinite minutes outside our contract, he's also changed the body color.

Fallen leaves and square pegs

We've had such a lovely fall, I hate to complain.

A soggy Halloween

So of course it's pouring down rain on Halloween: I actually got creative and MADE my children's Halloween costumes this year, largely out of paper and cardboard.

Brain squeeze

The headache came on quietly. No sudden pain that would make you think you were having a stroke. No, this one sneaked in behind my eyes while I was out working on a story.

Malala a hero for today

I can't think of another person who is more qualified than Malala Yousafzai to win the Nobel Peace Prize, to be announced on Friday.

The clown and I

I have a love-hate relationship with a clown.

Freckles are a road map of life

I've always had freckles. Ever since the sun first hit my baby face, I've had a smattering of freckles across my nose and cheeks.

You say tomato, I say to-mah-to

Somehow, in the past two weeks, my vegetable garden exploded. Its sole produce? Tomatoes. Have I mentioned that I'm allergic to raw tomatoes?