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Do dogs think?

My dog Molly is a cross between (we think) a Bassett hound and a dachshund. She's as long as our coffee table and just about as tall.

Holiday in the nation's capital

I took the kids (sans husband) off to Washington, D.C., last weekend to celebrate my brothers' (yes, plural) 50th birthdays (I have multiple brothers thanks to multiple marriages amongst my parenta

iCarly and a confession

Those of you who are regular readers of this blog know I won't be nominated for Mother of the Year anytime soon.

Come Play With Moms.FortWayne.com

Now that the crazy storms have passed, this weekend's weather forecast is for bright blue skies and warm temperatures.

End of the line

Well, we've finally made it. We've dragged the girl, kicking and screaming, to the end of the school year.

The 'no-yelling' pledge

The Internet is a wonderful thing.

A tax on people who can't understand math

OK, OK. I'll admit it. I bought a Powerball ticket last week.

I did not win.

My oasis of color

I've been complaining a lot lately, so let me pause in my grumpiness to appreciate what a beautiful spring we've had lately. Sure it was cold on Mother's Day, but look at the flowers.

Let's be honest: sometimes being a parent sucks eggs

Sometimes, parenting is not all fun and games. Sometime, frankly, it's a pain in the tuckus.

The dangers of Pinterest

I'm what's known as a wanna-be clean freak. That is, my desires to have a clean, orderly home and workplace are derailed by my rank ineptitude and laziness.