Happiness is ______ {Week Forty-Nine} #happinessis

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so […]

Mount Washmore and The Battle with Chocolate Donuts

This post is sponsored by Resolve and Burst Media. Lauuuuuundry. Blerg. You know my battle with Mount Washmore in the past. You know laundry is not my favorite. So long as it’s in a laundry basket SOMEWHERE in my house, I’m okay. It’s when it’s on the floor, because some lazy schlep, er, darling child […]

Labors of Love

I went upstairs to straighten beds and tidy up a bit while the olders are at school and the youngers were otherwise occupied. I ventured into my son’s’ room and saw the softness of his comforter, the sunken-in center of my oldest’s feather-soft pillow where his head had just rested earlier this morning. I couldn’t […]

Big Families Laundry Jenga – When Folded Laundry Towers Over Your Kids

This is what happens when one mom-of-many gets a little too carried away in the ignoring laundry department. Oy! Shockingly, yes, the following pictures depict is the actual amount of laundry that was done by me, Lisa Douglas, yesterday during the day/evening/night. By sundown, after doing four loads of darks and one large load of […]

Mom vs. The Kids – The Laundry Battle

My newest post from my “Things That Make Mom Go Batshit” series. The kids’ I.O.D. illness has gotten substantially worse. I had to brace myself last night when fumbling through the last-minute laundry basket to sort clothing out. (Side *mom’s mental* note: Yes, I totally said “last-minute laundry basket.” I mean, what the hell, kids? […]

Whirlpool Duet Washer Dryer Review and The Adventures of Mount Washmore

I’ve written many (many) times here about my adventures in Mount Washmore, and my kindergarten ways to tackle it. Moving here to San Antonio was simply a God-send in so many ways. And one of those ways was deciding to sell our old washer and dryer and taking the plunge in purchasing a shiny new […]

Top 10 Ways to Get Grounded (Take Note, Children)

Top 10 Ways to Get Groundedby Lisa “Sick-of-It” Douglas Make your mother repeat everything she says at least twice. She really loves repeating herself over and over.  When she threatens to “Black Bag” your room because it’s continually messy, go ahead, keep leaving your dirty laundry on the floor. She loves washing three-day-old crusty underwear […]

The Toilet Paper Analogy (and Why You Need It In Your Life)

Are you the Toilet Paper Changer™ in your house, like I am? It drives me crazy, to no end, to plop my busy mom ass down on the seat, with haste, only to realize that you’re out of paper, and stuck. There are times, though, that I’ve found someone did me the honor of changing […]

Partner-in-Grime™ Wanted

Photo Credit: hellojenuine Help Wanted! Need able-bodied person or persons to help sweep, mop, do dishes, laundry, and pick-up after six kids in a small(ish) five-bedroom Army base home. Must not mind boogers or poopie diapers, sibling rivalry, flying utensils, and be willing to scrub toilets and mop up pee. (Damn boys!) Pay commensurate with […]

Leaking Orifices and the Laundry Pile of Doom™

I love nature, being outside (despite my ding-dang allergies), breathing fresh air, wind, and all that other crunchy-granola-hippie-type of crap. But every-so-often, sometimes nature’s a friggin’ bitch, man. You remember my mentioning how we were welcomed home by PukeGate2011 revisited, right? Not but two days later, Baby Dude starts, too. Which made no sense to […]