Parenting 101

Speaking of parenting

At 50 I feel like I’m less responsible now than when I had my first child at 18.

I can imagine mealtime these days would just be me arranging take out menus like a handful of cards and telling the littles ones to draw one.

*Papa Johns it is!

Little Denny Jr: But momma we had that yesterday.

Me: Just pick different toppings.




The scale doesn’t lie

How I envision my checkup at Cardiology today:

Doc: I thought I advised you to lose weight?

Me: I did.

Doc: Umm, the scale says otherwise.

Me: In my defense, I just arrived home from vacation.

Doc: Did you get any exercise?

Me: I walked every single day.

Doc: How many miles?

Me: A half a block to Dairy Queen.

#wishmeluck 🙏🏼


2nd Child Syndrome

Putting away old photo albums and I’m noticing that I’m either 3 months or 4 years old in all our pictures.

3 years and 9 months of missing footage. Something big went down. I feel it in my joints.


*I was in the baby witness protection program.

*I was adopted illegally.

*They’re white, I’m half Mexican. It took them 3 years and 9 months to figure how to manage my hair.

*My toddler brother sold the camera for baseball cards that he later sold for beer cans (kind of a true story).

*No one cares about child #2

*They sent me back to the “Mothers Home” in Chicago to live with the nuns again until I could get my sh*t together…literally. “Don’t come back until you are potty trained!”

Anyway, in case you’re wondering, I’m overly tired and I drank a cup of coffee 45 minutes ago. This is my brain on caffeine.

#whatswrongwithmyeye #isthisreallyme #secondchildproblems


Mom’s Day

Mother’s Day 2018 (so far)

1. Still trying to master the ins and outs of having a shaved head. Apparently you have to dunk your entire noggin in sunscreen.

2. I’m thinking of doing a donut wall in place of an accent wall in our family room.

3. I tried to lay out for 20 minutes and almost melted my face off. Only 4-5 months until my favorite weather (68-78) arrives again.

Happy Mother’s Day friends and family! 😘


Hair Freedom

Hair Status: Most of it is shaved. Around 95% of it is now my natural color. I have some blond highlights left and although I love my blonde friends, it’s never suited my complexion so I’ll be happy when it’s all cut out. We are thinking 2 more cuts and I’ll be completely natural. I’m hoping it’s totally white but you just don’t know until it’s all done and it literally changes everyday.

I’ve been coloring my hair for at least 25 years and it got to the point I had to touch it up every 1.5 to 2 weeks. I mentally couldn’t do it anymore and with my crazy health, who knows what all the chemicals were doing to my body.

People have asked if I feel free with it shaved off and I absolutely do. I also feel free and more myself not dying it all the time.

My husband told me not to even grow it back but we’ll see. It all depends on what shade of silver it ends up being.

I’m thankful for the support of a group of gorgeous ladies that encourage each other to be natural. People discouraged them to go silver and some have become print models because they didn’t listen to what others had to say.

I’ll always have positive things to say about your color if you have positive things to say about mine. 😉

P.S. If you don’t want to use a filter, take your selfie by your stainless steel fridge. Lol

#idomyownthing #dontfollowthecrowd #beyourself #supporteachother #imfree #shortandsassy


Hair Help

Between you and I…

I’m going through a major hair transformation so If you see me in the next 365 days, please focus on my hazel eyes, look at my pearly white teeth or check out my golden globes.

Just please ignore my hair.

Thank you in advance.

#worsebeforeitgetsbetter #choppedoffmyhair #changeisgood #readyforanewme #freedom #itllgrowback #itsjusthair #ivegotplans #hairslavenomore