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The ties that bind

If I've said it once, I've said it a million times.... Parenting it's not for the wimpy. Never mind the terrible twos, the sassy tweens, and the utterly, heart-wrenchingly, terrifying teens. Nevermind that just by being yourself, you have the potent...
by Zoe Rights on Jul 17, 2013

Praise Jesus!!!

Of course now we have to figure out how to pay for it!! One step closer to getting my house back.
by Zoe Rights on Apr 2, 2013

It'd be easier if he was stupid.

The Man-child is struggling right now. Seriously struggling. I know, I know I'm probably breaking some sort of blogger code right now. One where I'm supposed to hint at having some terrible problem but never actually saying what that problem is... Ba...
by Zoe Rights on Oct 17, 2011

No, No everything is fine.

So I went to see a movie this week. Because that's what I do do. I fill up on real life from dawn to dusk and once a week I sit in a darkened, preferably cool but not too cool room and watch other people's lives. It's my bliss. Sometimes I'm entertai...
by Zoe Rights on Sep 27, 2011

It's not a problem.

I've come to the conclusion that if you choose to procreate and you are of the female persuasion than you should only have girls. Hey, listen up buckaroo. These are some words of wisdom here. Sure, boys are all rough and tumble and crazy-silly-goofy...
by Zoe Rights on May 18, 2011

No School Pride

So this happened at my kid's school this week.....(sorry for the commercial- stupid Fox) ...and guess how I had to hear about it. Same way I hear about everything. Oh, J was caught in the bathroom selling dope? Lovely. Oh, some boys kicked the beje...
by Zoe Rights on May 7, 2011

Why don't they come with an instruction manual again?

The boy has one of the worst cases of Senioritis I've ever seen. I feel like I should invest in one of the those countdown clocks for the house... Poor kid- he has no idea the beat-down adulthood is about to give him. It's an interesti...
by Zoe Rights on May 3, 2011

No Easter Basket?

I'm in the bad mommy doghouse. "But you're 18." I sputtered. "Look," they said twin monitors thrust in my direction. "Look at Facebook. All my 18 year old friends posted pictures of their Easter baskets." "Where's our Easter Basket? Where's our c...
by Zoe Rights on Apr 26, 2011

Do you plan on having another family?

One of these days I'm going to be one of those mom's that always have their s*%t together. I'm going to arrive at carpool on-time, with nutritious snacks in each holder so that my little charges have a fantastic start to their day. I'm going to have...
by Zoe Rights on Mar 20, 2011

Wishes

The Man-child has asked to go into the city this weekend. By himself. Well, with friends of course. But no adult supervision. They want to go to a concert and stay in a youth hostel. It's a tough call. Sure he's 18. Sure I want him to have all these...
by Zoe Rights on Mar 2, 2011

Turn about's fair play!

"Blinker!" "I put my blinker."  "No, you didn't and you didn't check your blindspot either." "Yes, I did." "Mom, no, you didn't" "Blinker" Have I mentioned how glad I am both kids are driving yet? ...
by Zoe Rights on Feb 27, 2011

A Hop, Skip and a Jump

So the Man-child got his driver's license yesterday. Pretty soon I'm going to have to stop referring to him as the Man-child and call him what he really is....an almost Man. Turning 18 and a driver's license all in one week. I thought my m...
by Zoe Rights on Feb 9, 2011

Do you think they act this way so we're happy to drop them in their dorms and not look back?

For the most part SuperGirl and I get along pretty decently. Well, as good as an almost sixteen year old can get along with her mother. But every once in awhile- ooohhho boy. Better yet- duck and cover. It'll be safer- I promise. Actual conversati...
by Zoe Rights on Jan 19, 2011

When did I become a TV Mother?

Lots of kids stuff this week- sorry but I write what I'm living and this week I'm living kids. I took the kids to Dave and Busters yesterday- my two plus my goddaughter- the Princess. Not the easiest thing to entertain 3 teenagers even the middle of...
by Zoe Rights on Dec 31, 2010

Just when I think I have this figured out

Where's Bill Cosby when you need him? Mr. Rogers? Hell I'd settle for Mr. Snuffleupagus. My dear and darling readers, come close because I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Closer, closer, OWWW. Too close. mychildrenaren'tperfect.  I...
by Zoe Rights on Dec 27, 2010

Howdy Ho...

Where's Bill Cosby when you need him? Mr. Rogers? Hell I'd settle for Mr. Snuffleupagus. My dear and darling readers, come close because I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Closer, closer, OWWW. Too close. mychildrenaren'tperfect.  I...
by Zoe Rights on Dec 27, 2010

Two hands on the wheel, One foot on the brake

Somehow, someway both the teens in my house have ended up in driving school at exactly the same time. The man-child had his first appointment this week. SuperGirl will start next. You know the best thing about having two kids in driving school is? N...
by Zoe Rights on Nov 23, 2010

Fear of Flying

So I've committed to going the grandparents for Christmas. It's time. They've been begging for us to visit ever since they moved there...five years ago. We're excited about the trip. I haven't been to Boise since I was a kid and even then...
by Zoe Rights on Nov 22, 2010

Apples and Trees- you know the rest

The Man-Child writes his own column in the school newspaper. He recently wrote a feature about the gay-straight alliance club at his school. Because high school is the torture chamber of hell and brimstone on earth, I asked him if he was worried othe...
by Zoe Rights on Nov 10, 2010

WHATTTTTTT!!!!!!!

SuperGirl has this new trick where she says something and then automatically follows it up with a Yeah? Yeah? As in "You should totally give me $5.00 the next time we go to the mall so I can buy a pink I Love Boobies Bracelet. Yeah?... Yeah?...
by Zoe Rights on Oct 19, 2010


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