SMNaN – PT Oh No

Supermom Needs a Nap is a WIP and the follow-up to Supermom Breaks a Nail (available at amazon.com) Do you remember being in school?  There was a popular clique, a rebel clique and the in-betweeners who didn’t really know where they belonged and went along with whoever would have them.  It was a confusing time, […]

[ Read More… ]

SMNaN – That Proust

Supermom Needs a Nap is a WIP and the follow-up to Supermom Breaks a Nail (available at amazon.com) CHAPTER 1 -THAT PROUST Hello, strangers. Perhaps you thought I’d finally cashed it all in and made off to Fiji and that grass hut of my dreams.  No, I’m here – I haven’t left you.  I tried, […]

[ Read More… ]

The Urn

Had it been Wednesday, Jane would have been sweeping but as it was Tuesday, she was dusting for that is what Jane did on Tuesdays. As she dusted, she hummed a song her mother used to listen to as Jane was growing up. She had long since forgotten the words but the tune lurked in […]

[ Read More… ]

Beach Ball

Dear Supermom I am dying to take the kids to the beach but I am not quite beach ready. Do you have any quick fixes so I can strut on the shore in confidence? Not Suited Yet Dear Centerfold Ah, the beach body… if only there was some way to take our tanned, toned figure […]

[ Read More… ]

Floral Trappings

Sometimes my hospitality can get me into a little bit of trouble. My friend Corrine Dollanganger asked if she and her children could come by for a visit to which I said of course they could because I am, at my core, a generous person; its just my nature. But when Corrine arrived with those […]

[ Read More… ]

PlumeNotes – Mac*Daddy*Beth

To know Shakespeare’s words – to truly live them, you must drink them in, swirl them around like intellectual mouthwash and allow the greatness to run down your throat, filling every cell of your being with the heartburn of his genius.  Some spit out the heady liquid into a spittoon of ignorance, followed by a […]

[ Read More… ]

The Thaw

Far in the distance, a crack perforates the landscape. It is accompanied not by sound, but by consequence; rejuvenation. Winter has at last agreed to loosen its icy grip and soon it will release fully, allowing spring to paint the panorama with her pastel palette. These mornings, when the curtains are opened and placed in […]

[ Read More… ]

Date Night

Hi Supermom I have read all kinds of advice that says my husband and I should go on a date night but I am not sure how to go about it.  Should we make it once a week or special occasion?  And who asks whom out?  I kind of thought we got married so we […]

[ Read More… ]

Sunny Spot

Don’t mind me – I am just dragging all the musty old things out from Thornfield’s dank walls to air them out and get ready for Spring.  Unfortunately, of those items, half the staff is included.  I am not one to get bothered by the dark, grey, sogginess of winter but this winter has been […]

[ Read More… ]

Playing Games

J. came over the other day and we had a nice little game of bridge with a few of the staff.  I had Clarice and Chef partner against J. and me.  We rousted them; I mean a proper walloping.  That had much to do with the fact that Clarice has a limited grasp on the […]

[ Read More… ]

To The Dogs

Dear Supermom What do you think about pets?  I am thinking of getting a puppy for the kids – is that a good idea?  My kids are 2 and 4.  The puppy would be – puppy age, I guess. Fuzzy on Pets   Dear Faux Fur Three children under the age of 5 under one […]

[ Read More… ]

Ambush

Oh lord help me, I may not survive today.  I, extending my usual generous nature, offered to look after the children for my dear friends the Darlings.  They used to be dear friends, I don’t know what is going on over at that house now. Ever since they got here, the children have been flying […]

[ Read More… ]