Nick Whitney Sharknado

Me VS Him – Why My Mom Likes My Brother the Best

I always joke that my mom likes my brother the best, but I think it’s time to show you why. A comparison of our lives last week should give you a better idea of why my mom thinks he’s so great. Me versus My Brother Last week, I went to the grocery store and was… Read More

My Mom at Biggby Coffee in Jackson Michigan

Our Return Visit to the Coffee Shop

And the Winner is: KATE BARTEE! Send me an email at [email protected] with your mailing address, and that 100 ounce coffee mug is all yours! Congratulations! I was in Michigan visiting my family last week, and my sister-in-law (the trashy one) and I decided it was time to get mom back to that coffee shop.… Read More

I Love Crisco – and My Mom’s Twitchy Eye

I spent the last week at my parents’ house with the kids. I drove my mom a little nuts, but it wasn’t too bad because we were at her house. Which meant that she had 20 boxes of kleenex in her basement and no less than 40 rolls of paper towels – and don’t even… Read More

Crazy Texts from My Mother

My mom has had her iPhone for at least a year. And every time I see her she tells me how amazing it is and how much I’m missing in life by not owning one. I’m sure she’s right. But I rarely listen to her advice, so I’m still holding out with my Windows Phone…… Read More

Why I Don’t Have a Wedding Video

When my brother and sister-in-law got married, it was an absolutely perfect day. They were so in love and so beautiful and happy. There seemed to be a special glow surrounding the church, and when you stepped inside, you could feel the happiness and joy and love. It was perfect. The next morning, we all… Read More

Dear Mom

Dear Mom, Remember the time when I was about 10 years old, and we pulled into the driveway and my brother was shooting hoops on the basketball court? And instead of turning off the car and getting out, we pulled up to the edge of the court and every time he made a basket, you’d… Read More

How to Keep Your Daughter a Virgin: The Prequel

A few months ago, I wrote a post called, How To Keep Your Daughter a Virgin for As Long as Possible. At the time that I wrote it, I thought that my mom’s Virgin Strategy started with my super, amazing haircut in high school. But in looking through old pictures – and based on my… Read More

TEN Blog Posts My Mom Hates

Update: In the four months since I originally wrote this post, my mom has a few more posts that she doesn’t like a single bit. I’m adding them here – to make it TEN posts that my mom hates… In case you didn’t know, my mom is pretty much my biggest fan. Every morning, I… Read More

Greek Girls Can’t Jump

By the time I hit 7th grade, I was full grown. At 5 feet, 6 inches tall, I looked down at all of the junior high boys, and I outweighed the guys and the girls by a good 30 – 40 pounds. I got used to people saying, “You know how you’re not fat, you’re… Read More