Guest Post: Gina from Glamorous Life of a Soccer Mom, on Choosing Your Relatives

photo credit: Kalexanderson via photopin cc
photo credit: Kalexanderson via photopin cc

Gina Valley lives a glamorous life.

A soccer mom and a writer, she has the best of both worlds. She underestimates her sense of humor, and can turn everyday events into stellar blog posts. She’s Los Angeles’ saving grace, if you ask me. (Go dodgers, and take the lakers with you).

Today, she graces the pages of the CD with a post about choosing your relatives.

Bet you didn’t know you could do that, did you? She has seven kids – which makes me think instantly of a 6v6 soccer youth team with a substitute. And she has several pets, which … makes me think of a 6v6 youth soccer team with a substitute.

Continue reading “Guest Post: Gina from Glamorous Life of a Soccer Mom, on Choosing Your Relatives”

My Body is an Automobile?

photo credit: Kalexanderson via photopin cc
photo credit: Kalexanderson via photopin cc

My body is an automobile.

But what kind? On days like today, I feel more out of the user-car lot than the Detroit Auto Show. Mary Widdicks of Outmanned Mommy recently compared her body to a temple in an honest and witty diatribe.

My body is like a vehicle. On a long and winding road.

Long ago, off the assembly line, I had sleek lines (ish). Innovative engineering. Sporty performance and precision responsiveness. I reached college not a sports car, but definitely potential of high performance. New-car smell and everything.

Continue reading “My Body is an Automobile?”