Nice to meet you…

Thank you for visiting the Outrageously Ordinary site!  I appreciate you stopping by and want to assure you that once you get past the sarcasm, I am actually a devoted mother who loves her children more than anything.

I am trying to teach my children to see the hilarious in the mundane. My two babies (who aren’t babies anymore) keep me entertained and will undoubtedly be the star of this show. But even without them, random things just seem to happen to me. I’m like a walking “I Love Lucy” re-run really, minus the hunky Cuban husband.

I love people-watching and am endlessly fascinated by the saggy pants of the young and stupid, the black socks with sandals of the old and carefree, and everyone in between. When I’m not rocking motherhood, I am doing laundry. Getting clothes from the washer to the dryer before they start to smell is a weekly goal.

I also enjoy finding mysteriously sticky stains on the kitchen floor, praying for patience while cleaning the yellow dribble in the bathroom, holding back four-letter words while surgically removing tiny Lego pieces from my feet, chauffeuring the Miss and Mr to practices, lessons, school and playdates, and who doesn’t love a good Pokemon battle?

My kids are my life, and I am grateful every day for their loving hugs and sloppy kisses. Our faith keeps us grounded, our sarcasm keeps us laughing, everything else is a bonus!

So thank you for joining me on this crazy train!  Please send me your stories of funny motherhood mishaps, fatherhood follies and people of Walmart sightings.  We’ll make this site a collection of stories to keep us laughing through the adventures of parenting and hopefully through the teen years … hopefully.



Ghost Busting

On this rainy Saturday, I thought it was about time my kids were introduced to the world of The Ghostbusters. My little brother inducted himself into the G.B. when the original movie came out (note the proton pack in the picture), which meant that it was only off long enough to rewind the tape. I can still recite the lines.

So we see it on Netflix and both kids start begging to watch it. My Guy asks if it’s scary. The Daught’s answer sealed the deal…

“It was probably more scary in mom’s day when it first came out in black and white .”


It gets better…

We get to the part where Sigourney Weaver opens the fridge to find Zuul growling at her, and The Daught laughs out loud. “The real terror for mom would be that she had to go to back to the grocery store to replace the food.”

She’s a witty one.

#GhostBusting #Ghostbusters #Netflix #TheDaught #MyGuy #ClassicMovie #DontCrossTheStreams #Slimer #EgonForHalloween #BillMurrayMakesTheMovie #AnniePottsCracksMeUp #IHateGroceryShopping #QuickWit #OutrageouslyOrdinary

Happy Mother’s Day

Whether the baby is yours, hers, on the way, or in your prayers – Happy Mother’s Day to all the women with a mother’s heart!

#HappyMothersDay #MothersMakeMiracles #MomDay #MyMomIsAmazing #Happy #ParentingIsABlessing #TheDaught #NoGiftsNeeded #MyGuy #HugsKindOfWeekend #Grateful #Blessed #OutrageouslyOrdinary

White Lightning

Playing I Spy with My Guy, The Daught, and my mom (aka: Mimi) always provides comic relief.

I spy with my big eyes, something that is white…

The Daught- the clouds!


My mom- that car!


My Guy- Mimi’s hair!

Silence. Then breathless laughter.

Gotta love the innocence of a child!

#WhiteLightning #MyGuy #MimiIsOurHero #KidsHaveTheBestZingers #ISpy #LaughterIsTheBestMedicine #KidsSayTheDarndestThings #OutrageouslyOrdinary

Way Deep

The Daught shot up in the middle of movie night last night, paused Mrs. Doubtfire and said…

“Hey mom, I just came up with a quote! Bad times can be blessings, good times can be miracles.”

That’s a great one, honey!

“It’s deep, right. Way deep. Ok, back to the show.”

#WayDeep #Miracles #SheCracksMeUp #MyAmazingGrace #TheDaught #Blessings #KidQuotes #KidsSayTheDarndestThings #OutrageouslyOrdinary

Sick Arguments

With sick kids, the patience runs low and the arguing runs high. I’ve been a referee all day, rolling my eyes (mostly on the inside) at the ridiculous fights these two have been blessing me with. Fortunately, Dimetapp is on the menu soon.

We hit RiteAid for a prescription and as I’m checking out, the pharmacist comes over to praise me on my sweet children…. huh??

For one second, when they thought no one was looking, they chose good over evil and shared a space without arguing about whose feet smell worse, whose joke wasn’t funny, whose avatar was awesomer… and it was in public. Score!

Now we nap.

#SickArguments #SickBaby #TheDaught #SinusInfection #MyMentalHealthDays #MyGuy #RiteAid #WhiteOakPediatrics #CopaysInsteadOfStarbucks #SiblingLove #AllergySeason #TheyAreActuallyAngels #BestKids #OutrageouslyOrdinary

Leftover Lunchbox

Remember the days when making school lunches was part of the weekly grocery list. Everything was organized, healthy, fresh…

We’re at the end of the year, those days are gone. Juice boxes, prepackaged everything, and whatever leftovers I can find in the fridge are now the main course.

I had lunchbox superpowers a few months ago, now I’m on Miss Hannigan’s level.

Thank goodness for Lunchables.

#LeftoverLunchbox #AimForHealthy #SchoolLunches #EndOfSchoolYear #Leftovers #IHaveTheBestKids #MyGuy #TheDaught #MissHannigan #CarolBurnett #Annie #Lunchables #IMakeUpForItAtDinnerTime #OutrageouslyOrdinary

Paper Weight

The kids and I went to our favorite Asian restaurant, Ni Asian Kitchen, today for lunch. While waiting for My Guy to use the bathroom, The Daught said that she really loved going there. I told her I was glad she liked her lunch, and she said, “The food’s great but it’s the toilet paper. They have ‘I care about my customers’ kind of toilet paper, they don’t put out the cheap stuff.”

She cracks me up.

#PaperWeight #CustomersComeFirst #ToiletPaper #WeAreCharminLoyal #CharminStrong #NiAsianKitchen #GreatFoodFriendlyStaff #FortuneCookies #LoveAsianFood #KidsChopsticks #OutrageouslyOrdinary