Dear Ellen: It was me against the 2-year-old.

Sometimes I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Tonight there was a standoff at the Silver house.  It was me versus the two-year-old.  She woke up from her nap, madder than hell at God only knows what. The following conversation is based on actual events – as they happened in my imagination. […]

Dear Ellen: I’m a pack rat

Sometimes I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, I’m a pack rat. I have the worst time getting rid of stuff. Granted, I’m not a hoarder, but getting rid of things like baby clothes is hard for me.  My husband, on the other hand, loves spring cleaning. He does it year round. […]

Dear Ellen: I really want to be at that meeting!

Sometimes I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, I heard back from M&Ms. Here’s their response: Dear Allison: Thank you for your email. We’re pleased to hear you enjoy our M&M’S® Chocolate Candies and appreciate your taking the time to tell us so. Your comments will be shared with our Marketing Associates. Have a […]

Dear Ellen: When I was a kid….

Sometimes I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, Sometimes my three-year-old acts like I’m trying to kill him, when all I’m really trying to do is get him to sit on the potty. I don’t know what he has to complain about.  The kid sits on a cushioned potty-seat insert. When I […]

Dear Ellen: No chickens, real or imagined, were harmed.

Sometimes I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, On Sunday morning, my husband and I took the kids to church. I had the three-year-old with me.  It was my husband’s turn to watch over the two-year-old A.K.A. Cujo. As I approached the entrance to the church, my son started freaking out. “No! […]

Are there elephants in the Bible?

I write letters to Ellen DeGeneres. No particular reason. Just because I can. Dear Ellen, A couple of weeks ago, I started saying bedtime prayers to my toddlers.  After the prayer is over, I say, “Amen,” because, well….that’s what you’re supposed to do at the conclusion of a prayer…I think.  I’m actually not sure, I’m just repeating what the pastor […]