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If you are looking for home improvement suggestions, auto repair tips, how to restore a lawn mower or how to get your husband to work around the house, I probably cannot help you.

But if you are looking for tips on making an “owie” feel better, mending a torn sticker, putting a banana back together or fixing a baby doll stroller I might be able to help.

If you just want to chuckle and commiserate with another mom on the day-to-day adventures that we tackle everyday, I can definitely help.

The Big One, the Little One and Gracie Lou….  AKA the source of my gray hairs.


WOW! They were little!

 (November 2011)


The older they all get…. the harder this picture gets!  (June 2015)



The dog doesn’t like to cooperate much anymore, so here’s all of us (October 2018)

11 Comments leave one →
  1. March 12, 2008 5:38 pm

    Joycie, there is no shame in plugging this! Holy cow someone needs to PAY YOU for this! 🙂
    Its hilarious!
    We missed you this weekend! When are you coming back?

  2. Stacie permalink
    June 24, 2008 3:49 pm

    I come here when I need a chuckle, but Big One (only one) is all grown up and I love the way your stories make me remember the special times : ) . Just remember , they grow too fast.

  3. fixitmommy permalink*
    June 26, 2008 7:20 pm

    Hi Stacie! Welcome to my little spot on the Internet! I am so glad to know I can make you smile with my kid antics!

  4. July 17, 2008 6:42 pm

    Hi, nice to meet you! I’m Jamie’s husband (ask your husband). 😉

    Just poking around right now, promise to read more later. But, I like what I’ve seen so far!

    Keep up the good/funny work!

  5. fixitmommy permalink*
    July 17, 2008 8:18 pm

    Hi Rob~
    Welcome! 🙂 Thank you for keeping the Husband entertained while he was down south. I know he appreciated hanging with you guys.

    Thanks for stopping by too.

  6. Elaine permalink
    October 11, 2008 8:59 pm

    I’m having such fun reading your blog, and wondered if you were on twitter by chance?

  7. fixitmommy permalink*
    February 25, 2009 8:37 am

    Oh man, thought I responded to Elaine, sorry. I am not on Twitter yet. I am trying not to succumb {I didn’t do very well with not succumbing to Facebook, so I imagine Twitter is not far behind!}

  8. Eric permalink
    May 10, 2009 9:21 am

    Auntie….this is awesome! i was on facebook just browsing around and saw the link on your page. I actually read a ton of the entries and stuff, this may be for mommy’s, but it sure does keep me entertained!

  9. Melissa Calvanelli permalink
    August 26, 2009 9:54 am

    OMG – you are hilarious! How do I subscribe to your blog? I can’t seem to find a subscribe button? Please don’t tell me it’s somewhere really obvious and I totally missed it.

    I am a mom of 2 boys – 4 yrs old and 2 yrs old.

  10. fixitmommy permalink*
    August 26, 2009 11:41 am

    Thank you! I added a subscription button on the home page. Please give it a try and let me know if it doesn’t work.

    (the FixItMommy)

  11. September 10, 2009 1:17 pm

    Hi Joyce,
    I’ve been touched by all I’ve read on your site and I hope you’ll be interested in my story and the need that I’m filling as a result:

    In January, a family friend began a year’s deployment in the Persian Gulf,
    leaving behind his two young children.

    After his departure, I became aware of the many organizations that send
    items to our troops, but found little that deployed parents can have readily
    available to easily communicate with their young children.

    In an effort to help my friend keep in touch with his children -a difficult
    taskunder the best of cricumstances, I designed interactive postcards for
    him to mail home. The cards are viewed as little gifts both by him and the
    kids, with space for a note from him and drawings the children enjoy coloring,
    connecting the dots and working out mazes.

    When completed, the art is mailed back to him, sharing the children’s
    creativity and accomplishments and maintaining ongoing communication. He
    says that the cards are especially helpful as an easy, economical way to
    keep in touchwith his children and give them an equally easy -and fun– way to send a
    little of themselves to him.

    Thus began the birth of the “Troops In Touch” . I have become so energized
    that I’ve designed over 50 cards –some gender specific, others general in
    nature, including military, sports, seasonal and holiday themes. The next
    step of making them available to others seemed natural.

    These cards perfect for young children who cannot write on their own and for
    busy spouses with too much to do to supervise letter writing — the
    activities on the cards require little or no supervision.

    They’re especially easy for the deployed parent since he/she doesn’t have to
    come up with new things to say required by a letter -and when the postcard
    is returned, the “artwork” provides a topic for a response.

    But most importantly, unlike an e-mail or phone call, the postcard has been
    touched by loved ones. Children can hold the cards, carry them around, sleep
    with them under their pillows and know that they’re receiving and sending
    their very own mail.

    Realizing how important it is for parents and children to stay in touch, I
    had hoped to provide the cards at no cost but I simply cannot afford to.
    Ideally, FRGS and groups that support military families will order in quantities to
    help keep the fee modest.

    Individuals may also order cards for service people they know from my
    website -and those sales enable me to have a small income stream so that I
    can donate them when needed. Additionally, I could offer your readers &
    supporters discounts.

    I hope you will help spread the word about this new resource.
    You can see a few samples at my website at
    and I’d be happy to send actual samples of the postcards to you as well as
    answer any questions you may have.


    Beth Allen

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