What Every Mother of Young Children Would Give Her Left Arm For:

  1. A third arm.
  2. The miracle eye cream:  it firms, tightens, lightens under-eye circles, and removes thirteen pounds of stretched out epidermis and cellulite from the abdominal region.
  3. More than ninety minutes of sleep at a time each night.
  4. Fewer Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crumbs on whichever shoulder she typically uses to carry a kid.
  5. Two words: central vacuum.
  6. The ability to both work outside the home AND be a stay at home mom—because being stuck with just one of these abilities gets old eventually.
  7. A book worth reading, and two hours to nap while pretending to read it.
  8. An actual Tooth Fairy—because sometimes it’s hard to remember to keep new, fancy, crisp dollar bills at the ready AND to exchange them for a tooth, all before the sun rises.
  9. Have I mentioned miracle eye cream yet?
  10. To know that she’s not here alone—we’re all in this together.

Cassandra can be found on Twitter @aclevergirl. Learn more about her family’s unique challenges and why they have hope for a cure for muscular dystrophy at Byrds for a Cure.


  1. Jacque says:

    Yes, yes and Yes! :) Now, out of those products pictured what are people’s favorties?! That’s what I’d like to know. :)

  2. Dave Stuart says:

    I found a Tooth Fairy App for android….now, just waiting for one of my kids teeth to fall out so I can see how it works. Its free, ad-supported, so the rub is that you have to agree to an Olive Garden sticker be placed on the client/kid/tooth-fairy-beneficiaries forehead.

  3. Cass says:

    Jacque, I’ve yet to find the miracle eye cream. The closest I’ve come is the Avon one–called Anew Clinical Eye Lift. I think it’s a little pricey at $28, but it works better than my $56 Lancome stuff, so…..

    Avon puts it on sale at about half price ~twice a year–if you can catch that sale, buy 3 or 4 at that price! It’s the one I like the best (but apparently refuse to pay full price for). Hm, must reconsider my priorities.

  4. Shanna Bengtson says:

    These are so spot-on, Cass! I would like to add a housecleaner (weekly!), one date-night a week with my honey, one girls-night a week with my honeys, a 2-hr.massage (daily) and a 10-day vacation to the locale of my choosing once a year. I don’t ask for much!!!