Nooooooooo! I feel like I know you and your family, and will certainly miss your posts! Thanks so much for sharing yourself with us. I hope things will work out well for you, it seems that things have been tough for y’all lately, and for that I’m sorry. There’s a huge community out here who has been praying for you, Bill, and the boys. Be well, and God bless all of you!
This comes as a surprise….and yet I don’t know that I am entitled to be shocked. In reality, I only know you all from this blog.
Like others have said, it feels like I came to know your spirited and bubbly brood. Your stories of parenting boys and life in The South has been a bright spot to this Yankee for a couple of years now. You will be greatly missed. Should you (or one of the boys??) revive the blog at some point in the future, you will be welcomed back with open arms.
Wow! You got me hooked in the blog-o-sphere, so I’m sad! But, I hope all is okay, and wish you the best. I’ll be praying for your health and thanks for letting all of us sneak a peek into your glamorous life!
I wish this was an April Fool’s joke. I’ve been wondering if you might stop blogging with everything else going on in your life. Soon there will be books about grieving the blog you loved! I will truly miss hearing about you and your wonderful family. Will you be leaving the site up long or do I need to pull an all-nighter to reread all the archives? We might have a very one sided ‘relationship’ as I haven’t a blog myself but you’ve inspired me as a mother and a woman. You’ve made me laugh and cry and pray – sometimes all with one post. I wish you and your family all the best in life and will think of you often.
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful humor and your awesome family with us over the years. I’ll miss hearing about the boys adventures and your insights into this crazy world. Take care of yourself and I hope to see you back sometime in the future.
I am so sad – you have made Birmingham feel so much closer since we moved to FL! I actually made your Chicken Panang tonight and we felt like we were in Surin! Thanks for all you have shared – you will definitely be missed!
OH you will be missed! I hope that this gives you more time to focus on you and your family, and please know that you’re still going to be in my RSS reader, in the folder I keep for people I hope will come back to blogging some day. (Miss Doxie’s there, so you’re in good company!) Thank you for a lot of years of great writing – best wishes.
I feel I owe you a heartfelt thank you. I’ve never commented before, but I’ve been reading your blog since way back when you were writing for a one of the bigger women’s website. Yours was the first blog I ever read, and I followed you here, where I immediately was hooked on your writing and introduced to all the talented writers on your blog roll. Since then the blogging community has brought me many laughs and much entertainment, and that all began with you. So thank you for sharing your life with us for as long as you have, and all the best to you and yours in the future.
I have been reading this blog since your article in the newspaper. I will miss your excellent writing and funny stories. I wish you all the best! I hope everything is all right, and that your back starts feeling better soon!
Thanks for the laughter and memories. I am sorry to see it end. Started reading after I saw you in the B’ham News and helped me through some tough lonely times as an at home mom. Whatever happened to Lipstick magazine? Will be looking for you articles and happy to see them.
I found you through Antique Mommy. Like a circus, you rolled into my bloggy world. Like the circus, we laughed, we gasped, and we felt better for being there. Now the circus is leaving. Thanks for hosting the Flashback Friday carnival. It was fun. God bless.
Goodbye!!! I have LOVED reading your slice of life – Southern momma, medical struggles, raising boys, hot husband – I identified with you immediately. I can only hope leaving the blog will give you more time to work on your BOOK. Your stories will always be with me.
I’m so sad that we will no longer have your sage advice and fabulous sense of humor, but I understand you have a lot going on right now. You are one of my favorite bloggers, and I’ve taken to heart and bookmarked your parenting advice for the years to come… you’ve been a great role model to a mom-to-be. Know that you will be missed and we’re very grateful for all you’ve shared with us.
Oh no! I hardly ever comment but I certainly have enjoyed reading your blog – since back when you were on the iVillage site. I don’t know how I found you but yours was one of the first blogs I read that was not friends or family! I’ve loved hearing about your family, your stories, recipes, etc. I wish you and your family all the best.
Oh no! Yours is one of the best blogs I’ve ever read. You have such a wonderful way with words, making me laugh and cry, nod my head in agreement or shake it in amazement. I’ve often thought I’d love to meet you and your boys. You seem like my kind of parent. I do hope you’ll continue writing in some form or another. You have great talent. Best wishes always.
I will miss you. Your blog is the only one I read, bookmark and check regularly. Please consider a book format to allow your loyal fans to continue to follow your family trials and tribulations. Three hundred pages or so, we need to hear your voice throughout the boys teen years- the best is yet to come, lots more mental parenting and less physical parenting. IYou can do this, I will be the first in line to buy a copy.
Love from CA,
I am selfishly very sorry to have you stop blogging. I , too, will miss you and ALL your boys and the wonderful vision of life you have shared with us all. I feel like i have lost one of my mommy mentors….
I wish you well in getting your health back. I see you pain free and enjoying your life.
WHAT?!?! I was just thinking the other day how your blog is one that I love to visit, because it’s always so fun to read what’s going on with your boys, and not feel like ‘the lone vagina’ in a house full of boys. Dang. Does this mean we’ll miss puberty with Drew and Porter? Please let me know if you come back, and until then…I wish you well.
One more for the “Oh no!” column.
Will we still be able to sample your writing in 140 characters or less on Twitter? Wishing you all the best and holding out hope you’ll feel like returning to this blog at some point in the future
I don’t know how to put into words how much you have inspired me with your stories about your family and the rest of your life. I wish you all the strength in the world to deal with everything you have going on right now.
Thank you for sharing with us the past years!
I have never commented before, but as the mother of three boys I’ve loved reading of your adventures. I couldn’t miss the chance to tell you how much you’ve made me laugh over the years.May God bless you and your family and keep you safe and thankyou again for sharing your life with us.
WOW – So sorry to hear that you won’t be posting anymore. I’ll miss checking in and hearing the stories of you and your family, especially those boys. Didn’t you mention that you have family in Columbia, SC? We’re moving there in July and I’d love to be able to check in with them (if that’s OK with them, of course – we know other people there already so I wouldn’t turn into a stalker or anything!) Anyway, many blessings to you and your family!
I am a lurker, too, and wanted to say how much I love your writing and your stories and how you think about life. Thanks for sharing. I hope you are OK, and that there aren’t sad reasons for not wanting to blog anymore ….
I will greatly miss your blog. It is the only one I read and recommend to others. I have tried to find others but none compare to yours. I hope after some R&R you will at least write occasionally. Love and prayers to you and your family.Please do keep your site up so I can go back and reminisce and Laugh Laugh Laugh :~)
Oh, no – this is a belated April Fool’s joke, right??? Here I log in for Flashback Friday and find this instead…ugh…
I don’t even remember how I found your blog originally, but I have really loved reading about your life for quite a while now. It’s crazy how you can build virtual relationships! I’ve really enjoyed your posts – I think you’re thoughtful and funny, just an exceptional woman who has a lot to offer the world. Bill and the boys are lucky indeed! Thanks too for writing back personal notes whenever I posted a comment – you are just a class act =) Best of luck with everything that you have going on and know that a lot of people, whom you don’t even know, really care a lot about you!
anne, i am so sorry that you won’t be blogging any more. As a mom to 3 boys (singleton and twins), I’ve always admired and looked up to you. I aspire to be as good a parent to my boys as you obviously are to yours. Thanks for all your thought provoking and laugh out loud funny posts. I wish you the best with your health and hope your pain improves soon.
thanks for making such an impact.
Oh my Anne. I hate to see this. But I know that you have a lot going on with your health. (My son goes back next week for his follow up xrays for his scoliosis). Pray for no progression. I hope you will keep your site up and just surprise us once in a while. Maybe Bill or even Finn(future writer) could update us on you and the family. I wish you all the best and remember you are strong.
As a mother of 3 boys myself who are just a little older than your boys, I have enjoyed your blog so much. Your experiences of being the only female in a house of males mirrored my own so closely. It was good to know that I wasn’t the only one out here struggling to turn “Tarzans” into respectful young men. Good luck and God Bless.
Like everyone else I’m sad. I hope you’ll come back at some point. Who am I going to talk with about my worms? They are doing fine by the way. See? Who knew that you would touch someones life in such a way…
I am so sorry to hear this, as I’ve read your blog for years and it’s even marked as a “favorite” on my computer. All the best to you and your family. From one mom of boys to another, you are doing it right.
I have thoroughly enjoyed your blog – your thoughts, your views, your writing talent, and your willingness to be open and keep it real. I’ll miss hearing stories about your sweet family. I wish you all the best – and hope we’ll run into each other in Auburn someday.
Unknown to you, your posts were my introduction to the blogging world, 4 yrs ago. Thank you for that, and for a lot of funny and inspiring posts – even though I don’t have boys but only two very girly girls and therefore can’t relate to everything. I really hope your health will allow you to start enjoying life in all it’s aspects again.
How sad I am today! I have NEVER posted a comment before. I am also the mother of 3 boys. I have read your blog for years and I have read every post. I love your writing, your stories, your family!! I feel like you ARE family. Please at least update us on your health! You are awesome and I will never forget the laughs you’ve given me through the years. THANK YOU!
You have inspired me to be a better mother, wife and friend. I think of you often when I read through Proverbs 31 to remind myself who I want to be. Thank you for the role you have played in my life these last couple of years.
Yours was the first blog I ever read. I started reading you on ivillage. Your archives kept me entertained throughout law school. You inspired me to be a blogger. Through your posts I learned that I can (someday) be both a wonderful mother and attorney. I appreciate your insight, your humor, your rational parenting, your ability to be real, and your honesty. Although I have only commented a few times, I want you to know that I have viewed you as a kindred spirit and role model for quite a few years now.
Best of luck to you and thank you for being inspirational!
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog… I can’t remember when I first found it, but it’s been a while. I don’t comment often, but have enjoyed reading. I hope you’ll come back at some point. Like so many others, I’ll miss you.
Yours was the first blog I followed, way back in the iVillage days. I’ve laughed and cried with you over the years, and have enjoyed your writing immensely. Thank you for sharing yourself with us for all this time!
Oh. I’m sad to see you go. I have really enjoyed the stories of your family over the years and I really appreciate your levelheaded response to so many parenting problems. I’ll miss reading your stories. Good luck! I hope things work themselves out for the better for you soon!
OH NO!!! Your blog was the first one I ever followed. It’s so much of my weekly routine, I’m going to have withdrawal pains.Thanks for putting a smile on our face and sharing your extraordinary life and family.You know I’ll always be grateful, hope to see y’all around.Also, I hope you’ll keep this site in case you change your mind.
We are all sad that you will not be blogging, but more than that, concerned for your health. Will keep you in our prayers, as I know this is a difficult time for one who is so independent and active. At least you have the best looking therapist I’ve ever seen!! Keep us posted via the SS class, etc.
I’m going to miss you! I do want to thank you again for helping me out when my son Andy ran away to Alabama to join a cult. All turned out okay with him as he is back at home. I’m going to miss you and the stories about your family. You might want to think about putting together a My Tiny Kingdom newsletter out now and then and giving all your faithful readers an update now and then. You will be missed! Good luck and nothing but positive thoughts for the future.
Well I’m lagging, what else is new lately. I’ve been having a hard time physically, and I haven’t been here as much. I will miss you Anne, you take care of yourself. Thank your for sharing all the times of laughter and tears. Don’t take the site down without warning, I need to print out some of these for gloomier days.
Oh Anne, I’m really going to miss your blog. Your explanation of the act of “making googly eyes” has got to be one of the funniest things I have ever read. And your adventures with your boys reminded me to see the humor in things like the “potion” my son created and then spilled on the carpet. I wish the very best for you and your family in the future. (And can I selfishly add…I hope you come back?!!!)
You were the first blog I ever read. Then when the article came out in the b’ham news, I said “I know that lady!” That’s weird, isn’t it? And my son lives in Homewood so i told him “if you ever need a lawyer in B’ham I think I can direct you to a good one”. I’m sad that I won’t be able to read your stuff – you were on my favorites in the toolbar, and my family loves the beef balls in red wine sauce! Good luck to you, and if you ever feel like giving us an update down the road I’d be glad to see it!
I haven’t commented in a while & I drop by only to read that you’re hanging up your computer. I will truely miss your blog. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your life with us. You’re an awesome Mom and I wish you nothing but the best Anne. Those four men in your life are very blessed to have you. Take care, Dear. I think I’m gonna cry…
I’ve read you for at least the past year. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried and I’ve nodded my head. You are raising your boys the way all childen should be raised. With respect, love, understanding, and above all – rules. Kids do not rule the world, they are merely a part of it. By all accounts, you are raising 3 gentlemen who will be assets to their communities, their schools and, in the future, their wives and children. I will miss your humor, your warmth and your love for your family. I hope you will reconsider and someday come back to talk to us again. May God bless you and your family! — Patti (Wilmington, Delaware)
Thank you for the time, stories and advice you shared via your blog! I think you guys are great parents and your boys are blessed. I hope you’ll leave your blog up or at least allow us to print out your “The Talk” post to be stored for future reference – it is one of the best I’ve ever encountered!
I’ll miss your posts. Thanks for always writing so honestly. I’m newly married and don’t have kids yet, and often when I’d read your posts I’d think, “I hope I’m like that when I’m a parent!”. Perhaps I should print out a few posts now for future reference.
Good luck with everything in the future. Your back, raising teenagers, worm composting, the mysterious mailbox vandal, finding fun new recipes, everything. I wish you all the best.
I’m sorry to see you stop writing – your posts have always been ones I look forward to. It’s hard to find good blogs by parents of teens and preteens – I need those reminders that my kids are mostly being typical teen/pre-teen boys!
Best of luck to you and your family! I’ll miss you.
Now I feel like a big pile of crap. I meant to leave a comment when you wrote a couple posts back about all the health issues you are dealing with. I cried while reading it, but then that pesky thing called life got in the way and I never took the time to let you know how much I appreciate your honesty– regarding you whole dang life! You are a strong, strong woman, AND you aided me in my quest for the perfect bra. I’ll remember you each time I snap that baby on. Well, maybe not, but you know what I mean.
You will be missed, but not forgotten. Seriously. xoxo
Well, I will certainly miss your funny posts! I found your blog a few months ago and I immediately knew you were from Alabama! My husband and I are UA alums living out of state so I liked reading your take on Southern stuff and life! I hope you are able to get well and be as pain free as possible. Take care!
Anne, I have enjoyed your humor these last four years, especially your escapades with the boys, as I can relate only too well. Thanks for getting me through the “talk” with my sons, letting me know what to expect in Cooperstown, making me go get properly fitted for a bra, and the various other sisterly things you ahve done for me without even knowing. Please, please keep the site up… I will still need to consult. I wish you all the best with your hot new physical therapist.
Thank you so much for all the posts. In turns, you reaffirmed some of my parenting decisions and inspired me in others. Continued prayers for your well being. I hope you’re suffused with a nice glow, knowing you’ve touched so many like-minded women, because you deserve it.
Like someone else mentioned, thought maybe your news was a little late for April Fool’s. Your humor has a tendency to catch us off guard. But, you are serious??? Seriously…I am sad..but,that is selfish. You have your reasons, just know that you will be missed so very much. Good health to you & love to your “boys”. Let us know if you decide to return. We will welcome you with open arms. blessings.
Please reconsider! Your writing is such a gift it should be shared! We will settle for less–but please don’t stop altogether. That being said, I know you have probably thought long and hard about this, so if you must go, I wish you the best. I have enjoyed your humorous posts that so marvelously sum up the joy and frustration that is motherhood. Thank you and God Bless.
My cousin initially told me about your blog as we all have something in common…Jazzercise! You wrote something which mentioned a routine (Freeze Frame, I believe?), and after reading that entry, I was hooked and was off reading through the archives to catch up.
I’m sorry that you’re taking a break (thinking optimistically here, just a break, perhaps?), and hope everything works out for you and that you’ll be back even if only for sporadic updates.
Also, don’t you have a book in the works? What’s going on with that?
Oh no! I have been a lurker for a while and I will miss your great writing and your fabulous parenting tips. I don’t know you from anything but this blog, however, it seems like you have the strength to beat anything that is thrown your way!
I miss you already. I’ve stopped by at least 4 times since you posted your farewell- just in case you changed your mind. I do hope that you’re finding peace in your life. I think about you and your pain, and I hope you are hanging in there. Take good care of yourself, Anne. Thank you for all of the laughs, tears, and inspiration over the last 4 years. You’re raising some awesome sons!
Another lurker here. Yours was one of the first blogs I ever read and has been on my favorites list ever since. I will miss belly laughing over your hilarious parenthood stories! Love your blog because you’re so “real.” Wish all of you in the Tiny Kingdom the very best.
Hi…I keep coming back, hoping to see a headline something like, “Due to the overwhelming outpouring of Internet love, I have decided to blog again”. No?? Are you sure??? I miss you….but hope all is well with you. Take good care. Kim
I very rarely comment, but I have to let you know that your blog was one of the few that had in my Google Reader. I also have 3 boys & loved reading about your family & what to expect when they get a little older. Thank you so much for sharing a part of your life with us & I pray God blesses your family.
I check back almost every day. Years long reader, first(?) time commenter. I was just reminded of your “It’s Natural” post and was wondering if I should copy it. My son learned to tie his shoes from the internet; I may be needing some assistance soon with “The Talk”. Miss your posts. Praying with you.
I just have to add that I’m being a titty-baby because I keep checking back to see if you’ve changed your mind, and feel I’ve lost my secret BFF whom gave me the greatest advice and excellent recipes while making me LMAO.
If you ever get to the piney woods in East Texas, the margaritas and mexican food are on me!
I sure hope you are working on a book. Your writing is obviously what so many smart women need to brighten their days and keep them in perspective.
Feel better. You have made a big difference in my life by changing my perspective. Thank you!
OH hon. I just figured out why I hadn’t read anything for awhile. I was out of town at this time and came home and deleted my whole reader. Totally missed this until now.
I’m so sorry you’ve left. I know so much of your life was poking you in the side…back, actually. I will miss reading about your boys; you gave me such hope that I’d be able to raise my boys well while keeping my sanity.
Take care, babe. Hope you get to feeling better soon. You deserve it. Best to you and your family.
And popping BACK by to say that I just realized you have a Twitter account. All is now right with the world.
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I'm Anne Glamore, wife, mother, lawyer and blogger. I have three boys, and I'm desperately trying to train them to become Southern gentlemen, but that may be an unrealistic goal. At this point I'd be ecstatic if they'd quit farting at the dinner table.
If you're new here, check out the Readers' Favorite Posts below or browse through the Categories. I write about my attempts to teach the boys about peckers and sex (which we call "making googly eyes"), my struggles with hepatitis C and spine surgery, the boys' adventures with fire and pets, my mom's death from ovarian cancer, my love of cooking (with plenty of recipes) and anything else that crosses my mind. Join me on Twitter or StumbleUpon or Email me. I'm happy to speak to your group or club.