It’s a maaaaadhouse!

How I love March Madness. And not just because of the basketball.

OK, not at all because of the basketball. I’m not a big fan, plus I was always torn between hometown favorite St. Johns and best-name-ever Gonzaga. Now I’m a Wolverine but am realistic that Michigan State could do it. Makes my head spin, so I just end up blurting out, “Kentucky?..” when anyone asks me.

But I still love March Madness, because it’s the season of [everything] Madness. There’s a contest for everything: from Fug Madness to cake vs. pie madness to beer madness. It makes every day seem like an epic battle of good vs. evil, when really it’s just March.

Now I’ve entered the realm of madness myself, with a face-off of mothering calamities of everyday proportions: 9-month sleep regression, persistent diaper rash, leak milk through blouse at work, child throws golf ball down toilet and plumber can’t get it out, etc. The Moxie Madness 2012 brackets are up now and ready for you to make your picks. Voting for the first round starts this Thursday.

Any speculation about which one will win? I’d tell you my picks but I don’t want to influence the votes. I have a feeling it’s going to be hard to beat “Baby pukes in your mouth,” though…


Moxie Madness 2012: Misery Poker Tournament of Champions is open! Voting starts Thursday, March 15 and the finals are April 2. Download your brackets and make your picks, then vote early and often.

Magda Pecsenye write about parenting at and about co-parenting after divorce with her ex-husband at When The Flames Go Up.

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