I’d like to preface what I am about to say by stating that I am actually a brutally honest person. You can rest assured that 99 percent of the time, if you ask me something, I will shoot it to you straight. That being said, parenting little humans is ridiculously hard, both physically and emotionally.… Continue reading Why the Little White Lies I tell My Children Aren’t Going to Hurt Them
I spend approximately 30 percent of my daily life in the car. Some people save their deep thoughts for the shower, or after the kids go to sleep, which is silly because that is the time to drink massive amounts of wine and watch mindless TV shows like The Bachelor, but for me it is… Continue reading This is what moms really think about in the car
New Years Eve. A night filled with wonder, drunken shenanigans, glitter, fun glasses with the New Year on them, and of course, a New Year’s kiss. Over the years, my NYE adventures have varied, from pre-gaming and going to the bars, classy dinners with my bae (yea, that’s you, Pat) and nights that are a… Continue reading Is that you, New Years?
December is usually filled with holiday cheer and laughter, hot cocoa by the fire, Christmas tree trimming, and anxious children awaiting Santa’s arrival. This year however, December has brought my family some unwanted, and unpleasant, gifts. So, to try and get back into the holiday spirit, here is a more realistic rendition of the “Twelve… Continue reading A Mother’s Rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas
When I was pregnant with Riley, I searched the Internet far and wide to find the perfect diaper bag. I wanted it to be cute and functional, but mostly cute. Since then, I’ve had several bags, most of which are now in the back of my closet, with sparse remnants of a “baby and me”… Continue reading Diaper Bag Backpack by CheekyTummy is pure genius
Too many things to count, honestly. I have a wonderful family, amazingly fabulous friends, a husband who is just as handsome, sweet, and annoying…errr… I mean funny, as the day I met him, and of course, my two-little baby monsters, who fill my life with so much love, snuggles, laughs, tears, poop, and germs that… Continue reading What am I thankful for?
As much as people say, “Oh, I don’t judge,” they totally do. They are straight, lying to your face, if they say they don’t. It is just human nature. Everyone has their own opinions on how things work, or should work, and when someone does something differently, it is just natural to have an opinion… Continue reading I’ve created a Monster
So, I have a question for all you parents out there. How do you (or did you) talk to your children about death? I hate death. I have a real problem with death. I think a lot of my anxiety and OCD comes from having to deal with death at a very young age. Death… Continue reading “What happened to Toby?”
Fun family outings should also be called parenting suicide missions. I’m not kidding. As you prepare for your next family adventure, whether it be the farmer’s market on Saturday mornings, a summertime concert series one evening after work, or an air show on Sunday, don’t ignore that feeling deep down in your “mommy gut” that… Continue reading 4 Reasons to Stay at Home
Grocery stores are prime targets for epic meltdowns. I blame the lighting and over-stimulation that results from so many treats and brands that market directly to children. I mean, hello! I am the one with the cash, and knowledge of what is good for them. Market to me! Idiots. I usually avoid grocery shopping at all… Continue reading So hard, but so worth it