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
…are the absolute worst. They suck. They just do. I don’t think anyone has ever really disagreed with this statement. Today though, was particularly rough – like kicking a girl in the teeth when she’s already down kind of rough. Waking up this morning was like a slap to the face. No, wait, I actually… Continue reading Mondays…
You are probably thinking, “what? what did she lose?” My shit. I lost my shit. After I said I never would, I did. All kinds of parenting crazy, exhaustion, and frustration, put on full display for all to see. It wasn’t pretty. Actually, it was ugly, and I mean Kim Kardashian crying ugly. I’ve always… Continue reading I Lost It
Today is a special day. Today is the day that we have finally made significant strides in our quest to potty-train Riley! We couldn’t be more proud of her, even if we tried. It’s been a long road, filled with tears, poop, stickers, potty charts, and lots and lots of treats. As I was packing… Continue reading No Sweeter Words…
People who think they will test their parenting skills and commitment by having a dog are as equally smart, as they are stupid, just plain stupid. Back in 2008, I begged Pat for a puppy. I had to have one. It became my obsession, and for an early Christmas gift, I received this sweet bundle… Continue reading My First Baby, My Fur Baby, Lexy
It is a question that I ask myself multiple times a day, and even more so on Mondays. Most evenings, I go to bed at 8:45 PM, so in reality, I should be well rested. Hell, I should be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, but instead, I feel like I am dragging my body around like it… Continue reading Why am I so tired?
What do moms really want for Mother’s day? It is an interesting question and I’ve seen a lot of posts about it this week on social media. Unlike some mothers who just want to be left the hell alone for one day (I do have days like this, but they are usually unexpected and most… Continue reading My Ideal Mother’s Day
Growing up, I always wanted to have a Power Wheels. Unfortunately for my 8-year old self, my parents never gave in to the craze. At the time, I thought it was likely because Power Wheels were super expensive, and having twins and a younger child was probably draining their bank accounts at lightening speed. However,… Continue reading Toddlers Shouldn’t Drive
Parenthood continues to surprise me with its sweet, sweet, irony. There are times when I feel like I am on a merry-go-round. The ride starts with so much anticipation and excitement, only to be met with feelings of monotony (and sometimes nausea) after going round and round for a while, to finally have it end… Continue reading Isn’t it ironic?