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
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
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…
That I am kind of a mess. When most people hear that I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, they assume that I suffer from the type that they’ve seen portrayed in movies or on television shows. The type of OCD that makes people clean their homes like they are prepping for surgery to happen on their… Continue reading You might be surprised to know…
So, by now you may know that I have a slight, ok unhealthy, addiction to gossip magazines. One of my favorites,US Weekly, always has a section where a chosen celebrity lists 25 unknown facts about themselves. I mean, who doesn’t like juicy secrets about strangers you’ll never meet? I know I do. When I first… Continue reading 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me: OCD Edition
The first signs of spring are always a welcomed sight to Vermonters. The birds are chirping, the lake is thawing, and the below zero temperatures are just a faint, distant memory. Though I am jumping for joy with the rest of the pasty-white citizens of this gorgeous state, I am also starting to worry about… Continue reading Sandy beaches or hazardous waste pits?
Every year I make New Year’s resolutions. And, every year, I fail to follow through on them. I just realized that it is January 22 and I have not made a single resolution. I guess that is a failure in itself…failing to follow-through before I even start. The ultimate fail. Well done, Jenna, well done.… Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions
For anyone who does not already know, I’m pregnant! Pat and I are expecting a baby girl in April and couldn’t be more thrilled. As someone who suffers from extreme anxiety and OCD, being pregnant has brought about a whole new world of neurosis! I was told that my anxiety may get better or worse… Continue reading If “what ifs” could kill…
If I had to pick one thing that causes me the most anxiety on a daily basis, it would be the thought of using public restrooms. I say “thought,” because I rarely ever use them. The situation has to be dire in order for me to even consider this as an option. I get it,… Continue reading Public Restrooms – Oh, the Horror.
In general, I have a hard time eating at buffet restaurants. I mean, who really wants to eat somewhere that has sneeze guards protecting the food? No thanks. Not to mention the unruly children that will lick the serving spoons and put them back…or pick out the fruit they want with their grubby, grubby little… Continue reading General Tso Chicken, Peking Duck.. and oh yea, Roadkill Delight