Parenting and sleep go together like oil and water. They just don’t mix. When I was pregnant, everyone said that I should rest and sleep as much as possible; because once the baby arrived, I would never sleep again. They were right. Those newborn years were rough. I’m not going to lie, there were days… Continue reading My Toddler’s Best Excuses for Refusing to Go to Sleep
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?
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
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
This is a question I hear multiple times a day from my three-year old, Riley. I think the child associates certain daily activities with getting gummies for a treat. And, I can’t really blame her, because I use them as bribes, a lot. Riley goes potty – she gets gummies. Riley listens at school –… Continue reading Got Gummies?