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
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?
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?
Wait, what? I know what you are thinking. I am notoriously wrong when I try to use classic sayings in my every day vocabulary, but this time, it was intentional. I’ve decided to venture into the world of doing product reviews. Don’t worry, I’m not a sell-out. I just think it is important for parents… Continue reading Pip, Pip, Hooray?
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…
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