The pacifier, also known as a paci, soothie, binky, nuk, or in my case, “Sally,” evokes very strong feelings in people everywhere. It’s easy to judge parents whose school-aged children walk down the street with a pacifier in their mouth, but that is the extreme, not the norm. For most, it is just a beloved… Continue reading The Great Pacifier Debate
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
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
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
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?
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