“School bus!” I shout, pointing. Then, after looking in the rearview, I realize I am the only one in the car. I chuckle a bit, and realize just how much I have ingrained in me the things we do to distract/entertain our kids. Like pointing out all of the cement mixers, diggers, dump trucks, school … More Dump trucks, school buses, and diggers, OH MY!
The other day, I had to run into the library to pick up a reserved item. I had a choice: bring my kids in for the few seconds it would take to pick up my item or leave them, locked in the car for those same few seconds. If I took them with me, it … More Cracking the car window?
“If you keep doing that, your face will freeze that way.” How many times did we hear THAT when we were little? And did we believe it? Most times, we were too scared to test it out, so yes, in a way, I suppose we did. But why did our parents tell us these lies? … More Pretty Little Liars?
The other day, I heard my eldest making up a song about random things. Literally. Like things that they saw around them, things their sibling was doing, even what they were doing as they walked around (“I’m singing a song…”). Shocked? I wasn’t. I play music more than have the t.v. on, and I love … More The Soundtrack of Life
Well, here it is. I am 40-something blog posts into my blog on WordPress, and I am going to take a moment to reflect on why I blog/how I got started. To be honest, Crazy Grad Mama and I have a LOT in common. Motherhood, post partum depression, post graduate struggles. To feel like I am normal … More Reflections…why I became a blogger.
“Mommy, I don’t like this…” my youngest tells me, as they spit out the last half-eaten carrot on their plate. I don’t know what bothers me more: that they already ate the other four carrots on their plate, doused in ranch or that they suddenly decided they don’t like it. Really? I used to think, … More The Great Negotiator
My cuckoo beans. Yup, my kids. I had to come up with something I could call them without feeling bad about it. Read: something I knew meant more than it sounded and in my own mind, could be derogatory if I was feeling a little annoyed yet silly sounding to everyone else. In listening to … More Oh, shit!
I get these surges of energy with everything in my life. It includes working out, where I truly believe that I am going to keep with it this time. Hence why we have a two thousand dollar elliptical machine in our basement that is collecting dust. I also get into reading at random times, which … More On the upside of the roller coaster
It happens on a daily, no more like hourly, basis. My two kids love each other one minute, laughing, hugging, singing, calling to one another to come and play and then, the next minute, they are hitting each other, screaming for me, and crying. It’s exhausting. But not only that, it’s super confusing. Is this … More The love/hate relationship
As I sit in my garage typing this post, I am watching my kids bounce balls around. They have spent the last half hour riding their bikes, pretending to be in a race, and now they are competing to see who can bounce their ball the highest, and which ball is best for bouncing. Yesterday, … More It’s the simple things