It’s 5:15 pm. I’m sitting on the couch, the kids are playing, when one of them comes up to me, gets in my face, and quietly says, “what’s for dinner, mommy?” Although I am slightly annoyed at first, I realize that damn, I never took anything out for dinner and it’s too late to make … More Why Pinterest has made me a better mom
The youngest is screaming. Again. And you have no idea why. Your head is killing you, you had a horrible day, and your other child is trying to demand your attention. You haven’t decided on dinner (hence the kids crying and whining) and all you want to do is either pour a huge vat of … More The Roller Coaster of Parenthood
This was the exact thought as my two children were crying and fighting over something stupid, and my husband lay idle while the tv blared football. It had been happening all day. Yes, I get it, there is football on Sundays. Yes, I understand we have “Red Zone” which is the ADHD equivalent to fantasy … More I’m done parenting today.
Do you laugh as hard as I do at the title of this post? Yep, we’d like to think that we have true downtime because we don’t have 1001 things planned, so we can “relax” at home. In actuality, there are 1001 things to be done at home, so we know our “relaxation” time isn’t … More Downtime Saturday
What’s normal with what your kid does and obsesses about? A favorite toy or food, that’s one thing. But what about the kid who just has to wear a sweatshirt all the time (especially in summer)? What then? Do you play into it or try to break them of the habit? My youngest is in … More Obsessions?
As I was driving along today, I noticed an obscene amount of people in their yards. It was an ok day weather-wise, and I could see if the people were retired, that would make sense. Mind you, it was in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week. Or if they had … More The grass is always greener…
Yep, these books actually exist. There is actually one titled “The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children.” I am sure this one will be much better than any suggestions I could make, because I haven’t a clue how to do it. Just when you think you are ahead of the game, or at least … More How to explain death to a child: A guide
With one potty-trained, and one trying out the potty here and there, I feel like I am usually visiting the potty, praising for it, or cleaning it. Potty-checks, we call them, and both kids do it before their baths. Getting out of diapers is a dream, but with what non-monetary price? I have learned where … More Potty trained
In our last ditch effort to enjoy the few remaining days of summer, we were at the beach recently. My eldest wanted to go and get water, and I was getting sick of going back and forth to the water for both of my kids to simply pour out the water and request more (in … More The Enabler