Okay, so maybe not DREAD it per se, but I am definitely not super excited about it. I have seen recent articles about a vacation vs. a trip, especially when it comes to having kids with you. This will be our first vacation/trip for any extended period of time with all three kids. And I … More Is it okay to dread “vacation”??
How can you tell your significant other what you want without sounding like you are nagging? I mean, honestly, I don’t have a great answer for this. Relationships are tricky, even though you may feel as though they shouldn’t be. 10 years into my marriage, I feel like it’s still a balance. It’s not always … More What I wish my husband did more of
Dear husband, It’s been 10 years. Yes, I know! I can’t believe it either! We’ve been together for longer, although we often debate the actual amount of time (there is a dispute about when we were officially dating). It’s been a wild ride, and we’ve shared a lot of ups and downs. But lately, I … More An open letter to my husband in our 10th year of marriage
Yes, we split a lot. He cooks, I will clean. He does all of the outside yard work, I vacuum inside and keep things tidy indoors. I will often deal with the baby while he takes care of the older two. But there are times, more often lately than not, that I feel like the … More Why do I always have to be the parent?
I am just too fucking tired. I have had a long day (week, month, quarter) and I just can’t even think about taking my clothes off for more than getting into comfy clothes and passing out, face-down in my bed. I’m sorry, but it’s just NOT happening. I’ve reached the point of no return. We … More 8 reasons why I won’t have sex with you tonight.
“Am I a bad mother?” This I asked my husband today, as we sat enjoying a peaceful lunch with a few beers and relaxed atmosphere. Was I? Was this typical mother behavior? He assured me, no, I wasn’t, but I couldn’t be sure. Mind you, we haven’t taken a true vacation in almost 10 years. … More I haven’t talked to my kids in a few days…
There are a few things I’ve realized in the 5 years I have been a parent. Yes, I am not seasoned by any means, but I have noticed some things just aren’t worth your time with small children. At. All. So save it for something else more worthwhile. Vacuuming. I would love to think that … More The things I have given up on as a parent. (Seriously, spend your time elsewhere.)
I got a text today from my husband’s cousin. She wanted to talk about finances. Her and her boyfriend are looking to buy a house together, and she is struggling with the money end. She is in a lower paying job (like me) than her boyfriend, and didn’t know how to work the mortgage, etc. … More The Not-So-Fun of Finances
We’ve had two snow days so far, over a weekend (so a four day weekend). I am not complaining whatsoever. The kids have been great (so far) and I don’t mind not having to go anywhere when it’s like this. But to keep their interest and keep them happy, I’ve been run ragged. We’ve crafted … More Why staying at home is just as exhausting as going to work
Honestly, I don’t understand it. I can have my hands completely full with cleaning the bathroom, folding laundry and making dinner at the same time and my kids will still call for me over my husband, who is sitting quietly, watching tv. The kicker is, he will ask me too! “Ask mommy.” Why? Why does … More Why can’t Daddy answer as good as Mommy