Whoa!

It's remarkable how much a horse is like a pair of cross country skis. At least in my experience.Let's start with the horse.A number of my relatives have lived on farms, and one of the great delights of my childhood was visiting Uncle Sam's farm on vacations.(1) We went fishing, picked blackberries on the way to the pond, gathered fresh eggs, used an outhouse (2), milked cows, played in haylofts, churned butter.And occasionally rode horses. (3)...more

Do Stay at home mothers really have it "easier" than parents who work a job?

After reading quite a few opinions about the load that those who work carry in competition of their stay at home spouses, I think it's overdue that we explore this issue in far more detail. Rather than approaching the issue as a "me versus them", lets explore both hormonal and psychological reasons behind the stress that being a stay at home mother brings. Let's try and be sympathetic and comprehensive. Why? Because maybe stay at home mothers have a point....more

Do Stay at home mothers really have it "easier" than parents who work a job?

After reading quite a few opinions about the load that those who work carry in competition of their stay at home spouses, I think it's overdue that we explore this issue in far more detail. Rather than approaching the issue as a "me versus them", lets explore both hormonal and psychological reasons behind the stress that being a stay at home mother brings. Let's try and be sympathetic and comprehensive. Why? Because maybe stay at home mothers have a point. I'm not saying to fully cater to everything they say but it's not going to end well to completely ignore their thoughts and feelings....more

Disney, Diets, and Drama

I had planned for this trip for months.  I was so excited to get Media Passes and use this perk for my blog.  MONTHS! I tell you!  MONTHS! There has to be a guide or user manual for planning the actual planning for your Disney Trip, right?  I read about the apps, the wait times, the restaurants, the parades, the hotels, but somehow I think I should of had a plan for the plan.  Because the plan kinda, sorta, fell through....more

30 Thoughts While on Whole30

WOOHOO!! Our family just completed our first Whole30 and I cannot be more excited for the progress we have made. Besides some great weight loss, we have had less digestive issues, better sleep, lower anxiety, better skin, the list goes on! I cannot recommend Whole30 enough for jump starting a healthier way of life or trying to identify any food intolerance you might have....more

My Life With a Toddler Terrorist

Okay, okay…before you continue that eye roll and declare me the worst parent ever, suggest a Xanax prescription, reassure me that this is “just a phase,” tell me you’ve “got an oil for that,” and have me focus on that blazing bright light at the end of the tunnel, let me just explain to you where I am coming from. Because I am fairly confident that my darling daughter is trying to kill me via heart attack....more

Things I Say To My Son

As many of you know, motherhood throws a lot at us. The good, the bad, and the ugly. If you have kids, especially toddler boys, you know some of the downright ridiculous things that they do! From making “magic concoctions” consisting of mayonnaise, ginger ale and some other random substances around the house and insisting you drink it, to the not-so-funny toilet humor that is developed at such an incredibly young age. I will be the first to admit it, boys are gross....more

What happened to the person I used to be?

Here’s what I remember about going back to work properly after having my first daughter....more

When Mom Blows A Gasket Nobody Wins

"Hand over ANYTHING THAT HAS A SCREEN!" I hollered this at my kids the other night while blowing a gasket. They are used to me getting mad, but not this mad. They were petrified. I’m pretty sure the neighbors three houses down were also petrified. ...more
HumbledSeeker  Glad this inspired you. Thanks for your support!more

The Great Family Bed Debate -- Settled

When our first daughter was born, we thought it sounded terribly romantic to let her sleep in bed with us. Because, how in the world were we expected to let this poor, innocent baby sleep cold and alone in a room by herself Fast-forward three months later, when we kicked our baby out of our bed and into her own crib because, how in the world can a baby who's hardly the size of a football and can't even hold her own head up manage to take up 95 percent of our king-sized bed?? ...more
This is funny but true.more