Your Kid's Peanut Allergy is an Inconvenience

My oldest son came home from his first week of kindergarten with a letter stating that peanuts and peanut products were not allowed at school. What? He has eaten peanut butter sandwiches every day for years. What am I going to send for MY kid for lunch? He also loves peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars for snacks. What am I going to send for MY kid for a snack? What about MY kid? ...more
I totally agree. In order to get their point across people say "but its a matter of life and ...more

I'm the Kind of Mom...

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A Merit Badge System for Motherhood

My oldest son was born just over four years ago now, and I'm not gonna lie and say it's been easy. First, I was working. That sucked because I spent all of my time either worrying that a co-worker would pop through my office door to find me streaming Hannah Montana episodes on my computer while fiddling with the slurping plastic machine attached to my chest, or worrying about how the kid was doing without me. Then, I quit my job and decided to stay home since I was pregnant with yet another of my husband's big-headed spawn....more
@JenniferBArlin Ugh, don't tell me that! I was really just hoping that the kids would get big ...more

Back-to-School Mad Moms

Yes, Tale Tues is tardy again. Because on Tues I had a tantrum and tore the phone off the wall to hurl onto front lawn. Not as satisfying as an old cord phone which might have left a gaping hole and couldn’t so easily be rehung on its little wall clip: And I'm tardy because dog ate the eye off this: ...more

Dear PTO, I'm Just Not That Into You

Dear Mouthy Housewives, How can I get out of volunteering at my daughter's school without making anyone upset? Signed,Hell, No, PTO!...more
Hey there, Everybody! Just another great reason to homeschool. Reading this made me break out in ...more

What Would You Invent To Make Parenting Easy?

Make time for kids!                                                       ...more

What A Stay-At-Home Mom's Annual Salary Should Really Be (INFOGRAPHIC)

Stay-at-home mom is a job difficult to put a salary on. In fact, moms accomplish many jobs each day to take care of their children and those jobs require certain skills that are, more often than not, undervalued....more

The Recipe Worked, But I'm Exhausted

I am not afraid of my kitchen.  I will experiment with new recipes even though my kids are deathly afraid of food.  They enjoy grilled cheese, hamburgers, cereal, chicken nuggets, etc. and I completely blame my mother-in-law for that only because she doesn't have a computer and she doesn't read my blog. ...more

Top 7 Unintended Consequences of Becoming a Stay-at-Home Mom

I'm not sure exactly what I was thinking at the precise instant my first precious child took his first breath of air, but I'm fairly sure it was an in-the-moment concern. "Will I be a good mother?", I may have wondered as my husband cut the umbilical cord. "Jesus, how long will the kid's head look like a zucchini?", could have even crossed my mind as the nurse plopped him on the scale. I am confident, however, that I wasn't considering the important stuff....more
This is so funny and, unfortunately for me, so true!more

Time for School: The Mid-Day Tea Parties Had to End Sometime

Since my youngest associate will be leaving the office to explore new opportunities, Tuesday marks the start of my new job. While my hours will be better, the pay will still stink. I have over 8 years experience of having a child at home, so the thought of not having one at home with me during the day is going to take some getting used to. ...more
@JanetD Sorry to hear about your bad luck but glad to hear you had such an amazing summer!more