10 Useful Things to Know Before You Get Pregnant

There are a few things I wish I knew before I got pregnant. Not that any of that would have made a difference since I was shagging like six times a day and that baby was bound to happen, but being prepared is always nice....more
@Renon  Thanks for your criticism.  It is a humorous post, and I realize some people just don't ... more

10 Useful Things to Know Before You Get Pregnant

There are a few things I wish I knew before I got pregnant. Not that any of that would have made a difference since I was shagging like six times a day and that baby was bound to happen, but being prepared is always nice....more
@chicbananas  Consider yourself lucky!   And don't speak about these things to other pregnant ... more

10 Useful Things to Know Before You Get Pregnant

There are a few things I wish I knew before I got pregnant. Not that any of that would have made a difference since I was shagging like six times a day and that baby was bound to happen, but being prepared is always nice....more
@noelglizotte  No kidding!  I had my first when I was 26 and I'm now on baby 3 at 33... I am SO ... more

10 Useful Things to Know Before You Get Pregnant

There are a few things I wish I knew before I got pregnant. Not that any of that would have made a difference since I was shagging like six times a day and that baby was bound to happen, but being prepared is always nice....more
@AWarmCup  You may not get stretch marks... with the first one ;)  It really doesn't matter ... more

The Best Part of Being a Mommy

As a mother, I have plenty to look forward to. From the basic milestones to the quirkier moments (i.e. poopy-fingerpainting), there is never a dull moment as a mommy. There are up and downs; times when I piss my pants laughing and times when I just walk away shaking my head in disbelief. And then there are those moments when my heart is forced to swell to such inconceivable proportions -- moments when no tantrum, diaper explosion, or teething marathon can even touch on the happiness my child has brought me. Today, held one of those instances....more
This made me smile ear-to-ear!  It is easy to forget the little moments that make mommydom so ... more

Moving During the School Year: HELP!!

@JennaHatfield  I wish that was an option for us. We are moving about  1.5 hours away, so it's ... more

My Kid Got in Trouble at School and I Became a Better Mom

Last Friday, my son got in trouble at school. He's in first grade, and he was the first kid in his class to get a call home from his teacher about his behavior. This was not a distinction I was hoping my son would have. He's bright, outspoken, outgoing, and adorable (if I do say so myself), and any parent of such a child would hope that he would stand out to his teacher. On the other hand, standing out for talking too much in class is not exactly what I had in mind....more
It is so true that we need to teach our kids how to fulfill the expectations we have for them, ... more

How a Halloween Costume Changed My Life

Here in the Monkey House, we like Star Wars. Actually, we're kind of obsessed. And it all started during the brief whirlwind of a courtship between Mr. Martini and I. One night after some, umm, imbibing, Mr. Martini opened the closet and seemingly out of thin air came five full replica light sabers -- the kind that could be a movie prop if you didn't know better. At the time, I could have cared less about Star Wars. That was until my first 2am parking lot light saber battle with the neighbors. I was intrigued....more
@Linda Gauthier  Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to leave a note :) I guess I ... more

How a Halloween Costume Changed My Life

Here in the Monkey House, we like Star Wars. Actually, we're kind of obsessed. And it all started during the brief whirlwind of a courtship between Mr. Martini and I. One night after some, umm, imbibing, Mr. Martini opened the closet and seemingly out of thin air came five full replica light sabers -- the kind that could be a movie prop if you didn't know better. At the time, I could have cared less about Star Wars. That was until my first 2am parking lot light saber battle with the neighbors. I was intrigued....more
@jandamomI'm telling you, a trash can, some paint, and some glue, and you will be the talk of ... more

How a Halloween Costume Changed My Life

Here in the Monkey House, we like Star Wars. Actually, we're kind of obsessed. And it all started during the brief whirlwind of a courtship between Mr. Martini and I. One night after some, umm, imbibing, Mr. Martini opened the closet and seemingly out of thin air came five full replica light sabers -- the kind that could be a movie prop if you didn't know better. At the time, I could have cared less about Star Wars. That was until my first 2am parking lot light saber battle with the neighbors. I was intrigued....more
@Karen Ballum  Thanks so much!  It turned out to be a lot of fun (even if it was A LOT of ... more