Is Snarkiness Hereditary?

This has been such a busy week, and my kids have made it a hilarious one. They have been demonstrating such snarkiness lately that is hilarious and also a bit disturbing. Hilarious, because I myself am known for my snark (in a loving way...sometimes...with family and friends...sometimes). Disturbing because they are so young, and it can veer from funny to rude. Not so good. Well, I'll deal with it as it happens. Here's some stories....more

They Can't Take Santa

I love my children. They are absolutely unbreakable and strong in spirit and it is SO inspiring. Today my 8 and 9 yr old found out from the other kids in school (and a teacher!) that Santa Claus isn't real. Totally heartbreaking, because I was determined to let them ride that train for a very long time. But with confirmation from a teacher, they weren't buying anything I was trying to sell them. My youngest had fallen asleep already, so luckily his dreams were still intact. So finally, we had the talk....more

After Thanksgiving Sale

I am totally hyped to say that my Thanksgiving was awesome. I spent it with the people I love, it was quiet and peaceful, and the food was amazing. Way to go, Mom, by the way! I skipped Black Friday because besides being broke beyond belief, I wanted to just lay around with my babies. And that is exactly what we did. My children enjoyed a 5 hour Power Rangers marathon, again, which I ain't gonna lie, I did too. We played board games, ate Thanksgiving leftovers, and spent the whole day laughing and hanging out. It was amazing....more