He's Not Cheating...It's Just Some Glitter

In the last year my little princess, who is all of 8 years old, has griped about the the clothing I have purchased for her. It started small – “this shirt is scratchy” or “these pants are not soft enough”. Did you catch the part where I made the error? That I purchased … without her being with me....more

The Five Levels of Homework Hell

I am pretty sure when Dante’s Inferno was written in the 14th century he was looking into the future and referencing homework hell. There is nothing divine or comedic about undertaking the challenge of homework. Here is just a sampling of the fun that awaits you once your child passes this milestone of scholastic hell, and for those of you that have lived through it…please tell me there is hope....more
That's the best thing about having grown up kids (our youngest is a sophomore in HS) -- homework ...more

Why Traveling with Kids Isn't As Bad As You Think

It has been years since I boarded a plane and went anywhere solo. Recently I did just that and although it was a nice escape (to my parents), I did miss a few things – not everything – about flying with them....more

15 Disney Characters You Will Work With at Some Point

Before I lived the high life as a mother of two kids, I had an actual paying job outside of my home. I got up (begrudgingly), took a shower (I know, right!), put on presentable clothes (this is almost comical), dried my hair (holy shit did I have it good!) and left my house … in the morning!...more
You are so awesome! Love this post! I think I've worked with them all! LOLmore

It's Cookie Time!

It’s the season that makes adults and pot heads everywhere swoon – Girl Scout Cookies are here!! When my daughter did her stint in Girl Scouts I was beyond excited to have this much yumminess under my roof. It became a financial burden though as I continued to bank roll my snacking addiction – but how do you NOT rip into a box of Samoa’s when they are just on the other side of your garage door calling you at all times of the day?...more

The Elf isn't the Problem

I have a confession to make…I don’t hate the Elf on the Shelf (EOTS). Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t love the damn Elf either, but hate…well that’s kinda a strong word for a little dude that has brought smiles to my kids....more
Agree!more

http://theshitastrophy.com/worst-halloween-costume-ever/

It’s almost Halloween and I thought I would tell the story of my worst costume ever.  You know this is sure to be horrifying and embarrassing to no end.I was 12 years old and hadn’t yet come into my natural beauty that I now have. What I did have was awkwardness, I was skinny to a fault, I had braces, and very little fashion sense. I wasn’t pretty or even cute, I was gawky and insecure....more

The Paper Life Lesson

I don’t have a lot of sage advice to impart on my children. I did not grow up with a parent that shared one-liners of inspiration. I did hear “It’s far from your heart” about a million times as the standard go to response to any injury that was suffered. It did make me stronger and realize complaining would get me no where. Now when I get hurt I instantly think of this phrase, and I say this phrase to my kids when they get hurt....more

My Son's Journey Finally Has a Destination

Today I saw something I have never seen before from my son. I was mesmerized watching him. I couldn’t take my eyes off of him. I have waited years for this moment. I had made peace with the possibility it would never happen. I had accepted he would not be like the other boys. I had made a new normal in my mind and was ok with it....more

Stop Naming Your Kid Stupid Things, The Boy List

Recently I featured a post titled Stop Naming Your Kid Stupid Things, you can read about it here. I only showcased girl names….but you know that there is a whole other world of dumbassery still untouched. So today I present – Boy Names! After all, I am an equal opportunity slayer and want to ensure I represent the other sex....more