Tales of an Unlikely Mother

  One morning, I woke up, and I had twins. Herein you will find our stories, trials, tribulations and lessons learned. Places you can go and things you can do with little ones trailing behind you.  How to be an adult after becoming a parent. Serene moments in parent life. And articles that may interest you, since everyone seems to want to tell us about how we’re doing it wrong.

 

The short story? I’m a 28-year-old former television news producer who is now taking care of my two-year-old twin girls. I’m starting this blog because I read something on the internet that made me angry, and I wanted to share it with you.

You are not a well-regulated militia

The Second Amendment reads: "A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."Passed by Congress in 1789, and ratified in 1791, it is clear that this amendment was put into place well before the average citizen had access to automatic weapons. The point, in fact, of the Second Amendment was to restrict Congress from being able to legislate away a state's right to self-defense.But I don't see any states organizing state armies to defend themselves.Over the past couple of hundred years, and especially after the Civil War, the United States has melded into a unified country. States utilize all of their rights and legislate in different ways, but with no other constitutional wording do private individuals within any states use the document for their own private ends ....more

Make Watermelon Jello -- Fail Kitchen

"What are we going to do? I need to know how I'm going to get that to stay flat in the fridge when it is not flat." ...more

No Bake Eclair Cake--Fail Kitchen

"I mean, it's cool whip. It can't go bad. It's nothing but chemicals." ...more

6 Tips for Sharing Child Custody Amicably -- Guest post

Parenting can be to navigate no matter if you’re doing it solo or with a partner. But with a divorce and joint custody, you’ll find a different set of obstacles to overcome. With the right mindset, some restraint and acting as a team player, you can make your joint custody and co-parenting tips a success ....more

Fueling your body for success -- guest post

Fueling Your Body for Success Achieving and maintaining your physique requires much more than hours in the gym pumping iron. In order to make strides and reach new fitness goals, you must treat your body as the top of the line machine that it is. This means not only preparing healthy and satisfying meals, but also nutritional snacks for when hunger strikes out of nowhere! ...more

What you can do for your country

So, a lot of people are scared this election cycle. They're not sure what they can expect, and they're praying Trump's ride is soon ending. But what if it isn't? ...more

Lemonade is not for us

In all seriousness, why is Matt Walsh still allowed to write stuff?He is a walking, sniveling garbage fire. He has never written anything that had any merit at all. His greatest achievement is a white man golf clap ....more

Earning Supplemental Income: A DIY Approach to Renting a Spare Room -- Guest post

With the multitude of monthly expenses that we are responsible for, nothing feels better than earning a few extra dollars on the side. I personally love supplemental income and have been working on highlighting the different ways my readers can build a steady source of income leveraging their home as a money generating asset. While I recently purchased a rental property to build a new ‘landlording’ business, this post is a DIY approach to a fantastic way anyone can generate a stream of income through the renting of a spare room in the home ....more

How to make a gigantic s'more roll -- Fail Kitchen

"Look at that chip drop in slow motion. Boom." ...more

Kubitzi -- A clothing boutique you need to know about

A while back I was approached to try out some fabulous clothing from an up-and-coming boutique, Kubitzi.Of course, they say on their site that they're for the 20-something set, an age group I sadly passed years ago. But thankfully, there actually is no age limit to style, and if you like it, you should wear it. I'm firmly opposed to all those "stop wearing this if you're over 30" lists ....more
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