649.133: Girls, the Care and Raising of.

I'm Janel, an academic librarian raising three beautiful little girls with her beardedly gifted husband. Surprisingly, killer research skills and a knack for literary analysis have not helped me figure out how to get those kids up,dressed, and out the door on time in the morning. I write about raising a princess, a wild child, and the happiest baby on Earth using as many curse words as possible.

#BuyThisBook: I Just Want to Be Perfect

Hey hey hey guys! Remember me? Janel? ...more

Not Sometime, but Now

Hello everyone! Here I am with my annual stump speech for the BlogU conference! If you’re not a blogger, just someone that comes here because you enjoy mediocre humor and frequent profanity, feel free to skip this post ....more

Preschool Senioritis

Look at this adorable little thing. ...more

Welcoming 2016, or “What Fresh Hell is This?!”

Why hello, everyone! Did you miss me? I missed you, and definitely gave a thought to writing something new for you this fall, in between bites of Halloween candy, kick-ass turkey (THAT I COOKED MYSELF WHUT WHUUUUUUT), and sugar cookies … Continue reading → The post Welcoming 2016, or “What Fresh Hell is This?!” appeared first on 649.133 ....more

Picture Day

I’m not very picky about most things as a mom. ...more

Kindergarten, Here She Comes

We watch Bella walk around her new kindergarten classroom, where she’ll spend her school days beginning next week. ...more

Life is Brutal

Last Friday, I sucked it up, put on my big-girl panties, asked an old priest and a young priest to throw some holy water at my debit card, and took my girls school shopping at Target. Going school shopping is … Continue reading → The post Life is Brutal appeared first on 649.133 ....more

Free School Supplies Almost Make It Okay That Summer’s Nearly Over

Back to School is coming fast. I’ve already written “Take girls school shopping!” on the calendar for this Friday, which makes me want to cry and dance at the same time. I’m hoping I don’t actually do this in the … Continue reading → The post Free School Supplies Almost Make It Okay That Summer’s Nearly Over appeared first on 649.133 ....more

The Caterpillars, or Nature is Surprisingly Awful

I’d like to start out by letting you guys know that I am...more