Leaving the Crib: Making the Switch to a Big Kid Bed

Our son's bed is one of those 3-in-1 transforming cribs that goes from traditional crib, to toddler bed to regular full size bed. The night we heard a loud THUNK followed by a screaming wail was the last night our son slept in his baby crib. We ran into his room to find him on … Continue reading Leaving the Crib: Making the Switch to a Big Kid Bed

Happy Mother’s Day to My Mom

I'm visiting my mom for Mother's Day weekend so this one is going to be short and sweet! One of these days I'll plan ahead of time. 🙂 Nothing makes you appreciate your mom in new ways like becoming a parent. You reach a new level of understanding for every crazy developmental stage you go … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day to My Mom

Real Mom Life Isn’t Insta-Perfect

Parenting isn’t always pretty. Contrary to the loads of mom posts on Instagram featuring smiling kids and a mom gushing about her love for her little rays of sunshine. Some days I just can’t even deal with it because this is all I’ve got to work with: Why is he crying? I’m not even sure. … Continue reading Real Mom Life Isn’t Insta-Perfect

I Am 1 in 8: National Infertility Awareness Week and My Infertility Story

Infertility was not something that ever crossed my mind until it happened, and then it became something that I can never forget. Even though I have a son now, the experience will always be a part of me. It was something I dealt with for seven years, and I dealt with it quietly and privately … Continue reading I Am 1 in 8: National Infertility Awareness Week and My Infertility Story

The Embarrassing Reason I’ve Been Avoiding Publix

A few weeks ago there was an incident at the grocery store that embarrassed me to the point of considering only shopping by Shipt for the rest of the year, or at least until I thought maybe the workers stopped passing around the latest gossip like "Hey, did you hear what that lady did the … Continue reading The Embarrassing Reason I’ve Been Avoiding Publix

A Rant on Raising a Strong Willed Child

I have a strong willed child. He's a master negotiator, stubborn as hell and wants everything done his own certain way. He's exhausting, often frustrating and constantly challenging. And I feel like punching someone every time they smile and tell me I'm just raising a "natural born leader." He's a leader all right. Because some … Continue reading A Rant on Raising a Strong Willed Child

MomLife: There’s Always Something to Do

I was chatting with another mom at the park the other day and the topic of school came up. I said I couldn't wait until the fall when VPK starts and my son goes to school five days a week. (VPK is Florida's free preschool program) And she said, "That's funny, I'm terrified of it! … Continue reading MomLife: There’s Always Something to Do

Stay-at-Home-Mom Sick is a Special Kind of Misery

I woke up sick today. I had a bit of a runny nose yesterday that developed into a full blown case of "the snotties" as my son would call it. It snuck up on me in the middle of the night and really came on strong. My head hurts. My eyes feel hot and watery. … Continue reading Stay-at-Home-Mom Sick is a Special Kind of Misery

I Don’t Want You to Sit Next to Me Either

The other day on Facebook a friend of mine mentioned how she hates to be seated next to a family with small children when she's looking forward to a nice quiet dinner. Oh really? Like anyone wants that? It may be my own small child but I don't want to sit next to him either. … Continue reading I Don’t Want You to Sit Next to Me Either