World Mental Health Day and Blogging to Stay Sane

I often joke that I started writing a blog to stay sane through the craziness of parenting, but I think that anyone who writes as therapy knows it's not really a joke. All of it. It's all true. (yes I just quoted Star Wars) Sometimes I feel like people just love categorizing all the things … Continue reading World Mental Health Day and Blogging to Stay Sane

You Know You’re a Mom When – The Day Butt Paste Enters Your Vocabulary

I still remember my baby shower. I was a beautiful affair, filled with friends, food, gifts and Butt Paste. ** I received this product for free from MomsMeet.com in exchange for an honest review and this post contains affiliate links ** Seriously. Gift after gift I would find a tube of Boudreaux's Butt Paste included. … Continue reading You Know You’re a Mom When – The Day Butt Paste Enters Your Vocabulary

Do You Really Want to Know What I’m Thinking About?

My husband is one of those people that always asks "What are you thinking about?" It's possible I may project a look that I am deep in thought, because there's always this low level of constant brain chatter happening inside my head. Sometimes it's just anxiety and I'm mulling over some insignificant detail. Sometimes it's … Continue reading Do You Really Want to Know What I’m Thinking About?

My Top Five Reasons for Amazon Returns, aka Blame it on the Toddler

I was not a member of Amazon Prime until I became a mom. Now I understand not only the incredible convenience of not leaving the house to purchase much needed things, but the value of being able to return items for free for any reason. And when they say "any reason" that includes the crazy … Continue reading My Top Five Reasons for Amazon Returns, aka Blame it on the Toddler

When Blogging Becomes Stressful

I started a blog as a release, a way to get my anxieties about motherhood out and share my story, and hopefully connect with other moms going through the same thing. I didn't start a blog to make money or make a new job for myself. To be honest, I wasn't looking for a new … Continue reading When Blogging Becomes Stressful

From DragonCon to MommyCon

Since 2005, this time of year has meant one thing, and one thing only: DRAGONCON! From the first moment I stepped foot into the amazing costume/cosplay/fandom/craziness that is DragonCon, I felt at home. I remember checking into my hotel and immediately running up to my room to change into one of the many costumes I … Continue reading From DragonCon to MommyCon

I Like Having Magic Kisses

I will admit right now, that this is a myth I have totally perpetuated and encouraged to grow: Mom has magic kisses. There's something extremely satisfying with kissing a boo-boo and having it magically make your baby feel better. Dad might tell him to shake it off, but mom makes it all better with a … Continue reading I Like Having Magic Kisses

First Day of Pre-K, No Tears and a Lot of Cheers

My mom loves to tell me the story of my first day of school and how she cried, and then hung around trying to peek in the windows until they made her leave. I took a different approach, as the only tears I may have shed were tears of joy as I walked to my … Continue reading First Day of Pre-K, No Tears and a Lot of Cheers

I Dig Baby Talk

I originally published this last year around the same time, and it's amazing how my son's vocabulary has changed.┬áHe's three now, and there are no more "mogatoos" or "z cups." But there are "super herioes" and I'm not correcting that one just yet. It's what he calls The Incredibles. It rhymes with Cheerios and is … Continue reading I Dig Baby Talk

And Now I Know Why They Do That…The Great Kid Mystery Explained

If you'd like to skip to the end for the answers, it's because they're kids. And no matter what my mother says, they are all little monsters at times. It's possible my mom got off easy and I was actually the quiet little well-behaved angel she describes. But she set the bar pretty high with … Continue reading And Now I Know Why They Do That…The Great Kid Mystery Explained