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

Dining Out With Kids: 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 Dining Out With Kids: I Don’t Want You to Sit Next to Me Either

Just Tell Me, I’m Sorry, Kids Are Jerks

Friday was a rough day. The kind of day that makes you feel like you can't do anything right in the world of parenting. As far as the actual world, everything was just fine and dandy. But in my mom world, there was non-stop screaming, crying, arguing and an attitude of epic proportions. And he's … Continue reading Just Tell Me, I’m Sorry, Kids Are Jerks

Taking Off the Training Wheels – The First Bike Ride

I feel like learning to ride a bike comes with a special sense of freedom and adventure. It's a big milestone for a child and the start of a newfound sense of freedom. It was also an emotional experience for this mom of the newest little speed racer on the block. I can only imagine … Continue reading Taking Off the Training Wheels – The First Bike Ride

The Ten Year Challenge: 2009 vs 2019

On Facebook and Instagram I keep seeing people's "2009 vs 2019" or #10yearchallenge posts and it got me thinking about how different things are now. Ten years ago I was building a costume business, partying late two or three times a week and traveling all over for conventions. A decade later, and I'm living a … Continue reading The Ten Year Challenge: 2009 vs 2019

How to Drink Wine Like a Mother

It's no secret moms like wine. I liked wine way before becoming a mom, I just feel it calling to me a little more now when the evening rolls around and it's been a long day of nonstop "Mommy, Mommy, Mommy." I guess it seems just a little more acceptable than knocking back a few … Continue reading How to Drink Wine Like a Mother

The Sex Tea Experiment Didn’t Go as Planned

Around 8PM the other night I realized I had made myself a cup of tea earlier. About three hours earlier so by now it was a sad, cold, bitter cup of tea, which unfortunately perfectly reflected my mood at that point. I had gotten a box of teas based on Traditional Chinese Medicine by Your … Continue reading The Sex Tea Experiment Didn’t Go as Planned