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

What a Stay at Home Mom Really Wants for a Gift

I know we have just left gift-giving season, but there are plenty of other holidays ahead so maybe one husband will read this and if I can help one mom, I'll be happy. I've tried to explain this to my own husband, but it isn't really working. I think guys are more wrapped up in … Continue reading What a Stay at Home Mom Really Wants for a Gift

When Potty Training Regresses

We were doing so good. SO good. All the poops went in the potty for the past few weeks and I was beginning to think we would soon be moving away from pull-ups even at night. Then he spoke the dreaded words: "Mommy, I want to poop in a pull-up." The answer was, of course, … Continue reading When Potty Training Regresses

You Look Pretty Today, Mommy

It was still dark outside when I rolled over and came face-to-face with a smiling little boy. A little boy that was way more awake than I'd like at 6AM. I was waiting for him to shout his trademark morning command of "Get Up," but instead he smiled and said, "You look pretty today, Mommy." … Continue reading You Look Pretty Today, Mommy

My Best Piece of Parenting Advice: It Gets Better

I'm not usually one to dish out parenting advice, but there's one thing I've learned that keeps popping up over and over again - Don't let your terrible experiences stop you from trying. Like the people who take their child to a restaurant, suffer through a public meltdown, and then never leave the house again. … Continue reading My Best Piece of Parenting Advice: It Gets Better

An Honest Thanksgiving Post

While I'm trying to write this, my son is sitting on my lap yelling "put on Reading Eggs! Mommy mommy mommy...reading eggs...reading eggs..." while the dog barks incessantly at the window where she can see my husband outside chatting with neighbors. All I asked for this evening was some time to get my blog posts … Continue reading An Honest Thanksgiving Post

It’s OK to Cry Over Spilt Milk

Whoever coined the phrase "It's no use crying over spilt milk (or spilled depending on your preference) was not a mom. Every mom I know has experienced a darn good reason to cry over the spilling of the milk. I came to this conclusion after a long day, when I was confronted with this awful … Continue reading It’s OK to Cry Over Spilt Milk