My Best Piece of Parenting Advice: It Gets Better

I'm not usually one to dish out 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. (You … 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

Boys Can Wear Pink Too

My son loves PAW Patrol, and his favorite pup is Skye. Skye just happens to be a girl and he thinks she's very pretty and flies a cool helicopter. So when it comes to choosing a PAW Patrol shirt, of course he goes right for the ones with Skye on them. The only problem? Every … Continue reading Boys Can Wear Pink Too

5 Steps to Surviving Toddler Tantrums

My son has some real doozies when it comes to tantrums. I've never been around kids much, so dealing with this is WAY out of my comfort zone and I have no idea what I'm doing. Sometimes I get so frustrated I want to have my own tantrum. I recently turned to Google in a … Continue reading 5 Steps to Surviving Toddler Tantrums

How My Mommy Blog Makes Me Be a Better Mom, or Just Look Like One

Let's get this straight right away, the title is meant to be funny. I DON'T mean "a better mom than You." I mean a better mom than I might have been or appeared to be. And it's all just for fun anyway. This is about all the things I totally set up just for the … Continue reading How My Mommy Blog Makes Me Be a Better Mom, or Just Look Like One

How to Make the Bed with a Toddler in 6 Easy Steps

Today we'll be covering one of life's great mysteries- how to make the bed with a toddler around. A very interested toddler who may or may not be making lumps all up in your covers. Here's how to do it in 6 easy steps! 1) Pick out your sheets and prepare. California Design Den sent … Continue reading How to Make the Bed with a Toddler in 6 Easy Steps

Walter C. and the Great Meltdown

Welcome to another episode of Keelan Hates to Read! This time, I torture him with a cute book by Ginny Jordan called What's Making Walter C. Laugh?, available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions. OK I'm kidding about the torture part, but really that's how he acts whenever I try to sit down and … Continue reading Walter C. and the Great Meltdown

The Panera Bread Bakers-in-Training Experience

Today we joined a group of friends to go behind-the-scenes at Panera Bread with their Bakers-in-Training program. It's a class designed for children 5-12, to introduce them to "kitchen essential and the fundamentals of baking." Or in our experience- how to look cute while wearing a chef hat, squish your dough too much and then … Continue reading The Panera Bread Bakers-in-Training Experience

My MommyCon Adventure

I decided to do something a little different over Labor Day weekend and attended my very first “mom convention.” So I traded in my usual geek convention cosplay attire for comfy mom clothes, packed a sippy cup instead of a flask and attended panels on potty training and picky eaters. Instead of browsing racks of … Continue reading My MommyCon Adventure