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

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

The Real Reason Toddlers Have Tantrums

My 3-year-old is going through some intense development right now, and the resulting tantrums are quite impressive. I am lucky they are short-lived because the decibel level of the screams could possibly cause some eardrum issues. If I have any future hearing loss, I'll be telling my son he did this to me as a … Continue reading The Real Reason Toddlers Have Tantrums

Let them eat cake! Or potato chips… or cookies – Dealing with a Picky Eater

My days used to be spent lacing people up in corsets and helping them pick out fancy costumes. Now I feel like 95% of my day is spent trying to find something my toddler will agree to eat. It's quite a lifestyle change and takes some adjusting. Why do toddlers hate food? Or love something … Continue reading Let them eat cake! Or potato chips… or cookies – Dealing with a Picky Eater

The Mom Cycle

Every day starts with grand intentions about "getting things done." Then I spend the whole day in constant motion, on full mom mode- keeping the toddler happy, cleaning here and there, taking care of home stuff, trying to get blog stuff done, taking care of the dog, cats and fish. And then I feel like … Continue reading The Mom Cycle

The Time I Unintentionally Made Poop Emoji Cupcakes

I’ve been doing little sampling parties lately, and each time I try to have fun with a new theme or activity. When I got the chance to sample and share Miss Jones Baking Co. organic cake mix and frosting through MomsMeet.com, I got some crazy idea to try doing fancy frosting. I thought it would be … Continue reading The Time I Unintentionally Made Poop Emoji Cupcakes

The Greatest Shower of All

I showered today! And why is that a monumentous occasion? Because I wanted to take a shower and I did! I didn't have to ask anyone to cover for me, or wait until 9PM! I even shaved! That's a lot of exclamations! But you get the point, this is exciting stuff. As a mom, you … Continue reading The Greatest Shower of All

Gray Dawn: The First Silver Strands

This is how the conversation went in the car the other night: Me: The blond around my face looks like it’s growing out really silvery. Like sparkly blond. Husband: You mean gray? Me, HORRIFIED wide-eyed, mouth open response: It. Is. Not. Gray. I said silvery dammit. It is just really light blond. Husband: So silver? … Continue reading Gray Dawn: The First Silver Strands

Shhh! Baby Sleeping! Go Away or Suffer the Consequences

Although the real sentiment here is "Ring the bell, I break your face," this is a much nicer way of putting things. My Baby Sleeping wooden sign upgrade from GiftedOccasion.com looks so much better than my old hand written sign I used to tape to the door. This one is a 3-D wooden design cut … Continue reading Shhh! Baby Sleeping! Go Away or Suffer the Consequences

10 Ways My Dogs Have Prepared Me for Children

We said goodbye to our dog Keyane this week. He was our first baby. He was the one who taught me what it was to be a mom. This is something I wrote nearly 10 years ago, and I'm happy to say I was finally right about something! We had an amazing 14 years together. … Continue reading 10 Ways My Dogs Have Prepared Me for Children