Guest Geek: 7 Kid Friendly Anime Moms Can Watch Too

Anime is one genre of geek I haven't really gotten into. I've watched it here and there, but most of my knowledge comes from seeing the costumes out at cons. But as my son gets more into cartoons, anime is creeping into my life. If you have a cartoon-watching kid, then anime is going to … Continue reading Guest Geek: 7 Kid Friendly Anime Moms Can Watch Too

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

Sewing Up a Torn Stuffed Animal

This is something every parent should know how to do! When a stuffed animal gets a hole and starts becoming un-stuffed, it's time to stitch it up. My son's favorite Woof-Woof got a rip so we videoed his very delicate surgery. You'll be happy to know he made a full recovery! https://youtu.be/9xqi3UqPcNs What stuffed animals … Continue reading Sewing Up a Torn Stuffed Animal

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

20 Minutes of Freedom, or Why I’m OK with Screen Time

Most of the shows my son likes to watch last about 20 minutes. He gets bored pretty quickly and will usually watch just one episode before yelling "The end!" And turning it off. For a mom with a toddler that doesn't nap, those 20 minutes are incredibly valuable. I can use this time to take … Continue reading 20 Minutes of Freedom, or Why I’m OK with Screen Time

My Top 5 Daily #MomFail Moments

Every day starts off with grand intentions. He's going to eat all his breakfast! Then we brush teeth! Serious potty training starts now! Then it takes about two minutes into the morning for it to all go to hell and I'm giving the kid M&Ms for breakfast just so I can sit for a minute … Continue reading My Top 5 Daily #MomFail Moments

Raising Darth Vader

Ever get worried that you're raising a future Darth Vader? Or even worse, a Kylo Ren? Sure, we all go through our villain moments, but I'm still on the good side and have hopes of raising a sweet little super hero. So tonight in the bath, that sweet little future hero turns to me, lowers … Continue reading Raising Darth Vader

Being a parent made me a big liar

I feel like I'm an honest person. Or, at least, I was until I had a child. Now we can't play with the skateboard "because it's resting," the playground was closed today for some strange reason and we are Seriously all out of cookies. This is just the tip of my iceberg of my lies … Continue reading Being a parent made me a big liar