I Can’t Wait for Kindergarten

As I read the thousandth post this month about a mom being sad her "baby" is starting kindergarten, I started to wonder... What's wrong with me? Why don't I feel that way? Am I some kind of cold momster because I've been practically counting down the days to kindergarten since he was an infant? Honestly, … Continue reading I Can’t Wait for Kindergarten

When Your Child Just Wants You to Stop and Play

As a busy mom, I'm always trying to do a million things. Laundry, clean the house, feed the kid, shower, maybe even attempt to exercise. My son is also trying to do a million things. Create more laundry, harass the cat, plant LEGO landmines, get everything dirty, and also- get me to play with him. … Continue reading When Your Child Just Wants You to Stop and Play

It Sounded Like a Good Idea After Wine

A funny thing happens after a couple glasses of wine. While I normally try to maintain a "can-do attitude," my can-do becomes multiplied into "I'm an expert" proportions. Combine that with checking e-mail or cruising Facebook and it sometimes results in things I may question the next day. Nothing weird! Just an overblown sense of … Continue reading It Sounded Like a Good Idea After Wine

Summer is Coming to an End

I feel like I was just preparing for summer and now it's flown by. We are on our last week of Summer Camp, then a short vacation trip to see family and then school starts! How does it happen so quickly? Summer Camp has been a total blessing. I was really worried I'd have to … Continue reading Summer is Coming to an End

10 Ways Raising My Dogs Prepared Me for Parenthood

When my husband and I were first pondering the idea of having kids, we decided to do what a lot of people do- try raising a dog first. Neither of us had raised a puppy before and we were ready to try out our parenting skills on a fur baby of our own. Now that … Continue reading 10 Ways Raising My Dogs Prepared Me for Parenthood

Practicing Mindfulness with Your Child Through Breathing with Zafooz

I have a high needs child that rarely gives me a moment to catch my breath. He's always on the go, incredibly demanding, stubborn as can be and often resorts to tantrums when I try and curb his dictator-like tendencies. He challenges all of my fledgling parenting skills on a daily, if not hourly, basis. … Continue reading Practicing Mindfulness with Your Child Through Breathing with Zafooz

Taking Kids to Comic Cons – 10 Tips from a Cosplay Mom

I've been dressing up and attending Comic Con-type conventions for about 15 years, but taking a child with me was an entirely new experience. My usual plan was just show up, take a lot of pictures and basically party all day and night. Suddenly I had to plan around nap times, changing diapers and having no … Continue reading Taking Kids to Comic Cons – 10 Tips from a Cosplay Mom

Happy Mother’s Day to My Mom

I'm visiting my mom for Mother's Day weekend so this one is going to be short and sweet! One of these days I'll plan ahead of time. 🙂 Nothing makes you appreciate your mom in new ways like becoming a parent. You reach a new level of understanding for every crazy developmental stage you go … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day to My Mom

Real Mom Life Isn’t Insta-Perfect

Parenting isn’t always pretty. Contrary to the loads of mom posts on Instagram featuring smiling kids and a mom gushing about her love for her little rays of sunshine. Some days I just can’t even deal with it because this is all I’ve got to work with: Why is he crying? I’m not even sure. … Continue reading Real Mom Life Isn’t Insta-Perfect