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

A Rant on Raising a Strong Willed Child

I have a strong willed child. He's a master negotiator, stubborn as hell and wants everything done his own certain way. He's exhausting, often frustrating and constantly challenging. And I feel like punching someone every time they smile and tell me I'm just raising a "natural born leader." He's a leader all right. Because some … Continue reading A Rant on Raising a Strong Willed Child

MomLife: There’s Always Something to Do

I was chatting with another mom at the park the other day and the topic of school came up. I said I couldn't wait until the fall when VPK starts and my son goes to school five days a week. (VPK is Florida's free preschool program) And she said, "That's funny, I'm terrified of it! … Continue reading MomLife: There’s Always Something to Do

Stay-at-Home-Mom Sick is a Special Kind of Misery

I woke up sick today. I had a bit of a runny nose yesterday that developed into a full blown case of "the snotties" as my son would call it. It snuck up on me in the middle of the night and really came on strong. My head hurts. My eyes feel hot and watery. … Continue reading Stay-at-Home-Mom Sick is a Special Kind of Misery