The Sex Tea Experiment Didn’t Go as Planned

Around 8PM the other night I realized I had made myself a cup of tea earlier. About three hours earlier so by now it was a sad, cold, bitter cup of tea, which unfortunately perfectly reflected my mood at that point. I had gotten a box of teas based on Traditional Chinese Medicine by Your … Continue reading The Sex Tea Experiment Didn’t Go as Planned

The Day the Grinch was Caught in Action

As I snuck down the stairs with a big red sack (it was an old Target bag, the giant size) thinking nobody would notice, I made it as far as three steps before lights started flashing, a loud helicopter noise began and sirens went off. My son appeared out of nowhere going "Hey! What's in … Continue reading The Day the Grinch was Caught in Action

When Potty Training Regresses

We were doing so good. SO good. All the poops went in the potty for the past few weeks and I was beginning to think we would soon be moving away from pull-ups even at night. Then he spoke the dreaded words: "Mommy, I want to poop in a pull-up." The answer was, of course, … Continue reading When Potty Training Regresses

My Best Piece of Parenting Advice: It Gets Better

I'm not usually one to dish out parenting 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. … Continue reading My Best Piece of Parenting Advice: It Gets Better

What Kind of Blog Do You Have?

One things I had the most trouble with when I started blogging was answering the question "What is your blog about?" My usual answer - a mumbled "mom stuff" or "a little of everything" never sounded quite right. Then a little self-doubt would sink in and I'd start to wonder "what the heck IS my … Continue reading What Kind of Blog Do You Have?

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