Today, I spent the better part of my morning making a meal plan and grocery list. It took a couple hours. Yes, hours. I start by checking which coupons, sales, and rebates are currently available. Then, I start making my lists, based on the best deals of the week. If it’s not an absolute necessity…… Continue reading Is it me, or is life expensive?
Today, to me, there is nothing political about this. This isn’t even about science. I don’t want to argue. I’m not here to moderate debates. It’s true – Somewhere in the back of my mind, I hold opinions too. They’re currently being stored in a file, under the name: “What’s It Matter, Anyway?” I. Am.…… Continue reading This school year was supposed to be easier, but it’s not
I like to think I’m an easy-going, friendly, maybe even charismatic person. I picture myself the life of the party: hair always on point, outgoing…an assertive trendsetter. Oh, and witty AF. I command a room. Truth be told – this is just me in my own brain. The way I see myself crushing it in…… Continue reading I’m a socially awkward mom
It’s 9am and my three-year-old just proudly finished a Milky Way and a cup of orange soda. I know, right? Mom. Of. The. YEAR! That kind of morning leniency usually only happens on Easter or the day after Halloween. But, hey, it’s a Friday and I’m fresh out of fucks for the week. Monday was…… Continue reading I let my three-year-old have candy and soda for breakfast
Dear 2021-2022 School Year, Please, don’t suck. OK, I know that’s a pretty broad request, and, let’s face it, 2020 didn’t set the bar real high. So, allow me to explain myself… First of all – our kids NEED to interact with other kids. Summer has been good and all…sports came back, so there was…… Continue reading Dear 2021-2022 School Year
I miss going to work. Ugh. There’s a statement I never thought I’d ever think, let alone say out loud. But, alas – it’s true. OK, I don’t miss having a job and all the bullshit that comes with being a working parent. The days of rushing to get the kids fed, dressed, and semi-happy…… Continue reading Being a stay-at-home parent has me missing work (almost)
I need to vent. I need to mom-vent. Is that a thing? A phrase people use? If they don’t, they totally should. Here’s the basic jist if what I consider a mom-vent: The people you love most are bound to drive you bat shit crazy sometimes. Airing that laundry just feels better. I LOVE MY…… Continue reading Mom-venting: It Just Feels Better
It’s 10am and I’m still in bed. I have a pillow between myself and the headboard, supporting my lower back. My legs are crossed underneath sheets that have been twisted every which way from a night spent tossing and turning. There’s a U-shaped pillow resting on top of my legs. It fits perfectly around my…… Continue reading Baby Number Four: What’s One More?
*NOTE: This is my personal experience. Cesarean deliveries are major surgeries. Each pregnancy is unique and it is between you and your doctor whether one or multiple surgeries are preformed. We knew from the beginning of this pregnancy that it would be a cesarean delivery. My first had been an emergency surgery, after a 30-some-hour…… Continue reading My fourth c-section was the easiest AND hardest
I just read this story on Scary Mommy about a child who lost her life at a summer camp, and what her parents wish they had known/thought of beforehand. While the story was tragic, terrifying, and incredibly sad, it highlights some VERY important truths you may not realize about camps (and daycare facilities, really). You…… Continue reading Is Your Child’s Daycare/Day Camp Safe?