A Day In The Life Of A Pandemic Mom

8:00 am – I very reluctantly roll out of bed. I don’t need to brush my hair or do makeup because I already know I won’t be leaving the house today. The sweatpants I wore to bed will do just fine until at least mid-afternoon. 8:15 am – I, hilariously, use Alexa to play “The…… Continue reading A Day In The Life Of A Pandemic Mom

Back To School…Kind Of…

So, tomorrow is the day all parents dream of over the summer… It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of year… BACK TO SCHOOL! Except this year… eh… it’s a little different. …Freaking Corona… So, tomorrow begins virtual classes. But only for the first three weeks.  After that, we are allowed a hybrid schedule…… Continue reading Back To School…Kind Of…

Slowing Down

So, my family and I tried something different this past week.  Different for us, at least. We have been living at our campground for 10 days now. Aside from crippling allergies every morning until the meds kick in – this place has been a very welcome change. Our lives always feel so rushed. Even with…… Continue reading Slowing Down

Summer Is Back On! My Beach Bod Is Not Ready!

Alert! Alert! As it turns out, Summer is not canceled after all! Grab your coolers and sunscreen. Put on your favorite flip-flops (just not from freaking Old Navy) and dust off that two-piece! As states are slowly reopening after the Great COVID Pandemic of 2020 (which isn’t actually over), and homeschooling is coming to an…… Continue reading Summer Is Back On! My Beach Bod Is Not Ready!

How To Tell If You’re A Shitty Mom

I LOVE MY KIDDOS.  All freaking three of them. No, wait – six.  I have two dogs and a hubs as well. Anyway – I friggin love them all. And I’m pretty sure they all love me too – which is kind of mind-blowing because… I’m a Shitty Mom. Sometimes there is no clean underwear.…… Continue reading How To Tell If You’re A Shitty Mom

Terrible Two’s Is Happening – Please, Send Vodka

My third and youngest child has finally hit that oh-so-magical milestone: The Terrible Two’s. I had almost forgotten what the magic was like. The organic sound of nail-dragging screams. The assertiveness. The impressive ability to turn from happy-go-lucky Little Man to uncompromising dictator in seconds flat… Yep.  It’s happening. No one knows when or where…… Continue reading Terrible Two’s Is Happening – Please, Send Vodka

Taboo Topics: Why I Tell My Kids When I Am Wrong

Everyone makes mistakes. Mistakes are not limited to children who are learning and growing. Parents mess up too. And that’s OK. There is a notion out there that since you are perfect in the eyes of your child, you SHOULD be perfect. You SHOULD keep that image going for your kids. I am here to…… Continue reading Taboo Topics: Why I Tell My Kids When I Am Wrong

Why I Cry All The Time

I cry all the time. I know that my dry, sarcastic personality makes that hard to believe – but it’s true. I am, in fact, one giant blubbering bitch. And what’s more – I ugly cry. I cry over everything. Sad – cry. Mad – cry. Happy, overwhelmed, frustrated, joyful, hopeful, laughing, proud – cry,…… Continue reading Why I Cry All The Time

Dear Children, Go Make Some Ramen

It’s 8:30 in the morning. I have now been “stuck” in the house for 54 days with my three children. My oldest came to me this morning with the daily declaration, “Mom, I’m hungry.” “So, make some Ramen.” Yep. I’ve become that parent. “And make some for your 2-year-old brother as well. ” Ramen for…… Continue reading Dear Children, Go Make Some Ramen