Parent Survival Techniques: The Lies We Tell Our Children

I feel like I'm an honest person. Or, at least, I was until I had a child. Now we can't play with the skateboard "because it's resting," the playground was closed today for some strange reason and we are SERIOUSLY all out of cookies. This is just the tip of my iceberg of my lies … Continue reading Parent Survival Techniques: The Lies We Tell Our Children

My Love Hate Relationship with Bubbles

Bubbles! Who doesn't shout the name when they suddenly see those soapy globes floating by? Chasing bubbles is (or should be) a part of every childhood. Then you get a little older and your role changes from bubble chaser to bubble blower.   You may think of bubbles as "good clean fun" but anyone with … Continue reading My Love Hate Relationship with Bubbles

Real Mom Life, Making it Work

Being mom means being the ultimate multitasker, squeezing things in whenever you can, and trying to do most things with a companion of questionable temperament. My friend Georjie snapped this pic while she was highlighting my hair one afternoon. It's not exactly a glamorous shot, but it's a little peek into daily "mom life." Me … Continue reading Real Mom Life, Making it Work

I Don’t Want to do The Thing

So, this is me today: I keep sitting down and trying to do The Thing I'm supposed to be doing and it's just not happening. Actually typing about not doing it is the closest I've gotten to doing it. And therefore, I'm almost giving myself a pat on the back for half-assly doing The Thing … Continue reading I Don’t Want to do The Thing

For the Love of Noodles

My son loves noodles. Just plain spaghetti noodles with a little butter or olive oil. He doesn't like to spoil it with any sauce. I keep trying to encourage him to try them differently- marinara, cream sauce, maybe some meatballs, but no. Just noodles. It makes me think of a photo of me as a … Continue reading For the Love of Noodles

Happy New Year! Changes to Sponsored Posts in 2019

I know it's only New Year's Eve, but I haven't written on here since Christmas so thought I would stop by and drop a little Happy New Year. Also, I woke up before my son today so a mom has to steal that time when she can. I only started this blog about six months … Continue reading Happy New Year! Changes to Sponsored Posts in 2019

The Imaginary Bellyache

My son stayed home from school today. And by stayed home sick, I mean he's standing next me begging to put on his coat so he can go outside and play. It started with crawling into our bed early this morning and then making vomiting noises. I grabbed him, leapt out of bed and rushed … Continue reading The Imaginary Bellyache