5 Top Tips for Keeping Kid Contamination Contained
I would say that, in general, our family is very healthy. And thank the good Lord for it! But, sure enough, every year when March rolls around, one of the kids will inevitably get sick. And in a family of six people, that could very […]
Birthday Party Not Included
Our youngest daughter turned 8 a few days ago. And we didn’t throw her a birthday party. (Cue the shock and awe here!) Now, I’m pretty sure that by today’s parenting standards, we are big fat losers. I mean, it seems like every time I […]
Adios, Winter Break!
It is official, winter break is over. The kids went back to school this morning and my house is finally quiet again. Cue Andy Williams and sing with me now, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Don’t get me wrong, though! I love […]
2018 – The Good Parts Version
In an effort to not end the year in a total buzzkill of a hormonal funk (see previous post), I’ve decided that my last blog post for 2018 should be nothing but good stuff. It’s time to shake off the grinchy green and feel a […]
I Hate Halloween (but don’t tell my kids)
Oh, Halloween, you cooky crazy holiday, you! I really can’t stand your guts. Or your gore… or your gluttonous amounts of candy… your freaking expensive costumes… But each year, you come back around with your Reese’s peanut butter pumpkins and your insanely cute kiddos and […]
Like Riding a Bike
We have successfully taught 3 children to ride a bike. And one learned by accident. Well, I guess I can’t say that she learned entirely by accident. She 100% knew what she was doing! The rest of us, though, were completely gobsmacked when our youngest […]
18 Summers? I Beg to Differ.
Did you know that you only get 18 summers with your kids? You know, as dumb as it sounds, I never thought of it that way! Not until it started being crammed down my throat this summer, anyway. It seems like every time I get […]
I Blinked and Now June is Over
Will somebody tell me how it is already halfway through summer break? Honestly, it feels like I blinked 5 times and June disappeared. It feels like we just got back from our cruise, but nope! It’s been a whole month since then. As the old […]
It’s Fine. I’m Fine. Everything’s Fine.
Greetings from my little corner of Crazy Town!! Seriously, man, things around here have been absolutely bananas lately! I think I’ve already adequately discussed how May is the new December, so I won’t yank your chain any more about all that. But there are a […]
It’s May and I’m Losing My Dang Mind
I’m sitting here in my quiet kitchen. Nobody else is home. There’s no arguing, no begging for food, no ridiculous tween Disney show on the TV. I’m writing and no one is bugging me. And you know what? I’d better enjoy it now, because it’s […]