Motherhood is one tough gig

You know, my blog name was a no-brainer — motherhood has been a tougher gig than I ever anticipated. Every accomplishment, success, making it to through the day I’ve seen has been the product of sweat, tears (lots of tears), joy and love. Motherhood is a tricky place for a type-A perfectionist. It’s a tougher [Read On]

Fried Chicken Honesty

So my Dad sent me a joke the other day, one that was cute and clean. {image by Keith Davis Young via we heart it} My Favorite Animal Our teacher asked us what our favorite animal was, and I said, “Fried chicken.” She said I wasn’t funny, but she couldn’t have been right, because everyone [Read On]

Sunday Confessional: A Matter of Trust

{image via We Heart It} Trust (noun): Firm reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing. (verb): To have or place reliance; depend. Trust is such a delicate thing. There are some who feel that trust needs to be earned. Others – such as the case of a child – give [Read On]

You know you’re a rookie mom when….

Ok, so babies do NOT come with owners manuals. They should, but they don’t….and the myriad of parenting books – all which contradict each other – are no substitute.  Of course, every other experienced mother (and mother-in-law) out there will be more than happy to give you THEIR advice, solicited or not. Still, you know [Read On]

The Cracked Pink Cup

One of my favorite books from childhood was “The Boxcar Children” by Gertrude Chandler Warner.  It is the story of four orphans, Henry, Benny, Jessie and Violet, who run away and live in an abandoned boxcar they found in the forest. Henry is old enough to do odd jobs to get a little needed money, [Read On]

Maybe not so much Mad as Sad.

Each night at dinner, we share the worst part, and then the best part of our day. Its a lovely tradition that initiates conversation at the dinner table that we may not ordinarily get to hear. (How many times have you asked “what did you do today?” to which the response has been “Nothing”???) Anyways…. [Read On]

Q.O.T.N. – Alphabet Soup

Boo’s “question of the night”: “Mom, why did they make a “C” and a “K”? I mean, do we really need two letters that sound like “keh”????” Aaaandd…there’s that expectant look that I dread, the one that says “Mom, you have the answer to everything”. Shitballs. The boy really knows how to dumb down his [Read On]

Temper Tantrums

I am thoroughly frustrated. Pea has been having some massively fantastic temper tantrums of late. They are not only frustrating, energy draining, and headache promoting, but they leave me feeling utterly helpless and worthless in the parental department. Getting her out the door is a battle. Getting her into her car seat, another battle. Shoes [Read On]

sick princess

As if a 17 hour drive isn’t bad enough, getting sick in the first 5 hours makes it REALLY long. I didn’t even hear Pea get sick. I heard a cough, and Boo shouted “She threw up. Its all in her blankie! Ewww”. Yes, the girl caught all of it in her beloved blankie. Getting [Read On]