There's a scene in Adam Sandler's "Big Daddy" when he discovers that he's allowed his kid to become "the smelly kid in class." He rants and raves like only Adam Sandler can and takes the necessary steps to ensure it never happens again. Today I had my own "Big Daddy"-esque revelation when I dropped Olivia … Continue reading Crazy Hair Don’t Care
A few weeks ago we underwent the annual fall tradition of taking family pictures. Family pictures with young children can be a lot like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. So rather than focus on the sweat-inducing stress one experiences when they've invested hundreds of dollars into taking pictures … Continue reading Sis & Bro Woes
Lately it seems like all I do is yell. I have two volumes: silence and yelling. I don't know if it's because the kids' behavior is getting increasingly worse (or should I say difficult rather than worse?) or if my patience is running particularly thin these days, but yelling has become the new normal. I … Continue reading What the Yell
As a mom there are a lot of things I wish for on a daily basis: I wish my kids would sleep later, I wish the laundry would fold itself, I wish my boobs would return to their old glory days status, I wish out of the one million and five toys we own that … Continue reading Wishful Thinking
Last week I was introduced to another mom at a free activity hosted by our local library. We made small talk and asked about each others' children when she mentioned seeing me the week before and said "I saw how frustrated you were and I wanted to reach out and let you know it gets … Continue reading I’ll Have the Mom Guilt with a Side of Wine
Today marks the first time I have left the kids in 8 months for more than an hour or two. Today marks the first time in Olivia's entire life that I've been apart from her. Today marks the first time that I haven't been there to tuck them into bed and make them breakfast in … Continue reading Who let the Mom out?