The Mayor of Fail-City Strikes Again…and Again…and Again

I recently wrote an article for Parent Co. on having the “becoming a woman” talk with my oldest daughter.  If you haven’t read it, you can brief yourself HERE.  For the most part readers giggled at my experience or sympathized with either having been there themselves or will be headed there in the future.  Then […]

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The Birds, The Bees and The…Tiger Butts?

How did this happen? How did my six-pound, bright pink, squalling bundle of baby get so big? Everyone tells you it will all go so fast, like lightning fast. One day you are waddling around the living room with giants bags under your eyes and leaky breasts under your shirt and then you blink and your little […]

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The Brighter Side of Bad Me

I am not a perfect parent.   Some days I don’t even know if I am a good one!  My guess is I hover around the mediocre range most of the time.  My meals are eh, my Pinterest projects are nightmare inducing, I have a potty mouth and my husband and I squabble right here […]

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My Life Is Crap: The Joys Of Potty Training Twins

No really, it is literally crap right now. We are in the thick of potty training our twins, and it has been an entire month of human feces and tears… my tears, not theirs. Why did this seem so much easier with my first two daughters?  Oh right, because it WAS easier.  The first reason […]

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Raising Twins: Say Hello to Cuteness and Goodbye to a Whole Lot of Other Stuff

The twin experience is unlike any other. Being a mom to twins I can tell you first hand that there is nothing cuter, more rewarding and interesting than watching your little genetic mutations evolve into people. Yep. Nothing better. And nothing harder. I’m probably not supposed to say that or admit that, but it really […]

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Kids My Door Is Always Open…Unless It’s Closed

  My sweet darlings, momma will always be here for you.  Come to me with anything: your needs, your fears, your worries, your victories.  I love you and I live and breathe for you.  For you my offspring my door is always open. Unless it’s closed.  If the bedroom door is closed then go the […]

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Grow Up Grown Ups: Love Over Labels

  Too often, parents get hung up on labels. When it comes to transgender kids, when they’re not your kids, pushing labels teaches questionable lessons. Recently an eight-year-old boy in New Jersey was booted from his Cub Scout Pack for being transgender. Young Joe Moldonato was born a female, but for the past year has […]

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The Craziness That Comes With Having A Large Family

Having a house full of pitter-pattering feet was always a dream of mine.  In fact I have wanted to be a mommy for as long as I can remember.  Having a large family, at least large by American standards, was never in the plans however.  After baby number one and baby number two arrived and […]

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Climbing Mount Motherhood…and trying to not tumble over the cliff’s edge

There are days where I feel like I am mountain climbing my way through parenthood.  I stumble, I sweat, the air feels significantly thinner and I am in danger of passing out.  Today is one of those day.  Yesterday was one of those days too.  Come to think of it lately I am having a lot […]

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A Study of The Abyss That Is The Mom-Purse

There are some things that I have become quite embarrassed about since becoming a mom.  My car is a disaster zone, my “sitting room” is a toy wonderland, and my body of yester-year is where dreams go to die.  My purse is another one of these devastatingly embarrassing pockets of life.  Seriously though, what HAPPENED? […]

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