How NOT to be an annoying mom.

Warning: If you dislike hypocrites (I have in fact done most of these things), get offended easily, or use Pinterest as your guidebook for being a mom, you may want to find something else to read. I have noticed a LOT of annoying behavior lately. Maybe it’s the influx of social media…coupled with the influx of sites […]

My house of Schizophrenics

Over the last year, I’ve learned that everything in my house has a case of schizophrenia. Last night, the GIANT stuffed teddy bear my Mr. brought home right before Christmas apparently also leads a double life as a slide. I know, I wouldn’t have pictured a teddy bear as a slide, either. But, Easton must […]

Side Effects of Teething

All the internet articles in the world can alert you to what to expect when your baby is teething. Runny nose, mild fever, irritability, drooling, loss of appetite, chewing on fingers, chewing on toys, chewing on baseboards..oh wait, now I’m thinking of my dogs. Sorry, Easton. However, the element of surprise is a busy mom’s […]

In The Trenches

Day three of being home with a sick 9 month old. Rations are quickly dwindling. Easton is still on a strictly liquid diet – lucky kid, he doesn’t have to digest some of my most recent attempts at “breakfast” and “lunch”. I just shamefully caught myself eyeing a jar of baby food for one heartbeat too long. […]

Terrible Twos…Do Those Come Early?? I Mean EARLY

I’m a mess. I have never been one to handle anticipation well. This has not improved with age. For this reason, I hate being tickled, boiling water is annoying and waiting for 5 o’clock is just pure torture. Oh, and when my dad taunted me with “I know something you don’t know” (in the nanananabooboo tone) […]

Ho-Ho-Holy Sh*t, What Just Happened?

Are we really NINE days into the new year?!? Let me begin by saying this post was started on December 27th. Just 2 days after Christmas. The fact that it is now 2 weeks after Christmas goes to emphasize my point here. And the theme of my blog – “spinning faster”. Just thought I would point […]

HOW do you discipline with a straight face??

I heard something the other day that struck me…I can’t remember exactly how it went (because, well that is just out of the realm of my capabilities) but it was something to the effect of ‘being a mother is easy…being a parent is hard’ I realize I’m still at the early stages of this whole […]

“Shut-It, You Crazy Lady!”

…I said to myself. Unfortunately, I ignore myself just as well as I would ignore a perfect stranger saying this to me. *sigh* I have never claimed to be sane. Not even close. It is actually the opposite. I know I am crazy. I know I am difficult. But, I am what I am…the bad […]

dancing the line of pride & shame

buzzzz buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz My phone is vibrating far too loudly on my wooden desk at work. There are 8 people in my office. It is normally silent. Like I-just-heard-you-swallow silent. This buzzing is noticeable. In my panic to make it stop I hit answer instead of decline. Crap. I’m too nice to tell solicitors to shove […]