kids, parenthood

Strategies for Coping with Back-to-School Anxiety & Some Awesome “First Day of School” Books for Kids

When kids experience anxiety about going back to school, it can have an effect on parents as well. It seems like there’s nothing you can do, and the closer the first day of school gets, the more miserable parents and kids feel. Some practical tips on how to ease this anxiety, though, can help alleviate… Read More Strategies for Coping with Back-to-School Anxiety & Some Awesome “First Day of School” Books for Kids

humor, motherhood, parenthood

Mommy, What Does My Name Mean?

Sara (6 years old):“Mommy, what does my name mean?” Me: “It means ‘beautiful girl.“ Jacob (piping up from the couch): “So, what does my name mean?”  Me: “Your name means ‘truthful.‘”  *pause* “What does your name mean, Mom?“ Me: “It means ‘super intelligent‘ and ‘all-knowing.‘” *pause* “Are you sure it doesn’t mean “terrible beast?“ “..or… Read More Mommy, What Does My Name Mean?

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NO Bummer Summer-4 Great Sources for Kick-Butt Summer Activities

I am a “List-ho”I love lists. Making lists. Cross stuff off lists. Why? It keeps me on task and my memory is dog-crap it’s empowering to cross things OFF.  One of my main “lists” right now is No Bummer Summer activities and in lieu of that, I have been hard-core on the hunt for fun… Read More NO Bummer Summer-4 Great Sources for Kick-Butt Summer Activities

humor, parenthood

Top Ten Signs You’re Past The “Baby Fever” Stage

1. Your current “babies” are all sportin backpacks, wiping their own butts, and saying things to you like “Mom, what’s ‘sex’ mean?” 2. You’ve switched from Red Clover Tea to “enhance your fertility” to Monster Energy Drinks so you can “stay up past 9:30 p.m.” 3. Your “lube” of choice is now Vicks for your… Read More Top Ten Signs You’re Past The “Baby Fever” Stage

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Epic Parent Fail #1,000,000,001 (a.k.a. Yet Another Reason I Will Not Get Parent of The Year)

In all reality, I have no excuse. I am notorious for over-extending myself, taking on too many projects, and not knowing when to say “NO, I AM SORRY. I CAN’T.” Topped off by the fact that, during the holiday season, my brain apparently leaves the building, heads to the North Pole with Santa, and stays there… Read More Epic Parent Fail #1,000,000,001 (a.k.a. Yet Another Reason I Will Not Get Parent of The Year)