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Lame-Ass Sticker Chart: Don’t Knock It, ‘Til You Try It

So I don’t want to terrify any of you “newish” parents but THREE IS THE WORST! WORST. At least until 13-ish. Anyway, Mac, I’m happy to report, seems to be developmentally on track:  meaning he’s continually whining, crying, resisting, bargaining, and generally attempting to get his world to work FOR HIM everyone else be damned. And it’s lead to some
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Reluctant Mother Attempts #Happylifetweaks

So, it’s frequently cold and dark in these parts this time of year.  Whether you have children or not, the weather might leave you feeling a little glum. I’m certainly hearing from several of my “mom friends” that the winter is starting to wear on them mentally, emotionally. . .parenting feels harder. . .motivation is lacking. . .chores feel wretched.
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Who The EFF is Riley?! Damn, Who The Hell Am I?

Ok. You know me, you know this much:  I am a Mom and I take that seriously – more seriously than I’ve ever pursued anything else in my life. I want to soak up every moment I have with my children before they decide they hate me err become independent. . .So, I. AM. ALWAYS. LURKING. We don’t have babysitters.
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There’s a Heartache Tonight

We had a rough afternoon.  Period. Mac was particularly moody, unkind, disrespectful, inconsolable. . . I tried to help him. I tried. There were moments when I was feeling less than charitable with the “amenities”  he was demanding this evening after the time out for scratching my face. . .or dragging Teddy across the room on his back by one
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Nearly Um Orgasmic Cabbage

So winter CSA. . .it’s a LOT of cruciferous vegetables. . .and potatoes. Let’s not forget the potatoes. So.  Many.  Potatoes. I need a freaking plan for the potatoes people!! The rest of it?  I have a blissfully simple idea.  It’s fresh, clean, yummy. . . If you’re all “new year’s resolution-ary” or aspiring to get some more diverse veggies
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“And I Shall Name Him Baby Dutch!”

In early October we took the kids to the beach for the weekend.  I really prefer the beach in the fall after all the tourists and humidity are gone. We had a really nice time.  Our lodging wasn’t exactly luxury but it was a block from the Ocean and it had a little indoor pool and a separate bedroom –
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That! Oh S%&*$T Not THAT!! ANYTHING BUT THAT!!!

Teddy hasn’t gotten much press here. . .   Mostly because he’s busy taking up all of my time with poor sleeping and other various willful and assertive acts. . . At some point in the past six weeks. . .or maybe months?  (He is the younger kid.  I’m terrible.), he started pointing at everything and screaming “THAT!” Uh hum.
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New Year’s Eve Mystery: A Story About A Bitch and Her Broom. . .

So, we have a lot of catching up to do. . .And I own that mess.  And I’m hoping I can clean it all up. . . Anyway, speaking of cleaning up. . . I actually like like like some of the women I met at the neighbor’s playgroup nearly a year ago.  And when the weather is good we
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Well This Is Awkward. . .

Man, I feel like the asshole that didn’t call when she said she would. The Blog is getting less attention than the second born, the husband, the dog, and my gawddamned cold-weather-induced massive foot crack-fissure. I’ve checked the stats.  Some of you are VERY loyal.  And I’m so happy that you keep showing up here day after day to meh.
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Dear Liam’s Mom,

So Mac’s been in preK just shy of a month now. He goes twice a week. And we missed Monday because we were at the beach. However, the Monday before that, I was sitting in the parent conference beside Liam’s mom. I refer to her as Liam’s mom because I don’t know her name. He son’s name is Liam. And
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