Rice Sock For Penis Hanging AND Hanging With Penises. . .

RICE SOCK FOR PENIS HANGING. This is apparently what’s been leading some of you to this dysfunctional corner of the Internet. I apologize, I haven’t a clue what a “rice sock for penis hanging” is. (I have a few mental images. . . .making me giggle in a nervous kinda he-hee.) Somewhat related, I recently learned from my three-year old
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Reluctant Mother v Dining With Grandpa: AM I WRONG?

WEIGH IN HERE.  I have a burning curiosity. . . TAKE YOUR KIDS TO A RESTAURANT.  THERE’S A PREDICTABLE MESS ON THE FLOOR.  DO YOU: A.) Make a reasonable attempt to clean up some of the mess.  It sets a good example for your children about being considerate, kind, and respectful.  Reinforces the message we are responsible for our own
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Good Bye Good Dog: Be Good, Watch the House, Ok? Whuvyou

5 AM:  I have a screaming, snotty, teething Teddy on my hip.  I’m slipping down the stairs in my socks. . .feels cold. . Thankfully, Chris has already made coffee.  Vigorously blinking to keep my contacts comfortably floating, I head to the place by the back door where we keep Satan’s Lap Hound’s gigantic stainless water bowl, lest Teddy attempt
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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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#Happylifetweaks: Reluctant Mother v Sodium

Few months back Husband had one of those slightly bullshit health screens at work. I say slightly bullshit because I had been in a state of partial denial ever since. .  . My Husband, who weighs not much more than he did in High School. . .and yo yos 3 pounds max; My Husband, who runs 3 to 5 miles
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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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ANOTHER Dirty Parenting Secret: The Partially Supervised (Ahem) Car) Nap

Parents, grandparents, nannys, caregivers – Multiple Choice: If a kid falls asleep in the car (or stroller, or swing, or. . .) If your kid falls asleep ANY. DAMNED. WHERE. FOR. A. NAP: A.)  You are elated. B.)  You will sleep too. C.)  You will do ANY FUCKING THING YOU CAN POSSIBLY MANAGE to make this nap happen. EVEN THOUGH
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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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