Archive for the stay at home mom Tag

Maniacs, Mindfulness, And A Roof Rack

A few weeks ago I emailed our Pediatrician because I was still concerned about the condition of Teddy’s skin.  If you recall, we switched up his formula and were using a prescription hydrocortisone cream but he wasn’t making the sort of improvement I expected. Predictably, the Doctor, sent a response saying she’d like to see him the next day. Of
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No Gifts Please

We’ve all seen this right?  On a kid’s party invite. . .”No gifts please.”  Hell, I’ve even put it on invites myself. Still, every time I see it I break out in a heart-pounding cold sweat.  Panic. Why?  Why do parents do this?! I know exactly why I’ve done it: BECAUSE I DON’T NEED MORE CHEAP-ASSED SMALL PLASTIC PARTS CLUTTERING
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Mommy To Keep It Movin’

There was a time, not so long ago, when I was willing to give almost anything for Mac to just shut up and amuse himself for five minutes. . . Just so I could load the dishwasher or brush my teeth without fear of him harming himself or something. . .without hearing him scream out for help in frustration over
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The Baby Won’t Eat, The Toddler Won’t Nap, and The Dog Has a Drinking Problem

Things have been busier than usual.  Easter, friends, travel. . .trying to get stuff done around the house. . .minor car issues. . . Anyway, it’s been a lot of ripping around – with two kids in tow.  It’s making me exhausted and I’m pretty sure we no longer have any semblance of routine. And that’s making me even MORE
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Life Lesson: The DUMBEST Argument EVER!

I think it’s well established that I’m a little um particular about things. . . Ok. . . You got me.  I’m a type-A, control freak. . . And I’d probably be a perfectionist too if I weren’t so damned lazy.  . . Anyway, I am.  I just am.  This is what I do.  . . And I like to
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This Play Group Is On. . .Like Green On a Lime Jello Dino

So recall about a month ago we received an invite to a playgroup from one of our fabulous neighbors? I was out of sorts about it.  Because well, we’re US.  And our neighbor is stunning and seemingly unflappable and well, just seems so much more with it than I am. Of course, practically everyone is more with it than I
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Making Myself A Priority

I have a problem. Actually, I have a husband, two kids, three cats, one dog, and a constantly filthy house. . . So I have a LOT of problems. Yes, they are wonderful problems. . .and I wouldn’t change my life. . . EXCEPT I’d probably endeavor to shower more than 3 times a week.  And I’d probably go to
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Reluctant Mother v “A Break”

I’ve spent parts of the past two out of three nights attempting to convince my 26-ish week pregnant body that sleeping with Mac on his bedroom floor is super-fun!  I suspect he’s working on some molars that are making him uncomfortable.  This following a bout of some sort of stomach virus that took me out of commission for 24 solid
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Another Stellar Parenting Moment: “I Choose. . .”

Did you miss me?! Doubtful. I had no idea I was going to be MIA for so long!  I started painting the baseboard trim on the main floor of the house last week and realized just how much the entire place needed a fresh coat of paint.  So I sent my Mother a text mentioning that I could use some
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Yesterday It Was The Yogurt

My Husband and I just spent five whole days together. While I love my Husband dearly and he’s typically a big help with Mac and our household chores, five days is a LOT. I’m pleased to say we made it through some hectic days without major marital discord, but like any marriage, we have a few minor recurring issues. As
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