For a couple of years after my son turned that magical, yet more reasonable age number 4, I remember looking at him warily every time something didn’t go quite his way. I was waiting fearfully for him to lose his ever-loving mind like he did his entire third year. For awhile, we called …

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I was smugly thinking to myself the other day that our 3 yo was in a pretty awesome place. She had figured out that she liked cracking us up,   she was being just enough of a smart ass that it was cute, and she was still saying things like, “I wuv you, Mommy.” Adorable. …

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This one is up on Scary Mommy today! Being late is rude. I get that. I have frequently been on the giving and receiving end of lateness, and it feels bad either way. But I’m going to finally confess something that I think you all need to know: I, myself, am an organized, respectful, timely …

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If you have kids, you will at one time or another have this irrational creature living in your house called a toddler. They are hilarious and cute and very easily annoyed. Here are just some of the many ways that you can annoy a toddler… 1. Put jeans on them. 2. Hold them too tight …

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I’m over at Scary Mommy today!   Warning: Satire approaching, please do not actually follow these steps. Do you want to become a helicopter parent? Have your lovelies by your side and in your home for the rest of your life because they are unable to function in society? I have created an easy-to-follow list …

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My husband is a wonderful, loving attentive father but he literally cannot find the mayo. He has much more common sense, a better memory and is WAY more fun than me, but the mayo…it’s just sitting right there. We are different in many ways; I can find the mayo and he can remember that he …

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I love the little mountain town where we live. I love it. I love that my kids can play outside in the forest and get dirty and have adventures that I don’t even know about. But, life out here definitely has its challenges and its…quirks. You know you live in a mountain town if… 1. …

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One of the things about growing older is that you’ve had time to figure out what works for you and what doesn’t. I have figured out that I really like to be all alone and in the quiet. This is really bad because it’s summer and I have two very loud children. They are so …

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