You know how some kids have selective hearing? Their ears perk right up when they hear a candy bar being unwrapped in a neighboring town, but when you ask them to pick up their toys from five feet away? It’s as if they’ve gone deaf. My four-year-old does this trick very, very well. He’s got it down to a science. But that’s not all. Elliott also has selective sight...
Have we all seen this genius dinosaur meme by now? You know, the one that depicts the evolution of a mother's mood from that of the affable "Rex" from Toy Story at 9 am to the murderous sharp-toothed beast from Jurassic Park by sundown? It's relatable. More often than not, when I can feel myself … Continue reading Want to Feel Better Fast? Here’s a 2-Minute Solution.
If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: I never set out to be a stay-at-home mom. But with the kids' school closed until at least the end of May, I'm staring down the barrel of another few weeks sheltering in place with my kids. Not every mom is muttering "FML" under … Continue reading Stop Telling Me to Have Fun in Quarantine
Like many moms, you may have (at one point or another) considered getting involved in network marketing. It's tempting to jump on the bandwagon after you see your friends share stories of women who have gotten rich this way. But as the old saying goes: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably … Continue reading Network Marketing Secrets From 3 Moms
Every year, right around this time, I start panicking about what to get my mom for Mother's Day. Gift giving is a big deal in my family so I break out in a cold sweat at the thought of screwing it up. And it is this fear, my friends, that explains why my mom unwraps … Continue reading What to Get Mom for Mother’s Day This Year
I hear the loud “thwack” and I know it’s not good. Sure enough, this was the sound of yet another toy colliding with the drywall in my hallway, this time with such force that it left a lovely dent motif. The wall, which was painted long ago by the family who lived here last, is … Continue reading This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
If my brain were an animal, it would definitely be an overly excitable dog on a walk through a neighborhood with an inordinate number of squirrels. I'm thinking some kind of Terrier with wiry, unkempt fur and a high-pitched bark. One minute it's happily plodding along, enjoying the fresh air and contemplating what's for dinner … Continue reading Minding the Squirrels
I'm not great at meal planning. It always sounds good in theory, but I can't seem to make it happen on a regular basis. I'm kind of embarrassed about that because grocery shopping is easier now than ever before. I can pick up my groceries or have them delivered, which means I don't have to … Continue reading Cheers to the Dinner I Didn’t Have to Cook
There are few things in life that bring me peace the way a clean house does. When the pasta sauce has been scrubbed off the counter (and the floor, and the wall, and the chair leg) and the garlic bread crumbs have been swept up, I'm filled with glee. It only lasts until the next … Continue reading 5 Steps to a Clean House
As featured on Scary Mommy Before I had kids, I thought I was busy. I honestly believed working 40 hours every week, practicing yoga, and grocery shopping left me with no time for all the other things I wanted to do with my life. Okay, you can stop laughing now. Really - knock it off! … Continue reading Why I Don’t Feel Guilty for Being a Busy Mom