Another {real} Love Letter

My dearest #3, In just a few short days you will be turning five.  This year, your birthday is hitting me hard.  Harder than any other birthday, any other year.  I am not sure why. I don't know where your infant or toddler years went.  I remember telling myself to be present with your tiny… Continue reading Another {real} Love Letter

Light It Up

When you have kids things tend to break.  Shocking, I know. Our furniture is outdated and overused, but I cannot bring myself to replace it at this juncture in life.  I am one hundred and twenty percent sure that one of our five munchkins will mark up anything new with sharpies, scissors or glittery glue.… Continue reading Light It Up

Baby Registry Rip-offs

There have been quite a few changes to baby items since I had my first nearly a decade ago.  During that time, several gimmicks have hit the market.  I have been conned into believing I needed some of the most overrated items.  So, what is a seasoned momma to do when she realizes she has… Continue reading Baby Registry Rip-offs

Mommy Wars

*WARNING: The following contains controversial topics of conversation.  Proceed at own risk of being offended.   There are many different parenting styles, philosophies on child-rearing and all kinds of moms out there: crunchy, attachment, helicopter, working outside the home, stay at home, breast-feeding, bottle-feeding, Pinterest-y, Pinterest failing , pro-vacciners and anti-vaxxers...the list goes on.  We seem to… Continue reading Mommy Wars

Balancing Act

My definition of 'clean' has changed over the years.  There was a time where I would have thought 'clean' meant clean.  Now, I define it as: "an area where you can see some carpet and most of the trash is in a can" Case and point: this past weekend my kids took a container of sprinkles and… Continue reading Balancing Act

On-Point{less} Pins

I have a love-hate relationship with Pinterest. Holiday crafts are my thing.  Gotta love a Snowman foot-print and a turkey made from my babes sweet hand-prints.  I have about 22 canvases of these completed crafts that may or may not be considered a "Pinterest fail".  Keepsake ornaments with the kids pictures placed perfectly among {cotton} snow… Continue reading On-Point{less} Pins

Are you done yet?

**In order to enjoy this blog, please read in your {friendly} sarcastic voice** Once you decide to reproduce, you are now opening yourself up to constant judgement and ridicule and incessant questions about how many little wonders {gremlins} you will be gracing {burdening} the world's presence with. You learn a lot about society's statutes on family… Continue reading Are you done yet?

Note{s} to Self

I find myself on repeat a lot.  And shockingly, I keep getting the same results.  I keep thinking this will be the one time it is different; where the cause and effect phenomenon will not hold true.  Apparently, that is a sign of insanity.  Momma is gonna take back her sanity and try a little… Continue reading Note{s} to Self

{Un}Sweet{ened} Dreams

I have been putting kids to bed for nearly the last decade. I have developed a pretty efficient night time routine {in theory}.  There's the mandated quiet time that prefaces bedtime {because if you can just get them to sit still, they will fall asleep.  Foreshadowing: they know that}. Then, the usual: teeth brushing, {bath… Continue reading {Un}Sweet{ened} Dreams

Hatchamable-gate

I love my kids.  A lot.  Dare I say "too much" {if that's a thing}.  I am amazed by all of their sweet little features.  I am in awe of their beautiful personalities.  There isn't anything I wouldn't do for them.  I want to give them the world.  {insert favorite cliches regarding motherhood here}.  A few… Continue reading Hatchamable-gate