Open Arms

I am not one who particularly enjoys posting on a 'hot to trot' topic like the ones currently trending on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook; but I feel that I have no choice given the hatred being spewed in oh- so -many directions. There are some days where I just want to ignore the news outlets…

{a few of} My Favorite Things

I frequently find myself ranting and raving about product discoveries so I figured I would condense them here and share my excitement in a blog; what else is a 21st century momma to do {read: I am caving to social media conformity and making a list}. My life has been changed by a few simple…

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…

Irony is a {*}itch.

  **The following blog post is rated PG-13.  Reader discretion advised** You know that feeling where life is flowing as smoothly as a baby's behind and just keeps going that way? Yea, me neither. For years I have been plagued by a shithead who insists that plans and budgets are for suckers. His name: Irony. We have…

Zootopia: A Cinematic Gem

*The following contains one lonely little affiliate link.  You can read my full disclosure policy here. As I mentioned here, finding a family movie can be challenging.  Ratings are helpful, but in my book, not always accurate.  I don't know about you, but some of these flicks teach a lesson that I am not excited…

Blog Posts That Consist of Lists and Have the Subject Matter in the Title Get Shared More Often: {bogus} Study Finds.

My news feed is full of {shared} articles consisting of lists.  Systematic procedures encouraging unsuspecting readers to be better; better at wife-ing, mother-ing, parent-ing, career-ing, exercise-ing, cook-ing--anything and everything.  Don't get me wrong, I have found some valuable advice and thought provoking ideas among these posts.  However, I have found that they are missing some…

Shaft-ed, but not Forgotten

There's a guy who walks by my side day in and day out.  The stresses of daily living easily take their toll.  We spend most of our time parenting little people.  And by parenting, I mean acting as referee.  Most of our day is spent yelling, er, saying: "Stop fighting!" "{S}he was playing with that first.…