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 Our furniture is outdated and overused, but I cannot bring myself to replace it at this juncture in life.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

Promiscuous Promises

I have inevitably become the mother I swore I never would.  Feel free to gasp appallingly here, I know I did. I am acutely aware of the fact that time passes and all too quickly a moment becomes a memory.  As a result, I am that person who is overly obsessed with the camera; an… Continue reading Promiscuous Promises

Taketh and Giveth

Lawd or Lawd, today was a day.  I wish I could say it was an unusual day, but then I would be a liar.  While the events of our days vary from time to time, the way they go down is essentially unchanged. For starters, the kids fought.  Shocking.  Over everything and anything.  Most notably… Continue reading Taketh and Giveth

It Happens

My oldest daughter recently had a birthday.  And by recently I mean yesterday. Birthdays are pretty low key around here, but I do strive to make them memorable.   We aren't big on loud celebrations; just an understated, albeit constant, acknowledgement of their birth.  It usually includes our birthday banner, donuts for breakfast with a… Continue reading It Happens

A {real} Post-partum Story

I have a confession. I have been treated for post-partum depression and anxiety following each of my deliveries.  I suspected I would be at risk based on my medical history, but still, I was not prepared. There is an abundance of information surrounding expectant moms related to pregnancy and labor.  But, often times no one talks about what happens after.… Continue reading A {real} Post-partum Story

Up and Down

I once was energetic.  And then I had kids.  Now I observe energy and wonder how it is utilized so easily and effectively by humans that never sleep. I was also a bit more pliable.  Now, I watch enviously as my six year old does the splits, {mind you she has never taken a gymnastic course… Continue reading Up and Down

Country Lovin’

I have always lived near civilization; retail stores minutes away.  I had pictured myself neighborhood living in a populated town where my kids could ride their bikes from dawn until dusk.  Which is strange because I am really not a 'people person'.  I like to think that I am friendly and welcoming but I cannot deny that… Continue reading Country Lovin’

Zootopia: A Cinematic Gem

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 for my children to learn. For instance Beauty and the Beast. As a child, I loved Belle's… Continue reading Zootopia: A Cinematic Gem

Luck Is Not a Lady

DISCLAIMER: Insert "no judgement" frequently or you may not enjoy this post. I would like to think that I am a positive person.  An optimistic, glass half full kind of gal if you will.  Sure, I am always waiting for the other shoe to drop, but who isn't?  No, just me? Maybe it is because we live… Continue reading Luck Is Not a Lady