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Filtering the Ridiculousness

By |February 4th, 2016|

I picked up my phone the other day and clicked into my news app to catch up on what was going on in the world. I felt really bad when I skipped over the article about Obama’s gun control measures and instead, clicked into the article about Justin Bieber getting kicked out of some ancient ruins in Mexico. Sometimes I filter my current events reading according to the level of ridiculous I can stand in the moment. And in that moment, the Biebs was about as much ridiculous as I could take.

We filter through a lot of ridiculousness in a […]

Becoming Like the Children I Watch

By |January 12th, 2016|

It dawned on me the other day when I grabbed the bottom of my t-shirt and wiped my nose on the reverse side that the longer I’m a stay-at-home parent the more I’m starting to become like my children. With this new realization, I really don’t know how I’ll ever fit back in to the workforce again when the time comes to return.

I hide in the closet to eat things I know I shouldn’t.

I announce when I have to go potty.

I call it “potty” even when surrounded by adults.

I need to be reminded to brush my teeth.

I get cranky if […]

Hidden in the Cracks

By |December 10th, 2015|

Kim Anderson, Guest Blogger

 

Recently I was with a friend when she said the dreaded words, “You wanna know what I heard?” Now before you go on thinking I am holier than thou and was so offended by the offering up of gossip, I wasn’t. I was intrigued and I physically sat up straight in my chair as if my position would somehow help me receive this salacious news in a more appropriate way. For the record, I am a good secret keeper. I don’t tell other people’s secrets they’ve confided in me and I’m generally reliable for keeping my mouth […]

An Open Letter to AMC

By |November 16th, 2015|

Dear AMC,

My Facebook Newsfeed is flooded with articles and posts about your show, The Walking Dead, on Sunday nights and Monday mornings. One can only assume these people who religiously watch this show are not parents of young children. When my husband and I were binge watching episodes on Netflix over a year ago, not only was I spending the first hour in my bed at night sleeplessly pondering our escape plan and survival supply needs in the event of a similar societal demise, but I’d have absolute panic attacks in the middle of the night if I brushed up […]

Relatable

By |October 29th, 2015|

re·lat·a·ble

rəˈlādəb(ə)l/
enabling a person to feel that they can relate to someone or something.

 

This blog has no definitive beginning or end. It has no plot…no characters to become attached to. It’s just a series of moments I hope you can find relatable.

 

When working in the kitchen around aluminum cans, I automatically freak out about losing my balance, slitting my wrists on the sharp metal lids, and bleeding out on my hardwood floors while cooking dinner for my family. #whengreenbeansattack

 

I was well into my second trimester before I realized the cervix was the only thing that dilated during labor and delivery. Like…everything […]

A Gallery of Messes

By |September 24th, 2015|

Parenting is messy business. Behold…I present to you…A Gallery of Messes.

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When, during dinner, your husband cleans up a massive water spill, you get up to help, and trip over the dog’s water AND food dishes…

 

When Puffs live up to their name…

 

When…just…when all the time…

 

When your dog has competition…

 

When your brother-in-law runs a load of dishes for you…

 

When your son is independently playing…with the foreign objects under the bathroom sink…

 

When your Pinterest-inspired sensory bin backfires while you’re […]

To the Hot Mom Jogging

By |September 23rd, 2015|

To the Hot Mom Jogging:

I want to be you. You jog so freely in the middle of the morning and it makes me want to trade your place.

I’d trade my thrown together outfit for your trendy work out clothes.

I’d trade my hot mess, day-old, sticky sucker hair for your long and flowing pony.

I’d trade my pack mule, slouching posture for your straightened back and shoulders.

I’d trade my scattered brain and clumsy self for your confidence and focus.

I’d trade my noisy car of crazy kids for the music of your iPod.

But…

…my thrown together outfit allows me the freedom to get down […]

Just Google It

By |September 22nd, 2015|

Me: “Well, we’re not doctors so I just want to make sure it’s okay that we gave him both of those meds at the same time.”

Walks over to the computer, pulls up Google, types in the two medications in question and hits “Search”

Husband: “We’re not doctors but you’ll see what a bunch of strangers say on Google?”

Me: “…….yah…….”

If you grabbed your phone to dial the number to Child Protective Services, don’t worry. We went to the Pediatrician the next day and she confirmed the treatment course we had enacted the night before. It turns out your brains, the ability to […]

The Boomerang Phenomenon

By |September 8th, 2015|

Some nights of sleep when you’re a parent are just epic. And by epic, I mean so completely terrible it’ll bring you to the brink of tears just thinking about how you’ll be able to survive the next day of responsibilities after having had so little sleep. I’m convinced that huge dives in the stock market, sluggish traffic jams, and long wait times at medical clinics are just a handful of the unfortunate events caused by people who are parents who experienced the Boomerang Phenomenon the night before.

The Boomerang Phenomenon, as I like to call it, is when your child […]