The vacations we won’t take

I have to take a minute to mourn something. One of the first things my daughter's therapist told me when we started seeing her three years ago was that I needed to mourn and let go the idea of the "average" family. The "typical" family. The "normal" family. I mention this whole conversation in You're … Continue reading The vacations we won’t take

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Sleep deprived

I am so sick of reading articles about babies and children not sleeping; but at the same my kids won't sleep so I end up reading them over and over again. Routine? Yes. Teething and/or illness? No. Is their room in appropriate lighting? Oh you mean the spotlight I have shinning in their faces? Totally. … Continue reading Sleep deprived

15 weird things I enjoy as a parent

There's so many blog posts and vlogs about exhausted parents hiding from their children and moms pulling their hair out because they've heard "mom, mom, mommy, mama, mama, hey mom" about 296 times that day. But what about the good stuff? Not the precious moments "my child is a joy to the world and a … Continue reading 15 weird things I enjoy as a parent

“Oh Fudge”…only she didn’t say fudge

My daughter is...spritely. I've said it once and I'll say it again, she's bursting with energy to the point I sometimes wonder just how she doesn't explode violently from all the adrenaline flowing in such a small little body. Spirited, anxious, defiant, silly, hyper, restless, intelligent, on and on. All of these things I have … Continue reading “Oh Fudge”…only she didn’t say fudge

World War Mommy

I know it's probably been written about way too much in the past few years; however, it's still amazing to me how much mom-shaming goes on via social media and other outlets. Yes, you should always be caring, nurturing, attentive, and loving (I would think that's obvious) to your children. If they are being taken … Continue reading World War Mommy

When I just don’t want to play

      I get bored with playing. There, I said it. It's hard, even as a blogger of parenting articles and other family related activities, to always express my personal life for public use. However, in order to write honestly, I think I have to. Sometimes, I don't want to play pretend. I want to just … Continue reading When I just don’t want to play

13 Picture Books to Read before 2016 Ends

As much as I love the classics- Where the Wild Things Are, Dr. Seuss, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, etc etc; I feel that there are some great new children's easy readers (picture books), which have come out in the past few years that get overlooked when parents ask for reading recommendations. Everyone who follows this blog … Continue reading 13 Picture Books to Read before 2016 Ends