Vacation becomes something of a chore once kids are involved. More than once I’ve returned from a “relaxing” family trip and uttered the tired line, “I need a vacation to recover from my vacation.” That’s probably because I’m one of the poors, though, and I can’t afford a luxury getaway like Maria Rocco‘s Me And Mom in Tuscany retreat. Yes, that’s right: you can take your kids to Tuscany for a special mommy and me getaway. More
Topic: mom fun
Winter brings a lot of awesomeness like hot chocolate with mini marshmallows, beautiful snowy days and cozy fireplaces (or space heaters with fake flames from Home Depot, what what!). But it can also mean canceled school and freezing cold kids who are crying because they lost just one glove for the eighteen-thousandth time. More
If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that the internet’s fascination with ridiculous — and redikulously yoonique — baby names will never cease. More
You’ve heard the joke about moms and wine, right? Yeah, supposedly we drink a lot of it. Supposedly. I plead the fifth, but I will admit there are some situations for which wine is sort of, you know, necessary? Important? A requirement? Yeah, that. More
While there are a few awesome children’s books out there, most are dull or downright nonsensical. But fear not. In order to both preserve your sanity and have your child ready for preschool, I present to you: the stay at home mom ABCs. More
I wait for that moment when your kid says they’re hungry and you reach for the diaper bag, because everything you need to know about a mom, you can learn through the snacks they feed their kid. Here’s what your toddler’s snacks say about you. More
What’s the most ridiculous thing that made you cry when you were pregnant? More
Thank God the world is made up of so many mothers- mothers who work in the check-out line at the grocery store, mothers who ride on airplanes, mothers who teach at my child’s school and mothers who deliver my mail. If I wasn’t constantly surrounded by a sea of women who also have coffee-stained shirts hidden under blazers or sweatshirts and pink hair-ties hiding under their locks, I’d be in a pretty rough spot. More
No one even likes to answer their phone anymore, so answering the door is pretty much out of the question. I can’t be the only one who becomes irate when I go to the door and there are a couple of smiling Jehova’s Witnesses or someone trying to sell a lawn service. These people may as well have let themselves into my apartment and climbed into my bed for a nap. More
Can’t we all just embrace mediocre? It’s so much easier. More
Really, the activities your tot is enrolled in say less about your child’s interests and more about you as a parent. They express your hopes and dreams for your child’s future, and can even try to mend any lingering regrets from your younger years. Here’s what your toddler’s extracurricular activities say about you. More
Forgive me for this emotional post, but I’m in an emotional mood.
I have the right to be.
I have just laid to rest something that has been with me for almost nine years. More