When my daughter first started Kindergarten I was determined to be one of those amazing parents who manages to be involved in everything and participates in everything, including the school fundraisers. The school needs funds raised? I’m your girl! My daughter and I would hit the neighborhood streets peddling everything from cookie dough to gift wrap. All of which we knew was crazy overpriced, but would rationalize it by saying “It’s for a good cause”, because what could be better than our children’s education?? Nothing, that’s what! Read More
Parenting is a messy job. Definitely not for the faint of heart. So instead of making a list of New Year’s Resolutions, I decided to make a list of when I really shined or didn’t shine as a parent last year. However, in an effort to protect the innocent (and the not so innocent), and the fact I can barely remember what happened yesterday, I’m sticking to a few things that seem glaringly apparent to me today.
Not so shiny:
“Comparison Is the Thief of Joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt said that.
“Just Put Your Blinders On, Mama.” – I said that.
I’ll be completely honest. I have a tendency to look at those around me and compare myself. More often than not it leads to an insane amount of self-doubt. I have struggled with this all my adult life. Oh my God, she’s perfect! Is her house nicer than mine? Is our marriage as strong as theirs? She’s totally skinnier than me. Her family is amazing. How is she so Read More
One of my favorite bloggers was just offered a reality tv show by HGTV. In my anticipation of her show’s airing, it got me thinking, “What would I say if someone offered to film my family for a television show?” Not that it would ever happen, but the short answer is NO. The long answer is NO and here’s why:
Top 12 Reasons I Wouldn’t Do Reality TV
1. My kids think that clothing is optional at home.
2. I have three boys. They spend a lot of their time thinking and talking about butts, and poop, and farts. For instance, the two big boys think it’s hysterical that when they question Little Kid, “What is half poodle and half poodle?”, he responds, “Poo Poo!” Read MoreTagged in: Confessions, funny, kids, Stories
Hi. Welcome. This is 30.
Rather, this is my 30 which is totally different from your 30. I know what you’re thinking: “everyone thinks they’re different slash special slash remarkable”. Well, my thirties are at least one of those things, I assure you. Let me break it down real quick:
I turned 30 this last September. I have 5 kids. I repeat: FIVE KIDS. That is not a typo. I had my eldest when I was 17 and then 4 more over the course of the next decade give or take a few years. My middle child has autism. I’m also divorced and making an attempt to date (we’ll touch on that later). I work full time in Los Angeles and spend about 5 hours a day commuting. Read More
If you’re reading this post then let me offer you congratulations, you successfully survived the holidays. You didn’t let your family, or your in-laws drive you stark raving mad, and while you may have self-medicated (no one ever did figure out where that extra bottle of wine disappeared to) you won’t hear any judging coming from me. A mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do!
Now that the unwrapping frenzy is over and the kids have already forgotten who gave them what gift, it’s time to get back to the normal life of being a mom. Read More