That expression! "They grow up so fast; enjoy every minute!" Do I enjoy every minute? Of course not. No parent does. If they say yes, they're lying the biggest lie a person can make. I will never enjoy changing a diaper or cleaning up spilled meals (although I do have a perma-clean dining area floor … Continue reading I Can’t Wait For My Kids To “Grow Up So Fast” – Here Are My Top 10 Reasons Why
I've made a few mistakes as a parent so far - I mean, who hasn't? - but I feel like a biggie lately has been being out of touch with what a parent does nowadays. I'm not one to really spoil my kids, and I hate the whole "don't touch my precious snowflake" mentality, so … Continue reading Why I Can’t Make it as a Millennial Parent
How would I stack up? How would you stack up? A winning record? Losing? Would it change week to week? I think most parents rate their days subconsciously by comparing their daily wins versus losses. Was it mostly a good day if we had more wins? (Got the kids to eat their veggies and fruits, … Continue reading If Parenting Was a Win-Loss Record
Somehow, all of my close friends BK (code for "Before Kids") who have kids went back to work after three months. I am the only one of our group who's a stay-at-home mom! They often express amazement that I can get through a day with my kids at home. By myself. And I'm not crazy … Continue reading 5 Ways to Keep Your Sanity as a Stay-at-Home Parent
Have you read The Oatmeal comic's Minor Differences series? Not only will you be nodding your head vigorously when reading it, you'll be spitting all over your screen while you crack up. Go ahead, click the link ... I'll wait ... You're wiping your screen, right? In "line of work" I experience minor difference along … Continue reading Minor Differences: Father’s Parenting Versus Mother’s Parenting
Did you know there's a type of parent that's called "crunchy?" Crunchy as in "like a hippie," not crunchy as in crispy like a cracker. I only found out about two years ago that "crunchy mama" is an actual term, that it means someone who tries to raise their kid in a natural environment marked … Continue reading I Think I’m A Little Crunchy – Are You?
Ever since my four-year-old was around six months old, I've been wondering what my life will be like after I return to work (which will be when our youngest child starts kindergarten, which is full day in our district). Being a stay-at-home-mom is great - like herding the most adorable cats in the world - … Continue reading Working on Work After (Staying Home With) Kids – First Steps!
This past weekend I posted about achieving life goals before having kids, and it ties into thoughts I've had recently (no, pretty much over the past nearly-four years since I became a mom) about my life Before Kids (B.K.) versus After Kids (A.K.). I know why I can't get as much done nowadays - we … Continue reading A Day In The Life – Before Kids and After Kids
We all have bucket lists, right? You know, that laundry list of places you want to visit and accomplishments you want to check off. Me? I have a semi-long list, and it's no joke. It's a paper list, a mental list - hell, there's probably even a file on my computer with a list on … Continue reading Why Didn’t I Achieve My Life Goals Before I Had Kids?
I promise this will be last poop-centric post, honestly. (Nahhh, I'm not promising anything ... my 18mo is just getting to the point where she says "butt" when I ask her if she pooped ... so I'm guessing there's more fun in this vein to come!) Let's be serious, fellow parents: we're always a bit obsessed … Continue reading You Know You’re a Mom When YOU’RE Obsessed With Poop – Your Kid’s Poop!