Have you ever done something that you thought was a SUPER WONDERFUL IDEA only to later see that same SUPER WONDERFUL IDEA as proof there’s something wrong with your brain? See, we’ve been going through an extremely stressful few months around here trying to sell our house and buy one at the same time. Trying to bid […]Read More Pillow Feathers and Turds and Dogs With Rebellious Ears
It’s been one of those weeks with kids where, despite all our good intentions, we ended up eating way too many tacos and frozen pizzas. You know how it is…. I kept meaning to make beef slow-cooker stew, but kept forgetting to pull steak out of our freezer because our two-year-old daughter, Bridget, has been waking up around 3:45 […]Read More Wonder Woman Goes Rogue In a World Of Evil Monkeys
So we’ve had Douglas the chihuahua/terrier/something for about a week now and I have to tell you, he’s driving me nuts. Don’t get me wrong. He IS sweet and adorable and will cuddle up to you at night and really, really means well, but I’m having a rough time with his berserker dog energies. I’m beyond certain this […]Read More Where I Sick My Toddler on Our Obnoxious Dog
The dining room chair shoved in front of the stove should’ve been my first clue. I kept staring at this inconsistency while sipping my coffee, but nothing else was amiss. My kids had used this maneuver to pilfer the cabinets before, but they were always sloppy about it. Cabinets were left hanging open and food scattered everywhere, like raccoons […]Read More The Great Chocolate Caper
As anyone who follows my blog probably knows, I like to talk about the funny side of raising kids. That’s why I started it: I want to remember these wonderful things, years from now, after sleep deprivation and everyday life would’ve made me forget. Plus, in a world of constant political debate, I figure the hilarity of […]Read More What Do Our Family Values Really Mean?
So you may have caught on from earlier posts that I’m generally a cat person. Cats just make sense to me: they’re calm, dignified and will cuddle you while you’re reading a book or watching a movie. Dogs, on the other hand, can stress me out. They have all this jumpy energy and need constant validation. But a crazy thing […]Read More When Cat People Bring a Dog Home
I’ve been a total blogging slacker, because I’m posting writing challenges back to back. I promise everyone yet another riveting episode of middle-class suburban family life real soon. In the meantime, I have another installment of the Monday Motivations challenge from the esthernewtonblog. This week’s challenge was to write a flash fiction piece of between 50-100 words which somewhere […]Read More Monday Motivations Challenge: Stop what you’re doing, now!
Hey everyone! Just found out about the Monday Motivations challenge from the esthernewtonblog. You write a flash fiction piece of between 50-100 words which includes an assigned line. This week’s is “It was over.” Fun, right? A chance to flex your fiction muscle. Go check it out if you want to play! Here’s my entry: […]Read More Monday Motivations Challenge: It was over
I don’t know if people without children believe parents think all kids are adorable, but deep down, we really don’t. Like this weekend when we took our kids to Fairytale Town in Sacramento. It’s a cute toddler theme park based on fairytales, with a King Arthur castle in the middle and several tiny bridges around its make-believe moat. […]Read More My Daughter Falls for Her First Obnoxious Punk
Hello everyone, hope you guys all had a great Labor Day weekend! We spent ours cold chillin’ in middle-class suburbia, wearing our gangsta yoga pants and showing our house to potential buyers. A couple deals have fallen through, the new school year is upon us, and it looks like we may be staying here for […]Read More 7 Dark Confessions of a Suburban Momma