Pyjama Day!

I am always annoyed when the kids have to dress differently for school, it throws the morning into a frenzy! We just had Halloween costume day. Then the Remembrance Day assembly where they had to wear freshly pressed white dress shirts and black slacks. Oh and let's not forget school picture day.. seriously!! Pyjama day annoyed me just as much, but it was far easier than all the other "dress up" days and super cute. All I wanted was one picture of them looking at the camera and smiling in their … [Read more...]

He Is Not The Babysitter!

It’s been a busy couple of months, and I have spent more evenings away from the kids working on some outside projects. In fact, there have been a few days where I saw them off to school only to return and they’re already asleep. I know, I know… working moms rolling their eyes, this is your everyday; I commend you, I do. In most cases Award Winning Dad will care for the boys, which seems perfectly fine to me, you? Fine unless you ask our children’s grandparents, where the thought of my … [Read more...]

10 Things I Do Not Want To Share With My Kids

10. A toothbrush. For obvious reasons that includes everyone in the world 9. A drink of any kind. That cloudy stuff at the bottom of every bottle or glass they are using is backwash and I honestly would rather go to my grave dehydrated than share. 8. A bathroom. They’re boys and they’re disgusting. The toothpaste spit hardened on the counter and the urine drops around the toilet… no thanks 7. The first time drunk story… or any “first time” story for that matter. Nuff said. 6. Clothes. I have … [Read more...]

The Day The Coat Room Was Silenced

At my children’s school, pick up is usually in a coat room, outside of the classroom. Everyday moms, dads, grandparents, and nannies line up eagerly awaiting their child to be dismissed so they can move on with the rest of their day. It’s a rather loud hum of chatter in this waiting period since all the parents all chat with each other; “how is your little one’s cough?”, “I really like those mittens, where did you buy them?” “My daughter was up all night?” ,etc, etc. On this particular day … [Read more...]


Hello, it’s me.  I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet. Okay, no, that’s not true. I was trying to copy Adele’s Hello return which has the world doing back flips in joy, but I just sound creepy.  It’s been a while, six months to be exact, and a lot has happened. I am sure not as exciting as Adele’s hiatus, but enough for me to put life on hold. This happened, a little unexpectedly since we did not have plans to move but we knew the stars would never align this perfectly … [Read more...]

Taking My Son To A Public Bathroom In 34 Easy Steps

You know how much I loathe public bathrooms, and that’s just using them myself.  Add to this taking one of my kids to a public bathroom and things become very complicated. Therefore a set routine outlined below allows them to leave the house without fear of having to number one or two... okay a little fear but that’s mostly from me.   Sigh Ask “how badly do you need to go?” Sigh again when the response is always “so badly it’s gonna come out!” Remove all excess clothing, hat, … [Read more...]

Vacation Hangover

  I’m suffering from a vacation hangover. You know the kind. All the frenzy of getting ready for vacation; rushing around, packing, and tying up all the loose ends before we leave. When we finally met our destination I fell into the usual lazy vacation coma where that constant buzzing in my ear of “what’s next?, what’s next?, what’s next?” disappears. Even my small addictions are forgotten on vacation, adhering to the schedule, my phone, who’s brushed their teeth this morning.  I fell … [Read more...]

Couple Time For Couples With No Time

A year ago Award Winning Dad and I agreed to have one date night a month. To some it may seem like not enough, to others an “impossibility”. The goal was to try, and we did. January was cancelled because the kids were sick. February we went out twice (yippeeee!!!) to make up for the missed night in January, and come March our goal fell of the rails. Standing ovation to parents who make date night work, for us we have to improvise and as such I have some suggestions for you. Netflix: We can’t … [Read more...]

30 Things My Two Year Old Can Get Away With In Public

Pee his pants Pooping in his pants Smelling like poop and that’s okay Say he pooped to everyone in the room and everyone thinks he’s cute for doing so Wiping his nose with his sleeve Wiping his nose on my sleeve Falling asleep Pointing Pointing and laughing Undressing Crawling on the floor Crawling on the table Grabbing Poking Confidently walking around with marker, snot, food, etc. on his face Screaming Whispering Spitting out food he doesn’t like Announcing … [Read more...]

My Most Used Parenting Threats

If you don’t finish your dinner right now you’re going straight to bed. We both know I don’t have the heart to do this. I mean there have been times when the boys are too sleepy or sick to eat dinner, but to send them to bed hungry only to have them wake up in the middle of the night, stomp into our room, hover over us in our sleep to remind us of how hungry he is, oh hell no! On the other hand, with the picky eaters we have threatening them with bed in place of dinner would be an absolute … [Read more...]