Posts tagged "toddlers"

I hate bubbles

I hate bubbles
I will say it over and over. I will scream it at the top of my lungs. I hate bubbles! I know, I’m the meanest person ever. A Debbie Downer. The Joan Crawford of bubbles. Bubbles. They seem innocent enough. What kid doesn’t love them? This kid! As in me. The mom. The mom who... Read more »

Making Daycare Drop Off Easier-The Next Olympic Sport

Making Daycare Drop Off Easier-The Next Olympic Sport
I’m tired. I’m stressed. I’m wound up like a top. And it’s only 7:00am. In 20 minutes hell begins. Daycare Drop Off. It’s day 7 at my son’s new school. What we thought was going to be this great experience for him has backfired like a bad played joke. Well, at least the drop off... Read more »

10 Things PMS and Toddlers Have in Common

10 Things PMS and Toddlers Have in Common
As I’ve gotten older my PMS has worsened. Ever since I gave birth to my son,  it has turned monstrous. Horrible. Hormones. I know my partner just loves dealing with me. It’s hard. About as hard as dealing with our toddler. A 40 something toddler and an actual toddler. Is there much of a difference?... Read more »
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National Dog Bite Prevention Week-Keeping Our Children Safe

National Dog Bite Prevention Week-Keeping Our Children Safe
National Dog Bite Prevention Week takes place during the third full week of May each year, and focuses on educating people about preventing dog bites. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), “with an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. households, millions of people, most of them children, are bitten by... Read more »

Children...The Ultimate Karma

Children...The Ultimate Karma
Recently I had an awkward moment with a patron in a restaurant. You know that moment when your kid is having a meltdown and you look up and some asshole is shaking his head at you and mumbling to his partner about how awful your kid is? Awkward because I let him know right back... Read more »

It's All Fun and Games Until Mommy Has a Hangover

It's All Fun and Games Until Mommy Has a Hangover
I used to be able to drink. Drink with the best. Keep up. In my college days, I could out tequila the soccer team. True story. At 41, I can barely drink a margarita. I’m a light weight. I had the pleasure of attending a 50th birthday party over the weekend for a cousin on... Read more »
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Ten Ways To Piss Off a Toddler

Ten Ways To Piss Off a Toddler
My son will be two in July. He’s at that stage where he’s on the brink of holding a full blown conversation with us but not yet quite ready. Communicating with him can be pretty difficult. At times, my frustration reaches a level that is hard to come back from. I can only imagine how... Read more »

Sometimes Being a Mom Sucks

Sometimes Being a Mom Sucks
Disclaimer: I love my son. He is my entire world. He is a miracle and a blessing and I am thankful everyday for him but…. I’m going to just put this out here. Sometimes being a mom sucks. Like sucks balls. Completely sucks ass. Just sucks. It does. Don’t lie. Raise your hands in the... Read more »

First Haircut Heartbreak

First Haircut Heartbreak
The time had finally come. We couldn’t put it off any longer. It was time for my son’s first haircut. I kept delaying the inevitable. Partially because I didn’t want to let go.  Let go of the baby. But mostly because we knew he was going to be a royal a-hole for it. After  the... Read more »
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A Look at My Current Parenting Self: I'm Still Kind of an A-Hole

A Look at My Current Parenting Self: I'm Still Kind of an A-Hole
I recently came across an article titled A Letter to My Pre-Parenting Self: “You’re Kind of an A-Hole”.  The author, who is now a mom, basically wrote herself an “I told you so” letter. It hit me right here. You see, I could have totally written that letter. I was a pre-parenting asshole.  I was... Read more »