10 things I wouldn't know if I was actually as old as I feel

Twice in the last few months I have had life slap me right upside the head with a reality of  how old I really am. You’re only as old as you feel. That’s accurate as long as no one tells me that Ian Ziering just turned 50 or if the movie ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ was a person,... Read more »

The 6 Most Disgusting Things Your Kids Will Unleash Upon You

Kids are gross. I can’t think of a nicer way to say it. Yes, they are adorable and they will light up your world with a love that can’t accurately be put into words, but they also up the ick-factor…by like A LOT. // What kind of friend would I be if I didn’t make... Read more »

My biggest parenting regret is hiding from the camera

Live your life with no regrets or so they say. Yeah yeah yeah, tell that to the guy with the “no regerts” tattoo. Of course it’s a beautiful idea, in theory. Who wouldn’t want to look back on their lives and say they regretted nada? Unfortunately, it’s probably safe to say most of us regret something.... Read more »

The Duggar's 7 Rules for Dating: It's so wrong, it's right

I’m no stranger to talking about the Duggar Family. While some of you might think they are straight off their rocker, I sing a bit of a different tune. Love them or hate them, you have to admit they might be parenting geniuses. Hot off the press! My friend just sent me a link to the... Read more »

St. Baldrick's means more than just shaving your head

Shaving my baby’s head in solidarity and to raise money for pediatric cancer research, has changed my life in more ways than I imagined. It’s pretty remarkable all the thoughts and emotions that have raced through my mind in a mere 72 hours. They say you can’t really judge someone, unless you’ve walked a mile... Read more »

A Job Description for Motherhood

I often say that I wish there was a hormone that was released into your body ONLY when you were mentally/emotionally capable of having a child. I’m not entirely certain that *I* would have released said hormone, but I’d like to think I am one step closer than some people I’ve witnessed popping out kids... Read more »

I take the "guilt" right out of "guilty pleasures"

Never in the history of my Tot Wrangling shenanigans has there been a more perfect thing for me to write about.  Tonight, the Blogapalooza challenge is to: Write a post passionately defending your guilty pleasure(s). For those that don’t know, Blogapalooza is a writing challenge given by our trusty manager at ChicagoNow, where we are given a... Read more »

An Ode to My Scale: Goodbye Old Friend

I bought a new scale. Why am I bothering to announce such a trivial purchase? It’s because I’m convinced the one I own is broken. STUCK. DOESN’T WORK. It’s evidence that Newton is a liar because it’s only going up and NOT coming down.  Inertia schmanertia. So, I’m taking to the masses to confirm that... Read more »

My email inbox doesn't know me at all

So exciting!! I'm sure my husband will be thrilled that I've freed up some room in our dating site budget!
I feel as though I’ve taken this platform Dear Diary Blog to air my grievances about this, that, and the other. 9 times out of 10, someone reading this can identify. Which makes me feel better and results in my perpetual need to come back and do it again. I like to feel loved, I’m needy like... Read more »

5 embarrassingly daunting Mom duties

Ah, motherhood. Equal parts rewarding and exhausting, isn’t it?  I’m only five short years into this Motherhood gig and everyday I’m learning something new about myself. Being a parent can be a pretty eye opening experience, especially if you choose to embrace the journey to self awareness. The act of becoming more self aware has... Read more »