I Did One DIY Project For Easter. One. Not Twelve. Not Twenty. Just One.

And even then, it nearly killed me. I don’t mean that it was dangerous or wracked with mishap that could have severed my head or anything. I mean I hated … Continue reading I Did One DIY Project For Easter. One. Not Twelve. Not Twenty. Just One.

I Am – At My Core – A Sanctimommy.

Opinions are like assholes. Everybody’s got one. I’ve said many versions of that over the course of the years writing on this blog. And in life, in general. It’s probably … Continue reading I Am – At My Core – A Sanctimommy.

I Used To Think I Knew Everything About Being A Parent. I Was Wrong.

This is a lesson I continue to learn, still, after all these years. I used to think I knew everything about being a parent. I was wrong. While I went … Continue reading I Used To Think I Knew Everything About Being A Parent. I Was Wrong.

My Child-Rearing Philosophy Is Simple.

Or is it? I grapple with this myself on the regular. My philosophy as a parent in theory is really, and truly, very simple: don’t raise assholes. As I said, … Continue reading My Child-Rearing Philosophy Is Simple.

(3 Things You Can’t Say To Me, 1 Thing You Can) On the Topic Of Homeschooling

Summer is upon us, which means everyone with an asshole and an opinion wants to tell me what I should be doing with my family come next fall. My 11 … Continue reading (3 Things You Can’t Say To Me, 1 Thing You Can) On the Topic Of Homeschooling

By Now, I Should Know Better Than To Leave The House When I’m Crabby

I woke up this morning in a bad mood. That’s actually a slight understatement, actually. I was so angry in the general sense that I continually thought to myself: “geez, … Continue reading By Now, I Should Know Better Than To Leave The House When I’m Crabby

My Maternal Instinct Has No Kill Switch

My mother used to tell me that “they say once you have kids, your maternal instinct never goes away.” I suppose this could help to explain why a lot of … Continue reading My Maternal Instinct Has No Kill Switch

Five Steps To Purge Your Kids’ Toy Stash

We have a lot going on right now. Among those things is our move to a bigger home, and moving my 71 year old father out of his home and … Continue reading Five Steps To Purge Your Kids’ Toy Stash