The last day of school means summer fun is on its way...right?! NO. It means I have to open my kids disgusting, smelly backpacks (because it's the end of the year and I haven't cleaned them out AT ALL, 'is this a cheese stick?!') and pull out the Mount Everest sized stack of papers that… Continue reading Last day of school *treasures*
It's 4:30am. I got kicked out of my bed by a little ninja leach (to clarify, the squirming 9 month old who won't sleep in his own crib and thinks I'm an all night milk bar...not my husband 😳). So I feel like this is the appropriate time to write a post like this. Since… Continue reading Dear kids, I don’t know if I will “miss this someday”…..
I ❤️ strawberry picking. Actually any picking for that matter. There's just something about paying more and doing the manual labor that makes the fruit taste that much better. JK. But really, there's nothing better than a sun ripened strawberry picked right off the vine. And I found the perfect day for it. Warm, sunny,… Continue reading My kids are full of surprises and strawberries (& a kick ass strawberry lemonade recipe)
With school almost out, I've been seeing a lot of blog posts and articles about 'the mom's guide to the best summer ever with your kids' or '101 awesome ways to enjoy your summer with your little Angels' Well, here's my take on that: 'A mom's guide to not losing her shit this summer' 1.… Continue reading A mom’s guide to not losing her shit this summer…
My husband recently had a "procedure" (insert air quotes and a dr evil voice) done and I have some thoughts on the process because when he talks about it, he seems to imply that it may be close to laboring a child and I want to punch him in his face and laugh in his… Continue reading My thoughts on a vasectomy…..
I made myself a mojito yesterday.... It was that kind of week where I actually felt the need to squish up fruit and alcohol together and start the weekend on a good note. Well, that and the giant mint patch that I have growing on my property whispered mojito as I walked by it. (When… Continue reading I wanted a mojito, so I made a mojito, a strawberry-blueberry mojito
Whenever we remodel or renovate a home, I try to envision myself living there...how I would intend to use each room, where I'd need more and less space, and where I'd be spending most of my time. I focus on the obvious spaces...the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, but always find myself drawn to those little forgotten… Continue reading My favorite room in the house: a laundry room makeover
Whoever said four kids is easy is either a.crazy b.the rarest of moms who has all her shit together or c.does not have four kids. My guess is it's the latter. One kid is life changing, two is enough for each hand, three...now you're outnumbered, so why is four labeled as 'less stressful.' Fuck that!… Continue reading Raising four kids is all unicorns and rainbows…or not (*disclaimer: do not read if you are pregnant with #4)
Ok, here goes...my first gardening is for everyone tutorial. It's gonna go great, or so I'm thinking in my head this morning as I am making breakfast (and by making breakfast, I mean pouring Rice Krispies in a bowl). All day long, I'm all happy while I get some paperwork done and hang with my… Continue reading Succulents, kids, and a crisis averted
So it's 8:30 am. My day is already fucked. I didn't wake up early. My animals are not fed and I can see them staring down towards the house with hate in their eyes. I didn't do any laundry this morning so I'll think about being behind all day. I've called all of my children… Continue reading World’s Best Mom