Rule 16: Give Yourself the Little Blue Box

This is part of an ongoing series chronicling my attempts to regain a bit of my sense of self, and my sanity, by implementing Elizabeth Lyons’ 32 Rules that Sustain a (Mostly) Balanced Mom. Subscribe to my RSS feed to follow my experiment, and check out the rest of the posts in the series! I’ve mentioned more than […]

A WTF trip to the store with #iPPP

We don’t go to the grocery store as a family very often, but we needed a few things. Like milk. And M&Ms. Short trips like this also give us a chance to let the big girls walk and practice staying with us instead of running off in 20 different directions like feral cats desperately in […]

How I potty trained twins

I had a sudden realization the other day  — I didn’t pack any extra undies or shorts for the girls when we went out on an errand. And I didn’t care. “Um, I think the girls are potty trained,” I told my husband. Potty training is one of the most daunting parts of being a […]

An Attitude of Gratitude #18

Welcome to my Sunday Attitude of Gratitude! Read here to find out why I started this weekly gratitude post. If you have something you’re grateful for or something that made you happy, write a post or make a list and link up, or leave me a comment!   This week I was grateful for:   […]

Fighting the ridiculous fights

As she stands in the water table in her Tinkerbell panties and jammie top, frantically waving an orange toothbrush in the air, I think, “I should really make her get down before she inevitably falls and bashes her head on a rock.” And then I’d have to make the ever difficult decision of whether or not her gaping wound […]


I was uninspired to write a post commemorating my wedding anniversary this year. Nothing against my beloved on our special day; the words just weren’t coming to me. Which sucked, because I’ve done an anniversary post for the past 2 years that I’ve been blogging. Then Tuesday happened. I had serious issues with Tuesday. A […]

Everyone needs a ray of “snuhsine”

I have to tell you, I have some awesome readers. Y’all completely understood why I didn’t want to potty train my twins. You eased my embarassment when I interrupted my friends getting busy. And you assuaged my fears and uncertainties of moving my girls to a different preschool class. You rock. So today, this blog […]

An Attitude of Gratitude #17

Welcome to Attitude of Gratitude! If this is your first time stopping by, read why I started this weekly series. If you’d like to join in, make a list or write a post of what you’re grateful for, and link up!   This week I’m grateful for:   Pink cupcakes Homemade silly putty Zoe’s cute voice […]

Iowa Vacation with #iPPP

IOWA: THE HEARTLAND Where you can skinny dip with assisted melons: Visit an old fashioned pizza parlor: See a lot of windmills: View adorable photos from years past: Get dwarfed by some really big structures: And this: _____________________________________ Need to get your hair done? Today’s Juice in the City deal for the Austin area is […]