sometimes I get it wrong

Newsflash: I am not perfect. We all have our children’s best interests at heart, but sometimes we lose sight of our sanity. Recently I swallowed¬†my pride after a series of small bad decisions left me with one unhappy 6-year-old (Zoe) and a¬†huge case of sensory overload (me). Zoe’s been taking gymnastics for about a year. […]

Dinner time: a liveblogging adventure

I’m a big believer in dinner prep TV time. Judge alllllll you want, with your children who want to help you cook or set the table or make tiny Brawny swans for a centerpiece. My children? They have good intentions. To drive me crazy one dinner at a time. Last night we had exhausted our […]

The shearing

There comes a time in every young girl’s life when she must do something drastic. She needs to show her independence. Fight the power. Give a big ole middle finger to The Man. Except when you’re three, and The Man is The Mom, and that Thing You Must Do is to take a pair of […]

And then the circus came to town

I had a plan. Today I was totally going to write about how the TigerCat had been gone for a week, and right when I started like feeling some feelings and stuff, I finally discovered he had taken up residence in the backyard of an elderly couple a block over. Then I was going to […]

Whose birthday is it? Suge Knight’s birthday.

Christian and I used to be huge fans of Reno 911. So really, this conversation was the natural progression of things. Scene: The grocery store. Passing the bakery to be exact. And the cakes, oh, the delectable cakes. The players: Mom (played by myself, looking refreshed and young, as always); three inquisitive children (played by […]

And that’s when I knew it was time to hide the plungers

Ever since we converted the girls to toddler beds, the mornings have sucked big time. They wake up mega early, get out of bed, and immediately commence the yelling and shenanigans. It’s usually all in good fun, but there really is no good fun to be had at 6:15 in the morning for the over […]

Toddler Smackdown: Costco Style

Like any good smackdown, it happened on a Wednesday. Let me tell you something about Zoe. This girl is a charmer. At home? Total terror. In public? Instant sweetheart, people magnet, and reason women say their ovaries are exploding. Strangers flock to her like moths to a flame. bees to honey, Kardashians to a flashbulb. […]

Four requirements?

There’s nothing like a new year coming up to give us all the feeling of renewal. A fresh start. Another chance to do things right. I admit, I’m a resolution person. I don’t see the harm in setting a few goals for yourself, and what better time to hit the start button on your new […]

A Christmas mixup

Last week my family came from Dallas to visit for a little pre Christmas celebration. We opened gifts, had a marvelous Christmas dinner {cooked by ME}, and went downtown to view the huge tree of lights at Zilker Park, where we promptly froze our asses off and barely stayed long enough to snap a photo […]