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What People Really Mean When They Say ‘Enjoy Every Moment’

The other day, I was in a restaurant with my family, when my three-year-old decided to act like a three-year-old. I’d like to blame fatigue, hunger or any other excuse you might be willing to buy, but the truth is, he was just being a ridiculous pain in the ass. To be fair, he has […]

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My Son’s Preschool Teacher Gave Me A Bag Of Crap

I’m a little over five years into my time as a mother, and yesterday I experienced another first—I unknowingly carried around a turd in a plastic bag. That’s right, a ball of shit in a plastic sack—I carried it around like a kitten in a basket. You may be asking yourself how something so absurd […]

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My Son Is Almost Three And Still Uses A Pacifier

My son will be three next month and he still uses a pacifier at night. He calls it his bink. I’d like to tell you that I don’t really care what anyone thinks about my son using a pacifier as a, nearly, three year old, but that’s not entirely true. The truth is, there is […]

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Dear Toddler, I Love You, But You Need To Chill

Hello My Little Sweet Potato, We need to talk. I know you’re going through some very important developmental milestones, but I have some concerns about your behavior, that I feel we should address. Last night you whipped your diaper off with such force that a nugget of poo flew across the room and struck me in the […]

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Why I Want To Hold On To The Toddler Years

“Mama, I want to snuggle you.” My toddler crawls into my lap. His head is hot from running and playing, and if I close my eyes and breathe deeply, I can almost smell the baby he was not so long ago. Moments like this leave my heart aching, knowing he will, one day, crawl down […]

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Toddler Hell: We Have Arrived

My toddler’s behavior is so ridiculous I’m seriously questioning my parenting strategy. The change in my son’s behavior has been so gradual I almost didn’t realize what was happening. I wrote it off as a bad day. I explained his emotional meltdowns as tiredness or hunger. I know how a guy can get when he […]

I Co-Sleep And I Don’t Feel Guilty About It

I slept with two men last night. To be fair, it’s not even my first time, I’ve done it many times before. I don’t normally talk about it, because everyone freaks out. I should clarify, I’m talking about my husband and my 2-year-old son. So, I guess only one man, technically speaking. The other one […]