Sleepaway Camp Saga Continued Continued

This weekend I made another gruesome discovery. I was at the beach with my family, and after a day of sun and sand, I returned to the hotel to take a shower. I collected all my toiletries to bring into the bathroom, and it was then that I opened the soap case I'd previously packed … Continue reading Sleepaway Camp Saga Continued Continued

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When you send your kid to sleepaway camp, and he returns without any of his clothes. By @OneFunnyMotha

Sleepaway Camp Saga Continued

We never did hear from Crazy while he was at sleep away camp, but when I went to the camp to pick him up at the end of the two weeks, he was in fact still alive and quite happy. We loaded up his stuff and drove home with him telling me about all the … Continue reading Sleepaway Camp Saga Continued

When your kid goes MIA at Summer Sleepaway Camp

MIA at Summer Sleepaway Camp

So we sent Crazy to sleep-away camp a little over a week ago, and we've been without communication ever since. The kids weren't allowed to bring their cell phones, which I wholeheartedly endorsed and which enticed me to send him in the first place, but I figured during the two-weeks' time he was away he'd … Continue reading MIA at Summer Sleepaway Camp

How to travel with teens and STILL enjoy your vacation. I got all the travel tips to vastly improve your quality of life with kids while you're on vacation. @OneFunnyMotha

How to Travel with Teens & STILL Enjoy Your Vacation: Part II

With apartments in Rome and Venice secured, we were off to a good start. Of course your accommodations don't count for much if your kids decide to be whiney and generally unpleasant during your vacation. So the other tip I have for you to ensure a wonderful vacation with your offspring is to threaten their lives. I found that to be … Continue reading How to Travel with Teens & STILL Enjoy Your Vacation: Part II

On The Big Waste of Money That is a Backyard Playset

It's that time of year again, the time when hundred of thousands of parents across the nation will shell out their life savings for a backyard playset. I know. I was one of them. I don't know what came over me - pure, unbridled optimism; utter delusion; dementia - but there was a point not too long ago … Continue reading On The Big Waste of Money That is a Backyard Playset

20 things that are too hard for teenagers

20 Things That Are Too Hard for Teens

When our children arrive at the doorstep of teendom—becoming less children and more adults—we parents feel a tremendous burden lift from our hunched, tense shoulders and rejoice in having arrived at this final frontier, the homestretch, the last leg of the tour. We can see the finish line up ahead, almost within our reach. As our … Continue reading 20 Things That Are Too Hard for Teens

Push Presents given by husbands after childbirth are stupid. Yes, they are. Here's why. On @OneFunnyMotha

I’m Gonna Say It Push Presents Are Stupid

I can't even hold back on this one. The fact that this is even a thing irritates me. Perhaps what irritates me the most is the name. It's juvenile and belittling. Do people know what goes into creating and raising a human child? It's not something a pair of diamond earrings can equal. While I certainly … Continue reading I’m Gonna Say It Push Presents Are Stupid

20 things that are too hard for teenagers

Raising Teens is Hard

But apparently not as hard as being a teen. As my kids have gotten older and more independent, I expected life to get a bit easier. It turns out, though, all the things my kids so zealously wanted to attempt as toddlers and mastered as grader schoolers have now become too difficult for them to perform. It's a … Continue reading Raising Teens is Hard

kids doing chores

I Love to Make My Kids Do Chores

Isn't that why we have kids? To make them do all the chores we don't want to do? What other reason is there? I've been all for child labor ever since my kids could crawl. Too bad they didn't come up with those onesie mops you could stick your kid in to clean the floor when my kids were babies. I really … Continue reading I Love to Make My Kids Do Chores

Crack is Whack.

More Funny Search Terms and The Big Reveal

Notice anything different? This is my Big Reveal. I've been new and improved by Jen Kehl of Beyond Blog Design. I know the changes aren't drastic. They're subtle, which is not the way of the internets, but I like to do things the hard way. And subtle suits me. I'm not really that flashy. I've always gone against the stream, … Continue reading More Funny Search Terms and The Big Reveal