25 Gifts My Kid Won't be Getting for Christmas This Year (Or Ever). She only has herself to blame. She wrote a crazy Christmas List and Santa don't play that.

25 Gifts My Kid Won’t be Getting for Christmas This Year (Or Ever)

Kids can be a little crazy. And Christmastime brings out the craziest of their tendencies. They think sky's the limit when it comes to their Christmas list. They're sure Santa has deep pockets.  Well, I had to put a stop to that. Pronto. I mean I don't mind them asking for some fantasy items, but when their … Continue reading 25 Gifts My Kid Won’t be Getting for Christmas This Year (Or Ever)

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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

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

25 Reasons I Quit My Job (as a Parent)

Have you ever had a job where your boss was an ego-centric, power-hungry megalomaniac? Just a cruel tyrant who had no compassion or regard for others? He would call you any hour of the day or night and expect you to jump at his every request? She pitched a fit whenever she didn't get what she wanted? He … Continue reading 25 Reasons I Quit My Job (as a Parent)

Funny Tweets on Kids #563

I'm doing Tweetpeat Tuesday on Wednesday. Because I can. First rule of Blog Club is there are no rules in Blog Club. Ok? You can do whatever the hell you want. Which is kind of why I like the internets. Who wants to be hemmed in by rules? But we have a lot of ground to cover … Continue reading Funny Tweets on Kids #563

How I Feel

I'm off my regularly scheduled programing, but I just couldn't do it this week. I've been fighting off depression. Yesterday morning I woke up and cried. This is the kids' last week of school, but I wasn't crying for them. I was crying for me. I'm overwhelmed and in a panic. It's been all half … Continue reading How I Feel

Word to Your Motha: I’m Gonna Kill Him

  Ok, so that's more of a phrase than a word. Don't hassle me. I already have kids for that. As usual I have no words for today, BUT I did have many, many words on Facebook yesterday so I took a screen shot to post here. Again, don't hassle me. There's nothing you can say … Continue reading Word to Your Motha: I’m Gonna Kill Him

Day in the Life

This morning I'm up at 6:45 for my son's annual cardiologist's appointment scheduled for 9:00 a.m., which suggests I have ample time, but after preparing the kids breakfast (frozen waffles), checking in on the blog and returning emails (first order of business), loading the dishwasher, listening to a snippet of news regarding Sheryl Sandberg and doing a quick wipe down of the bathroom because I … Continue reading Day in the Life

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Tooth Fairy

I don’t know what’s up with the Tooth Fairy these days. She must be sitting down on the job or something because on numerous occasions and for both my children she has forgotten to drop in, collect the tooth and leave some cold, hard cash behind. My kids are so used to it by now, … Continue reading The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Tooth Fairy