The Hairy Nipple Incident: Trying to parent with a straight face.

Let me begin by explaining a few important contributing factors to The Hairy Nipple Incident. 1. I am a nurse. Because of this my son is well versed in anatomy. 2. My son enjoys arguing. Especially when it is an argument he knows he can win. 3. My son is 6-years old and 6-year olds … Continue reading The Hairy Nipple Incident: Trying to parent with a straight face.

Crockpot Bacon, Sausage, Kale Soup: The kale makes it healthy. 

Cooking is a coping skill of mine. It works out well for me because I end up with food. I by no means am an expert chef. I cook what I like and hope that others can tolerate/enjoy it too. My first venture at sharing a recipe is what we refer to in our home … Continue reading Crockpot Bacon, Sausage, Kale Soup: The kale makes it healthy. 

The Ultimate “Me Time”: A Kid Free Vacation

Parenting by definition is stressful. Constantly being subjected to the energy sucking nature of kids takes a toll mentally, physically, and emotionally. There reaches a point where you have to make a choice. You have to choose your own well-being above all. For any parent this is by no means an easy task… but it … Continue reading The Ultimate “Me Time”: A Kid Free Vacation

No need to sugarcoat: Advocating for straight talk with your kids. 

This is one of the parts of parenting that I typically get judged pretty hard for. I find no logical reason to not be straight forward with my children. No one in the world is going to placate my children or keep their world in isolated perfection. The more honest and open I can be … Continue reading No need to sugarcoat: Advocating for straight talk with your kids. 

Our crap filled Saturday night: A humorous take on septic back-up. 

It was a long and busy Saturday with my little family.   My husband and I were spent and so were the rugrats.  I put together a gourmet dinner of leftovers and then tossed all three kids into the tub.    The kiddos were having a good time in the tub.  This included draining and … Continue reading Our crap filled Saturday night: A humorous take on septic back-up. 

Stealing time: Creating a break. 

I should be putting away laundry.   I really need to clean the kitchen. The vacuum needs attention.  There is an unidentified smell in the family room.   But for a moment, I don't care.  Right now I'm enjoying a moment. A little stolen moment where I can sit and do nothing. Currently I am … Continue reading Stealing time: Creating a break. 

My kids are walking birth control. 

C1 (5-year old boy) and C2 (3-year old girl) had been picking at each other all day.  The amount of tattling, screaming, and general asshole behavior was getting at my last nerve.  This irritating behavior had escalated to a full-blown game of "bitch, slap, whine, repeat".  I was exhausted. I had the brilliant (you know if I describe myself … Continue reading My kids are walking birth control.