Seven Valentines That Will Get You in the Mood for Love

Ahhhhh, can you feel it? Love is in the air.Or perhaps that is the sickly sweet smell of grapes that your child left behind the sofa three weeks ago.….…….OK, that’s totally what it was.Moving on. Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, and if you’re anything like me, you want to celebrate your sweetie in a way that befits your one-of-a-kind love affair. I have created some Valentines to help you do just that.Enjoy....more

Your Toddler Doesn't Care If You're on Your Period

  Of all the character traits that don’t serve me well as a parent, my reluctance to take myself less seriously is probably the worst....more
IAMTHEMILK Blog Awwww, thank you! I am so bad about telling C to "respect" me too, and this is ...more

Parenthood: It Doesn't Get Easier

There is this interesting phenomena that occurs about six months into your stint as a parent....more
I love this! Nothing is ever easy, and when it comes to parenting everyone wants to claim the "I ...more

How New Years Resolutions Are Like Mammograms and Other Profound Observations

So I did some math this morning. Don't worry; I didn't sprain my brain too badly. I got out the ol' abacus AKA my fingers and determined that since it is now 2015 and I graduated from high school at the age of 18 in 2000, I have now been an adult for 15 years.Fifteen years. That's like a quarter of the shelf life of a box of Twinkies. My life and Twinkies are passing by before my very eyes....more

Why I'm Giving My Daughter Presence This Christmas

 “Mommy, put your phone down. Pway with me.”Those were the words that made me reassess who I am to my daughter....more

Take Your Turkey and Stuff It: Four Thanksgiving Foods That Should Be Banned

Here we find ourselves once again at the season of Thanksgiving. This week, we’ll travel to be with friends and family, count our blessings, watch football, and possibly most importantly, sit down at a table and eat a truly ungodly amount of food.Let’s talk about that food for a sec. Kaythanx.I’m risking being called out as the worst American since Benedict Arnold for the declaration I’m about to make, but blog traffic is always down around the holidays, so what they hay: I effing hate Thanksgiving food....more

Writing As Therapy

I know I said a couple weeks ago that I would be posting about cartoons on Mondays during November, but my heart’s not there today. Sorry, everyone who was looking forward to hearing me talk about the Bubble Guppies. Please accept this GIF of Wednesday Addams dancing as a token of my contrition....more

Strap In

Tonight I sat in the bathroom with Cee as she sat on her potty. We do this pretty much every day, although I’ll admit that my potty-training skills leave much to be desired over the weekends.We sat and we waited. And waited. And waited. After 25 minutes, we packed it in....more

Never Gonna Let You Down

I hate it when the Internet makes me think. What's even worse is when it makes me feel. This is what happened a couple of weeks ago. I was scrolling through Facebook when I came across a link with a Buzzfeedy vibe to it, boasting 27 facts that are sure to blow my mind. Ever the sucker for any article with an odd number assigned to it, I nibbled at the bait. Two weeks later, I don’t remember any of the facts that the article included in its rundown except one. ...more
Very nice posting!Happy Holidays!more

Why Peppa Pig Is My Homegirl

“I’m going to write a blog post about Peppa Pig. How should I even start?,” I asked B while we were out on an errand today.“Don’t gild the lily. Just say it’s the most awesome show ever made.”Go ahead and put your hyperbole goggles on ’cause imma bout to spray you with the spittle of truth:...more