An Open Letter to My Sons About Peeing in the Toilet

To My Dear Sons, I love you more than my own life. There’s probably not much I wouldn’t do for you, including giving you that last bite of my ice cream. I mean…if I’m stupid enough to eat something yummy in your presence instead of hiding behind the bathroom door like any sane mom would […] ...more

Why kids hate musical chairs

I am excited to welcome back Jenny Kanevsky to Ripped Jeans and Bifocals....more

10 bits of unsolicited advice from a self-proclaimed know-it-all

I am a big fan of giving unsolicited advice. Others may not be big fans of it, but that’s okay. I have strong opinions and I’m often compelled to share them, even when people wish I wouldn’t ....more

Yes, my kids are real brothers. Really.

Two out of three kids are adopted. At least that’s how it works in our family. We didn’t plan it that way… that’s just how it worked out ....more

Blogging Sisterhood

I was eating my lunch last week (very unhealthy splurge of Taco Bell that I’m still regretting) and playing with my phone when I saw a message come through from my friend Bev. She tagged me in a post about “blogging sisterhood.” I...more

Why Our Kids Don’t Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day

My kid came home from school and asked me if “The Leprechaun” was going to come to our house and bring him chocolate coins. Really? That’s a thing now? ...more

Back of the Drawer Undies

Today’s “he said-she said” guest is Alyssa from the blog “Babies, Bloodhounds and Booze, Oh My.”...more

Why You Should Listen To Your Mother

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard “mama knows best,” or “just listen to your mother,” well…that would be a lotta dollar bills. Like a stripper after a really good night where there were oodles of bachelor parties. That’s a...more

5 Tips for Fun Family Trips

Thank you Carefree RV Resorts for sponsoring today’s post and giving me the opportunity to vacation in CA, TX and FL with their Lifestyle Program! It’s March and according to my Facebook newsfeed, much of the country is suffering from so-over-the-snow-itis and going stir cray cray crazy from being cooped up with the kids who […] ...more

How To Make Perfect Bacon In Your Oven

I am switching it up a little bit this week, people. It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a recipe. Before you get too completely excited (or freaked out), I’m not actually posting a recipe today…I’m calling this one a kitchen hack ....more