To the normal mother.....

I get asked almost weekly how I do it all? How I handle the pressures of raising 4 little boys? How I am a supermom? I really honestly feel like people think that we are perfect. That my house is spotless and we go through the day with no yelling and end the night singing kumbaya around a fire roasting marshmallows (organic if that is possible because we would never feed our kids junk, geesh) then we all tuck into bed and sleep a full nights sleep with no interruptions and wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed ready to take on a full day! Rinse, lather, repeat....more

My Take on Bullying....

  Sadly our first instance of bullying came for Vincent at age 2 (YES, 2!!)                                          He was bullied by two older boys. It was on our own home turf in our back yard. The older boys were up in our playhouse and Vincent was standing in the yard....more

Making Mommy Friends....

I have been at this mommy game for a few years now. Making mommy friends was seriously something that terrified me at first. I was so nervous about being judged and also bringing others I don't know into my family! But after a few years I realized that, if someone judges me or is mean, I do not have to be friends with them. There are so many mommas out there and you will find GOOD friends, there are lots of choices, so do not give up if you are in a friend finding rut!...more

Interview: "Beverly Hills Nannies" Kristin Spills The Beans

 If you've read my blog, you know that I am obsessed with the new reality series Beverly Hills Nannies. So obsessed, in fact, that they totally rank up there with my Real Housewives addiction. HUGE!...more

Being a Mom Makes Me Stronger!

I must say I love every single thing that comes along with being a mom. Being a mom opens you up. I am so much more open than I ever was. I am more understanding, patient (I have to work on that daily!) and loving. But it also creates a more critical person as well. I have no tolerance for nonsense. It sounds like a huge contradiction saying I am more understanding but have no tolerance. I think I have just grown past all the BS and know what I want from life and what I want for my children, so I cannot handle drama or immaturity....more
@alliedarr rock on mama!!more

Date Night "Rule" I Refuse To Follow....

I always hear and read a rule that if you are ever on a date night with your husband that you should not talk about your kids?  I have to whole heartedly disagree with that. There is not one moment that I do not think about my children, as I am sure all of us feel that way. I am not me without them. Just like I am not me with my husband. We all go hand in hand. That is why I get so annoyed when people say "never talk about kids on date nights!". I just do not get it....more

Tips for Making It Through Mass with Kids

You always see families with perfect kids in church and you wonder to yourself "How did they get them to behave like that?" I must say every once in awhile we are THAT family, but more times than not our kids have their issues with sitting through mass. Taking your little ones to church was always something I was very nervous about before we had kids! I converted to being Catholic during my pregnancy with Vincent, so I was brand spanking new to the church, just as Vincent was. I was always nervous of what he would act like, or what I would do if they had a melt down in the middle of mass. It was very terrifying because you feel like ALL eyes are on you when you have kids, and I must say that once we had Vincent and got into the groove of things, it got easier....more
Thank you for this.  I have three kiddos, 2, 4 and 10 that I try to take to Mass each weekend.  ...more

Fudge Recipes x3!

 First off...Let's just start referring to me as Betty...Betty Crocker, that is! I have been super busy in the kitchen preparing lots of goodies...I cannot expre...more

My Take: Unwanted Advice!

The minute you become pregnant,There are a few things that are ahead…the obvious weight gain and growing belly…And the UNWANTED ADVICE GIVERS… The floodgates open the minute you announce your pregnancy and they come at high speed…....more