NYE Kid mixers, Netflix saves the day and brings fun back to the parents! 

New Year’s Eve changes when you have kids. No more going out to fun places and watching the ball drop. No more watching the ball drop at all, actually, because you are asleep hours before it drops, unless you mean watching it via the variety of pre-recorded NYE countdowns that Netflix has to offer.  But Continue reading NYE Kid mixers, Netflix saves the day and brings fun back to the parents! 

Why Everyone Hates Creative Non-Fiction Writers

When you write creative non-fiction, people hate you. It is inevitable because your material is everything nobody wants discussed. Or just everything in life, in general. You bring real-life situations into a creative environment and share parts of your life that some people do not want shared. It brings agreements and disagreements, but at the Continue reading Why Everyone Hates Creative Non-Fiction Writers

When I prayed for a daughter, I didn’t realize she would be a sassy little fire cracker (just like her momma)!

I always wanted a daughter. I had a dream about her once, before I was pregnant with her. My husband and I were in bed. It was morning. There was a toddler with curly hair in our bed in just a diaper. She was giggling hysterically and hiding in our sheets demanding we play Peek-a-boo. Continue reading When I prayed for a daughter, I didn’t realize she would be a sassy little fire cracker (just like her momma)!

Being pregnant after having a miscarriage is terrifying (Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day)

For whatever reason, we are not supposed to talk about our failed pregnancies. But today, I will, for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, October 15, 2016. Being pregnant after having a miscarriage is terrifying. You worry. You worry every moment about everything. You worry about every test, every milestone, and your heart skips a Continue reading Being pregnant after having a miscarriage is terrifying (Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day)

The death of the RSVP and all remnants of kids birthday party etiquette 

I probably could have just titled this one: “WTF?!!” I think etiquette is something that we assume falls under common sense but I was definitely wrong. Today we are throwing my step-son an 11th birthday party at our local planetarium. It was one of few places left that aren’t lame in the eyes of these Continue reading The death of the RSVP and all remnants of kids birthday party etiquette