Tag: Family

RANT: Make the Call

Hold on as I grab my megaphone and step up on my soapbox, because I can’t contain myself any longer. What in the actual fuck is going on in the United States right now? Can someone please explain to me how it’s humane to separate children from their parents for crossing the border illegally? I

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Real Talk: Being a (Step) Mama

Like I’m said before in my intro, I’m a (step) mama to two awesome kiddos. There is this huge taboo thing surrounded with step parenting and being a stepmom. No one wants to talk about it and everyone thinks that me and bio mom must hate each other’s guts. Well, ya’ll are all wrong there

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Book Review: Girl, Wash Your Face

I am not a “reader” – if you give me the choice between sitting on the couch all day (re)watching old episodes of The Challenge, or picking up a new book, I’ll pick TV 9 times out of 10. I try to push myself to read more, but as a visual person, reading doesn’t always

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Overpacker’s Anonymous

Lately, it seems as though I’ve been traveling a lot, which is very out of the ordinary for this small town girl. And by small town, I mean, a girl that lives in the suburbs of Metro-Detroit where there’s a Tim Horton’s about every mile and a half. So, make whatever you will with that.

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Dividing Attention :: Not Time

I was having a conversation with a good friend of mine the other day about seeing other Mom’s doing “all the things” — like literally they seem to have their hand in just about everything. I couldn’t wrap my head around it. I told her, “I just don’t get it. HOW do they do it?

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The Power of Naps

I come from a long line of serial nappers. It’s somewhere in our genes. I love a good nap, if it’s done right. So, in preparation for your weekend, here’s my tried and true list of nap rules. Comfort is key. Find a comfy spot, it doesn’t have to be a bed, really, it shouldn’t be

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Bring it on Summer Break

How many mamas are super stoked about summer break being around the corner? Who is ALSO excited for the all day-every day bickering, whining, complaining there is nothing to do, and the sudden need to eat every 3.5 seconds?! Yeah, me neither. BUT what I’m really excited for is to cross things off of our

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