• Confess the Mess,  Mama Drama

    “Patience Iago”

    You can do it, I know. Zip your coat, buckle your seat belt, brush your teeth, wash yourself, go through every item you own twice to pick out the perfect outfit (a rainbow leotard over leopard stockings with jean shorts, a purple cardigan and polka dot rain boots), you can do it all! Mommy believes in you 🙂 But, what happens when I need it done in less than 20 minutes? What happens when your sister needs to be to gymnastics at 4 and your brother basketball practice at, well would you look at that, he needs to be there at 4 too, and I need to shop for dinner…

  • Manage the Mess,  Uncategorized

    A Parenting Gem (The Only Piece of Advice You’ll Ever Need)

    Are you ready? This is parenting gold right here, so listen close! The only piece of parenting advice, I guarantee, you’ll ever need is this, “Stop listening to anyone but your own intuition” Your inner guidance system will never steer you wrong. All the advice you’ll ever need is sitting right there in your gut and, if you pay attention, your children will be better teachers than any suzy homemaker/mother expert you’ll ever meet. A lot of people will argue that parenting is so hard because there’s no instructions, but our kids are walking manuals. There may not be anything that makes parenting easier but if you follow their lead…

  • Manage the Mess

    Start The Day With Positivity

    I keep my phone next to my bed, because it serves double duty as my alarm clock. I would otherwise keep it in another room; I like to keep my bedroom as an electronic free zone. As soon as I wake up to check the time, though, like an addict who needs a fix, I immediately pull up my browser and begin scrolling through my feed. It doesn’t take very long to come across something depressing and boom my day has begun; as sensitive as I am I should know better. So, I decided to make a commitment to myself and this #MessifulMonday I’m gonna #managethemess. I bought these cute…

  • Manage the Mess

    The Perfect Mother’s Mistakes

    After getting the kids down and the house picked up I slid into my covers. After a few minutes of looking at my eyelids I could tell sleep would not be coming easy. Then events of the day started filling my thoughts. Every interaction flashed across my mind as if I was watching several short movie clips. The first was a scene starring me as Cruella De Vil. I went completely berserk over a few unrinsed dishes the hubbs left in the sink that morning. The next was of me talking to my mother on the phone and completely losing my cool over a silly situation. One that was most…

  • Dish Towel Diaries,  Uncategorized

    9am Pancakes

    Dear Dish Towel,   Don’t these look delicious, all golden and fluffy? Well tell that to my kids, because if I make these bad boys before 9 am they simply do not get eaten. Isn’t feeding your child breakfast the epitome of being a “good mom”?! How can I send them on the bus without a full belly? Why won’t they eat?! I’ll tell you why, it’s too damn early!   If you haven’t guessed here’s where I go on a simple side rant. There’s nothing wrong with getting up early, if everything is all in tune within our bodies our internal clock will actually get us up right alongside the…

  • Featured,  Manage the Mess

    4 Ways To Take Your “Me-Time” Like A Boss

    If you’re anything like me, taking time for yourself can feel a bit unnatural and awkward when you’re used to occupying the last spot on the to-do list, that is, assuming you’ve even made it on. You’re gonna need to push past all that uncomfortable, though, because today I’m not just gonna tell you to pencil yourself in I’m gonna make sure you know 4 ways to do take your “Me-Time” like a BOSS! DRESS UP Okay so dress up for me means nixing my yoga pants for actual jeans and throwing my “nice” sweat jacket over my milk stained tank top (because the baby cried as I left and I…

  • Confess the Mess,  Featured,  Mama Drama,  Uncategorized

    “I’ve Got Glitter In My Panties” And 6 Other Phrases That Don’t Mean What You Think They Do

    “I’ve got glitter in my panties!” No, there was not a party in my pants, although, that would have made for an amusing story 10 years ago. No, there was a crafting extravaganza that went south paw and once the girls were done hashing it out, over who’s pony picture had the prettier applique of sparkle, somehow I ended up wearing the aftermath in my underwear. “I slept like a baby” I slept like MY baby; who doesn’t quite sleep at all but rather, is sound for about an hour then begins to yell, not scream, not cry, yell, something like a donkey, until he grapples my breast into submission…

  • Uncategorized

    And This Is Why I Push Myself

    The winter blues have been hitting me pretty hard these last several weeks, pretty much everything I do I’m pushing myself. I even have a tattoo of the word “PUSH”, in a place too private for a picture mind you. 😉 I try my best to live in the flow of life but the way my moods are set up sometimes that’s just not where I find myself. One thing I know, though, is that if I don’t push myself I miss out on the moments with my kids that are the most precious. I almost took the cop out and just let their dad take them so I could…

  • Manage the Mess

    I Don’t Care If My Daughters Are Hungry (or my sons for that matter)

    If you’re a mama who has managed to keep your kitchen from becoming a revolving snack shop, when your home with the kids, I take my dish towel off to you . I feel pretty silly that it’s taken me this long to figure it out, but my kids are never really hungry.  WAIT, before you offer a rebuttal, hear me out. I grew up with a single mom who worked her butt off to support me and my brothers, and even with all the hours she put in it she still struggled and there were times when there wasn’t a whole lot to eat; I developed some pretty serious insecurities…

  • Mama Says...

    HDH #7 No More Soggy Salad

    Didn’t finish all the salad greens with dinner? Save them from sog by placing a paper towel in with the left overs. It will absorb moisture and slow the wilting process. *Note: This will only slow wilting. In addition, keep greens in an airtight container and keep separate from the rest of the salad ingredients, until ready to serve, for maximum freshness.

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