This was a hard post to write for many reasons

This was a hard post to write for many reasons

I’m scared to talk about this subject here. Really scared to even mention it. It’s so heated and honestly I don’t want to add any fuel to the fire because here’s the thing, I get both sides of the argument. There are so many other topics that I don’t understand one side or the other. Like…

Itinerary for the Perfect Mother’s Day

Itinerary for the Perfect Mother’s Day

HUBBY: What should we do for Mother’s Day? MOM: Hmmm, maybe take the kids somewhere fun.  HUBBY: That’s what you want to do on Mother’s Day? MOM: Ohhhh. You said “we,” so I just assumed you meant you and the kids. I have my own day planned. 

LEGOLAND: Everything is awwwesommmme!! But is it really?

LEGOLAND: Everything is awwwesommmme!! But is it really?

You guys, I made a mistake. A HUGE mistake. And I’m writing this blog because I don’t want you to make the same mistake. We’ve gone to Disney, Sea World, Universal, Great America, zoos, water parks, and like a million other places, but we’ve never gone to Legoland. Even though my kiddos are total LEGO…

Aggghhh, I just had the birds and the bees talk with my daughter!!!!

Aggghhh, I just had the birds and the bees talk with my daughter!!!!

(FYI, the anatomically correct words have been asterisked because Google sent me a scary warning about this post. It originally used the REAL anatomical terms, but I had to change them) Dunnn dunn… dunnn dunn … dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun. In case you’re wondering WHAT that is, that my friends is…

How to get siblings to stop fighting (mayyybe)

How to get siblings to stop fighting (mayyybe)

So lately my kids have been fighting like cats and dogs. Some days Zoey’s all hormonal and keeps being mean to Holden. Some days Holden is being the quintessential little brother who wants to annoy his sister until she FREAKS out. Sometimes it’s just verbal fights and I’m like, “Aggghhh, knock it off!!” And sometimes…

How to explain what a “period” is to your son (and why you SHOULD)

How to explain what a “period” is to your son (and why you SHOULD)

So the other day I asked my hubby to unpack our suitcase and bring it to the basement and he REFUSED to touch my wrapped unused tampons. I probably should be annoyed by his immaturity, but honestly I was able to shrug it off because other than this minor flaw, I think of my hubby…

5 Days in San Diego: a totally kickass family vacation

5 Days in San Diego: a totally kickass family vacation

  Ooooh, maybe we should go to Mexico for spring break. (looks at prices) Wha-WHAT??!!!! We could buy a small island for that airfare!! So I started brainstorming. And researching. And asking around. Once my mind was swarming with ideas and I was completely and utterly overwhelmed, I was like whatever, I’m just booking something.…

A drunk leprechaun trashed Zoey’s room, at least I think he did

A drunk leprechaun trashed Zoey’s room, at least I think he did

So last week around Monday or Tuesday, Zoey was getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day. Yes, a whole week in advance (insert eye-roll emjoi here). She had already picked out an all-green outfit and put out a pile of coins and Lucky Charms marshmallows to lure in a leprechaun because she wanted the leprechaun to…

I am just a Muslim mom (and I am probably a lot like you)

I am just a Muslim mom (and I am probably a lot like you)

This weekend I was sifting through my inbox and I came across a message that made me want to respond. Really respond. It was from a woman named Amber who said she feels scared and alone. Her message was a response to the New Zealand shooting. She is Muslim.