Love at First Bark

Love at First Bark

People say you’re a cat person or a dog person. Well, I’m calling b.s. on that. Because I’m not either. I’m both. And when my cat 9-0 passed away three weeks ago, every time I walked into my bedroom I felt a hole in my heart. And I wanted a new fur baby to hold…

The top 20 “scary” movies NOT to show your kids

The top 20 “scary” movies NOT to show your kids

So apparently we scarred our kids for life. Isn’t that awesome? One minute we’re snuggling up on the couch together to watch a movie, and the next minute our kid needs 14 nightlights and refuses to sleep ever again. Dear Amazon Video,

How to tell your kids when their pet dies (grab a tissue)

How to tell your kids when their pet dies (grab a tissue)

Don’t get a pet. Do you know what they do? They make you fall madly in love with them and then they leave you. Now I know. It all started twenty years ago when I was young and stupid and had this random idea to swing on over to the animal shelter and pick up…

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…