Trusting the Mama Bear Instincts


I’m going to be honest, being a mom does not come naturally to me.

I sincerely hoped that I would be one of those moms that just “got it'”, but I’m totally not.  (more…)


Getting Organized is Like Taming the Upside Down


*Warning: This post contains Stranger Things 2 Spoilers

I tell myself at least once a week that today is the day I’m going to get organized.

It’s never going to happen.

There are some areas of my life that are organized, and then other areas that are… let’s just say “not” and feel good about that being the understatement of the year. (more…)

Best Mom Advice


When I was a new mom  I got a LOT of advice.

I wanted advice on everything from potty training to college applications (I’m a big picture person).

I was super lucky to be surrounded by some amazing mommas during those first two “experimental” years (thanks Wylie 1st Ladies, y’all rock).

Of all the advice I received, there are three things that have stuck with me: (more…)

Mr. Spreadsheets Teaches Me to Say No

One of the great things about Mr. Spreadsheets is his ability to say no… at home.

He can’t say no at work… no seriously, in the 12 years that I’ve known him, I don’t know that he’s ever said no at work. I think it’s physically impossible for him.

If you’re looking for an AMAZING employee, you can’t get one better than Mr. Spreadsheets.

Anyway back to the actual topic.

Mr. Spreadsheets is excellent at saying no at home.

I am… well let’s just say saying no isn’t one of my strong suits.  (more…)

Snow at Christmas, $20 in your pocket and Blood Draws, one of these is not like the others…

What do snow at Christmas, $20 found in an old coat pocket, and blood draws have in common?

They are all potential surprises.

One of them is a little bit less “great” than the others.

I took AsthmaMan to the pediatrician for his asthma management appointment and they surprised use with a blood draw.

If you’ve never seen  a 3 year old get his blood drawn it’s basically like watching someone draw blood from a rabid bear.   (more…)