The DOs and DONTs of Road Tripping With Kids


Ok friends, we just got back from a 2500 mile road trip with three kids 6 and under.

Yes, you read that correctly, 2500 miles.

So let’s start off by saying that our extended families live far away…. like 1200+ miles away. Seeing them for the holidays involves extensive travel on our part.

Last year we flew to see the in-laws for Christmas.

Do you know what is worse than driving with three small children?

Flying with three small children  during the holidays. (more…)


Thanksgiving Lunch Disaster


This was the calm before the storm.

Occasionally I find myself in a situation where things spiral out of control… really really quickly.

Today was one of those situations. Boy howdy was it one of those situations.  (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…)

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…)