Tag Archives : parenting

5 Tips for Flying with Baby


Someone very recently asked for my best travel hacks when flying with a new baby.  My answer was immediately to avoid it all costs. Just leaving the house to head for the grocery store with my band of Kidiots strikes actual fear into my heart. Babies on a plane. Call Wesley Snipes, its a horror flick. This got me thinking;…

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Family Road trip essentials

Family Road Trip Survival Kit- Essentials


This year the travel bug bit us hard, and our family road trip was the longest, hardest trip to date with kids.  Whether by luck or design, we have quite the list of destinations that we have hit already this year or will be traveling to. Some are sans-kiddos, like our parents weekend in Las Vegas or the upcoming visit to…

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Unicorn Babies and The Myth of The Tandem Nap


A unicorn baby is that perfect child that naps twice a day, easily transitions in feeding stages, is a good balance of independent and clingy, sleeps well, eats well and basically follows a majority of the pages right out of the parenting manual. A tandem nap is a myth. My mother always said that if you had had your second…

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Must Have Baby Gadgets - Joovy Caboose

Joovy Caboose – Review


Well, we have just returned from our wild, cross country road trip. We drove for a little over 15 hours, from Albuquerque to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri last week in a giant RV with 3 kids, 1 teenager, 2 in-laws and ourselves. Think that would be pretty exciting for us, right? Well, we like to go hard or go home,…

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Spring Cleaning with Kids


I know that I have posted before about how gross my kids are, but today I was in the throws of the early stages of Spring Cleaning and I realized, yet again, that my kids are fucking disgusting. Not only are they disgusting, but I conquered several of their hoards of gross today and feel pretty damn good about it.…

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Bedtime is Bullsh*t


Bedtime these days is such bullshit. I used to have a routine.  In fact I like to have a routine, or at least I like to have the idea of a routine. That way, when nothing goes according to plan, I don’t get too upset because the plan wasn’t that rigid anyhow. But our routine is a fucking sham. Our…

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When Toddlers strike - the toothpaste story

I am not your perfect mom


SO I decided a while ago that I was going to be one of those mom’s who wasn’t too hard on themselves. One of the mom’s who knew that as long as her kids were happy, healthy and making a mess, that I shouldn’t give myself too much shit about being perfect. I was going to be a half-assed housewife…

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