How to know you are raising a boy


1. He proudly brings you dead birds to play with. 2. He is half-naked 90% of the time. 3. He shoots everything with anything. 4. Everything is a sword. 5. Siblings are merely targets for practice tackling. (Good thing he's so darn cute.) 6. There is pee everywhere. Like, … [Continue reading]

Firmoo Glasses Product Review


Scratched, murky lenses on a crooked frame. This is what I wear to drive the morning carpool and for about an hour at night. Staring through my ten year old lenses, I knew it was time for an upgrade. When Firmoo contacted me and asked me to review their product, I was more than a little excited, I … [Continue reading]

Notes to self


1. When you holler up the stairs to inquire as to the activity of your children and their cousins and they say they are cleaning the bathroom, always … [Continue reading]

Would you rather?


My life is like a giant game of would you rather. Because my time is limited and because I get tired of doing the same things day after day, I often … [Continue reading]

On Christmas trees and chaos


"Sit forward and stop kicking your sister in the head." This, after a long morning of late-sleeping teens, breakfast and getting 5 out of 7 … [Continue reading]

If you see my groove, will you kindly return it?

I'm not gonna lie. This time of year is always a struggle for me. All of the crap I do every day seems daunting somehow. Unappealing. Unenticing. … [Continue reading]

Important observations


1. My children are loud. 2. Having a teenage son is never boring. Especially when one's son feels the need to always be in some sort of a cast. The … [Continue reading]



I don't believe in making resolutions. I've spent too many years at the gym mocking the new comers and then cursing them for taking up my treadmills … [Continue reading]

Our white Christmas


Someone asked me this year why we start Christmas shopping in June. I thought the answer was obvious. 7 kids. Their demands. The cost. Christmas is … [Continue reading]

Santa Baby


"Mom, can we get an elf on the shelf?" "Nope." "But why not? I WANT one!" After days of begging and pleading, my patience wore thin. "I'm … [Continue reading]

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