Nude Pride

*Editor’s note: This is a pseudo sponsored post. You see, I enjoy Nude Vodka. Just the right amount of flavour. So, I thought I would contact them (they didn’t contact me) as they have their Pride Pack’s supporting the LGBTQ2S+ community this month. Yes, it is nearly the end of the month, but screw that….

A movie, a book, a meal, and a mantra

This is not a fluffy collection of happy go lucky recommendations. I would not suggest some of these to those who are prone to the sads. These are things I enjoy, you may not.

Happenstance Happy Dance

Picking up the littlest from daycare the other day provided me with a healthy reminder to check my assumptions. “Before you check out, I have an incident report to review with you.” the daycare employee said to me. Oh shit. Oh shit. Oh shit. My brain screamed. I turned my head. I squinted at the…

Don’t Poke the Bear – Quick Quips about Chores

Marriage is the hardest damn thing I’ve ever done. My parents made it look easy. They always seemed to be in love when I was growing up. As an adult, I see they fight and struggle – constantly. My mom has high expectations. Dad is stubborn. I’m a perfectly lovely mix of both. My dad…

People Don’t Bite People- This Kid, Take 2

Today I had reason to check out Lisa Wheeler’s People Don’t Bite People. Of course I did, that’s the exciting part of climbing a parenting hurdle. Just when you think you’ve secured the guide wires, everything shifts. Every night this week I have arrived just as the daycamp counselors are preparing Bean to wait in…

A Rain Coat and a Cookie

Last year The Undad and I were invited to a Facebook group that has changed how we parent and spend money. A private group with slightly less than 300 members entirely set up to give unwanted items away I rarely buy anything new now. Clutter is increasingly limited in our house. Santa brought Kijiji finds…

This Kid

Last year, on three occasions, over two weeks my husband was engaged in conversations about our son’s disruptive behavior at day camp. Including one occasion where our son had bitten another boy’s face. We had registered our son in a two week camp for 4 to 6 years olds the week of his fourth birthday…

Baby Gourmet – Get Into My Face

Several months ago a box of Baby Gourmet snacks showed up on our doorstep. YES!! We’ve been dedicated Baby Gourmet users since our first Bean arrived in 2014. I’d like to say we were first drawn to the non-GMO organic ingredients – no fillers, added sugar or salt, or artificial preservatives of any kind, product,…