Tag Archives: parent humor

DIY last minute kids halloween costume problem solver

monster

[Tweet “DIY Last Minute Halloween Kids Costume Problem Solver”] I have a ridiculously smart 4YO. I’m not bragging here, he out wits me at least 18 times a day, folks. This clever child of mine can figure out almost anything. Mom and dad are spelling secrets to each other? Guess what?! He suddenly knows how […]

Hell hath no fury like a preschooler bored

fury

[Tweet “Hell hath no fury like a preschooler bored”] Before I reveal the epically ridiculous stunts that my preschooler committed today while visiting his grandparents let me first give a round of applause to my mother and father in law for not disowning my frightfully inventive four-year-old and me. Thank you (one hundred thousand fold!) […]

8 Life lessons from a foxy Grandma

Foxy

[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: I’ll give you hint. Housewife Plus is gettin’ FOXY this week!”] Every night after I get the kids to bed I fire up my laptop and start click clacking away at some new story. And every night, right in the middle of the clicking and the clacking I start to wonder what […]

The Universal Truth of Motherhood

[Tweet “The Universal Truth of Motherhood”] This morning I did it. I lost my cool and whisper-screamed, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH EVERYONE IN THIS DAMN HOUSE?! I didn’t mean to do it. In fact, right after my blast of sour accusation I immediately felt the weight of guilt sucker punching my muffin top. The […]

Henry Ford was wrong: sometimes when you think can’t…you can

Henry-Ford-Quote

[Tweet “HOUSE GUEST: Kristen Mae aka Abandoning Pretense is sharing her work with Housewife Plus!! *go ahead and be jealous*”] HOUSE GUEST: Kristen Mae from ABANDONING PRETENSE! I just had to pinch myself to make sure this is real! I have a delightful treat for you this week; the marvelous Kristen Mae aka Abandoning Pretense is chilling out on […]

The jaw dropping way this preschooler stood up to a bully

[Tweet “The Jaw Dropping Way THIS Preschooler Stood Up To A Bully”] As a mom, I am always correcting my son’s behavior in an effort to mold him into a well-mannered person. My kid is forever catching some fresh hell for committing run-of-the-mill kid crimes. It isn’t enough for me that he follows the rules. I want […]

The moment I stopped caring about my weight

[Tweet “The Moment I Stopped Caring About My Weight”] In college I was a svelte 130 pounds. I could wear anything and look like a waif. I could eat buckets of ice cream or live on black coffee and cigarettes, it didn’t matter because my weight was seemingly never more than an ounce over 130 […]

House Guest: Maggie Draper – It Won’t Always Be This Way

maggie

[Tweet “House Guest Maggie Draper on Housewife Plus!”] This week I am pleased to introduce you to a new Mom Blogger on the block, Maggie Draper. She has a quick sense of humor, a great capacity for story telling, and a charming writing style. Check out her story here. If you like her then be sure to […]

The differences between the first and second child

differences

[Tweet “The Differences Between Kids One And Two”]In many predictable ways having a second child has changed my mothering for example: increasing my forgetfulness while simultaneously decreasing my reservoir of patience. My second child has just reached his first birthday and with that celebratory occasion came a mountain of realizations for me about the differences […]

A letter of expectations to my future daughter-in-law

letter

[Tweet “A letter to my future DIL”]Today Loud Child sat in my lap and told me stories about all of his favorite things. He played with my hair. He sang me a song. He gave me hugs and he kissed my forehead. This was a remarkably affectionate occasion for my son who is currently going […]