Tag Archives: parent humor

DIY last minute kids halloween costume problem solver

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DIY Last Minute Halloween Kids Costume Problem Solver Click To Tweet 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 […]

Hell hath no fury like a preschooler bored

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Hell hath no fury like a preschooler bored Click To Tweet 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 […]

8 Life lessons from a foxy Grandma

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HOUSE GUEST: I’ll give you hint. Housewife Plus is gettin’ FOXY this week! Click To Tweet 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 […]

The Universal Truth of Motherhood

The Universal Truth of Motherhood Click To Tweet 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 […]

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

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HOUSE GUEST: Kristen Mae aka Abandoning Pretense is sharing her work with Housewife Plus!! *go… Click To Tweet 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 my blog […]

The jaw dropping way this preschooler stood up to a bully

The Jaw Dropping Way THIS Preschooler Stood Up To A Bully Click To Tweet 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. […]

The moment I stopped caring about my weight

The Moment I Stopped Caring About My Weight Click To Tweet 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 […]

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

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House Guest Maggie Draper on Housewife Plus! Click To Tweet 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 […]

The differences between the first and second child

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The Differences Between Kids One And Two Click To Tweet 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 […]

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

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A letter to my future DIL Click To Tweet 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 […]