My 6-year-old is a sweet kid. She's very people-y and can read your mood with a single glance at your face. She's kind and snugly and wants nothing more than for everyone to get along. She's also a major space cadet who wears her heart on her sleeve then wipes her chocolate milk mustache on it. My ... » Learn More about Destroying Childhood Innocence, One Elf at a Time…
Parenting, marriage, faith, and funny (with a few rants thrown in for good measure).
Last week, my 8-year-old son lost another tooth. My husband, affectionately and appropriately referred to as #HusbandWTF on social media, put the kid to bed that night with nary a reminder of said lost tooth. I didn't add it to my to-do list either, therefore IT DID NOT EXIST, and naturally I forgot ... » Learn More about Stoopid Tooth Fairy
Go ahead, flip your calendar to my favorite month of the year! TOMORROW IS DECEMBER! My family wants to start our annual Christmas Countdown by giving you a gift. If you're a local pal, you're familiar with Kennywood, our community's beloved amusement park since 1899. This time of the year, the park ... » Learn More about Holiday Lights at Kennywood
It's early but I don't care: let's talk about Christmas!! Each December, #HusbandWTF and I celebrate each day leading up to the 25th with a fun Christmas Countdown for the kids. Some days we go big: visiting new places, experiencing new things. Other days are simple and we opt for popcorn on the ... » Learn More about Christmas Countdown
One of my favorite stories about a matriarch in our family is about trash. Her children shared garbage duty in their house: gather it, bag it, put it out. Not an awful lot to ask of able-bodied teens, but as parents know, our children tend to have selective hearing. For instance, "I baked ... » Learn More about Take the F*cking Folder!