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When Flying Makes You Ask: Are You Serious?

When Flying Makes You Ask: Are You Serious?

Recently I flew to Hawaii for spring break to go see my family. While on the eleven hour flight I noticed some things that made me ask, “Are you serious?”. On the flight from Charlotte to Dallas, nothing went wrong. Everything seemed fine. I assumed that the next flight would be the same way. I assumed wrong. On the flight from Dallas to Kahului, I sat horizontal from a couple from New...

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The “Dad Bod”? Seriously?

The “Dad Bod”? Seriously?

So, what the hell is the “Dad Bod”? It’s been trending on social media and showing up on the news lately and I’m not sure what to think of it. I guess this, “Dad Bod” has always been around…it’s the guy who is over the age of 25 and has a healthy balance of hitting the bars and hitting the gym. He wants to look good for the ladies his lady, but loves...

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Stressed Mom WIRL Project

9 Going on 16….What It’s REALLY Like!

  My sweet, sweet little girl….yea right!!! Her teachers and other moms always tell me what a sweet girl she is. I just laugh. I laugh, but want to cry. She isn’t like that with me!! What the hell? It is like she is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. One minute, she is sweet and nice to me (usually when she wants something), then when she realizes she isn’t going to get what she wants, she starts...

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This Whole Homeschooling Thing…

This Whole Homeschooling Thing…

When I am passionate about something, you know it. Most of the time my friends and family will say, Calm down! as I’m talking because I get so worked up. I guess that’s the Type-A coming out in me. Anyway, I feel pretty passionately about what I’m about to say. I was a teacher for 6+ years before becoming a stay-at-home mom and I have some thoughts on this issue. And, if you star...

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Crap Three Year Old Says

Crap My Three Year Old Says

Arden turned three in March, but has run the roost since she was just a couple months old. We knew that she’d be a spitfire but, given the choice, I still would have preferred a spitfire over a wallflower. I’ll likely be eating those words when she’s a teenager. As parents, part of our jobs is embarrassing our kids, usually not on purpose, when they get older. This entails showing up at school dro...

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The Ultimate Question

The Ultimate Question

  What do you want to do in life? The ultimate question: You know how everyone asks you about your future plans as a high-school student? How they ask what you want to be and how you want to achieve it? I find it funny how they never ask you what makes you happy or what  would satisfy your heart. Some people are oblivious to the questions they ask and how much they can effect others… no...

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Children Bodily Fluids 101

Children Bodily Fluids 101

  The other day my 4 year old told our roofer proudly she could wipe her own bottom now when she poops. I was only slightly surprised she said this to him knowing her personality. I laughed it off and began thinking about the ugly process of teaching her and her two older sisters how to properly wipe. No one prepared me for this! I thought of parenting as moments in hallmark movies. Boy was I...

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Motorcycle helmet WIRL Project

Dear Motorcyclists: You Look Stupid When You Don’t Wear A Helmet

  Dear Motorcycle Drivers, This is the time of year that you start getting your prized bikes out from the garage and clean them up for a great season of adventure. It is also the time that many people start preaching about safety and being aware of you and your bikes on the road. We hear things like, Watch for motorcycles in the blind spot of your rearview mirror! or, When pulling out at a st...

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I Know…

I Know…

  I am just going to be honest and put it out there, about motherhood/fatherhood… Just keeping it real!! First off, I feel like Facebook tends to not be “real” life.  I am sure If you went to my FB page right now, you would think, “her baby is so cute! Her kids seem so happy!” Too bad you can’t see ME, behind the camera. Bags under my eyes, frizzy hair in a...

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I Caught My 55 Year Old Boyfriend Cheating via Facebook

I Caught My 55 Year Old Boyfriend Cheating via Facebook

  Wouldn’t you think dating in your 50’s would be easier than dating in your 20’s? Wrong. You might also think men in their 50’s would be more truthful and upfront. Wrong again. I finally met a man several months back that I thought was nice, fun, and responsible. I wanted something exclusive with him, but was waiting for him to make the move. In the meantime, I was da...

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