• Parenting

    Do’s and Don’ts for Traveling with a Toddler

    Alternative Title: Don’t. Josh and I recently returned from a birthday/early anniversary trip to Munich for Oktoberfest. In short, we had a nice, uneventful trip where we acted like the responsible adults that our toddler has come to depend on.   Well, maybe we spent a couple of days having a little too much fun… Once upon a time (before becoming a wife and mother) I considered myself an avid traveler and would have loved to devote a life exclusively to exploring the world and blogging about my adventures. Now that I have a child, the opportunity to travel has significantly decreased for various reasons. Our options are to bring…

  • Marriage

    Tips For Handling Disagreements with Your Spouse

    Alternative Title: I Am Not a Ride-Or-Die Bitch. My husband, Josh, and I are both rather opinionated people. We are competitive. We don’t like to admit when we are wrong. Our voices tend to carry throughout a room. You would be impressed by our knowledge of compound swear words. Our arguments are always spectacular. Case in point: this morning on our way to lunch with my parents and brother. Josh typically drives to our destination when we drive as a family. Maybe it’s a man thing to expect to be the one who drives your family to outings. I’m not sure why because, in my humble opinion, most men drive…

  • Parenting

    Where’s that village I was promised?

    Alternative Title: The Things You Do To Distract Yourself When You Really Have to Pee. I’m typing this post in the notes section of my phone while literally (okay, metaphorically) handcuffed to my 20 month old who would currently rather watch YouTube than interact with me. Yet he still doesn’t want me to leave the room. I’m typing with just my left hand as my son insists on having my right hand holding his as he stares at the numbers and animals popping in and out of the screen. Does this sound adorable? I could see it looking pretty adorable in a photo without much context. The lack of context…