• Parenting

    How Becoming a Mom Changed Me For the Worse

    Is anyone else still trying to catch their breath after these past few weeks? Whose idea was it to put all these holidays so close together? It must be those damn pagans again. I feel like I’ve been exhausted for years – in between hosting get togethers at our home, seeing out-of-town friends, last minute Christmas shopping, last minute Christmas shopping returns, working, and the several attacks of the itis that I’ve had from all this amazing food I’ve stuffed down my stomach. And, on top of that, our son turned two years old this past Sunday. I spent much more time on preparations for the day than I thought…

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    Life,  Marriage

    Green Bean Casserole Almost Ruined My Marriage

    Well, not really. But y’all. Some folks take their green bean casserole making seriously. Including my husband. After the family dysfunction that I wrote about last week, we ended up being invited over to the home of a family friend to spend Thanksgiving with them. I was mainly excited to partake in an amazing Thanksgiving spread without having to deal with hosting one myself or family drama. We still wanted to contribute though so we offered to bring green bean casserole as one of our sides. Disclaimer: I am not a fan of green bean casserole. How a dish made up of canned green beans, cream of mushroom, and fried…

  • Parenting

    Five Stages of Grief: Money After Kids

    Managing your finances following the birth of your children can be a bitch. Most people probably aren’t surprised to learn that there tends to be an inverse correlation between the amount of children you have and the disposable income you have left at the end of the month. But did you know that many parents also go through the five stages of grief following the loss of their cash coinciding with the birth of their money pits children? Denial Surely this can’t be right. I sit in shock as I anxiously and repeatedly refresh the website page, thinking that maybe the numbers will suddenly change. Someone must have stolen my credit…

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    Parenting

    8 WTF Moments That Every Parent Experiences

    A few days ago, I was sitting on the couch with my husband talking about our day. I had just finished bathing our son and he was doing his usual post-bath ritual of running around our game room, butt naked. He’s prone to diaper rashes so I always try to give him some time to air out his little behind following a bath before I put a diaper on him. After just a couple of minutes, I noticed an acorn laying beside where my son was playing with his toys. We do have an oak tree in the front of our house which likes to shed its acorns all over…