The Wild Rumpus

Parenting and family, served with a shot of vodka

Let’s talk about sex

It all started innocently enough. Last week, I was working at the preschool, enjoying the tale of “I Am An Owl” by Lorraine Hooker during circle time. Then the teacher … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Can you hear me now? Can you hear me NOW?

What I say: “Let’s keep the house clean. We have people coming over in 15 minutes.”

What they hear: Immediately locate and empty every, single container of Legos, plastic play food, flash cards, Matchbox cars, My Little Ponies, plus the 48-pack of markers and the 64-box of Crayolas.

September 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

What happens when you lose a wedding ring?

If you know me personally, then you’ve probably heard me say that I generally like animals more than people. Animals don’t leave shopping carts leaning up against my car in … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

The baby robin project: From eggs to fledglings (17 photos)

I’m playing  a bit of catch-up here, but this was too cool not to share, even if it’s late. Over summer, a mama robin built her nest upon the hose … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Dear school, Will you marry me?

Don’t let the school bus door hit ya in the back, lovies!

September 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why vitamins are ruining my life

Over the past few years, it’s become habit for my tots to munch their Flintstones vitamin before we go up to prep for bed. It’s a routine I’m about to … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sometimes, you just need a break

I’ll be honest. Coming back to my blog after all this time feels a little weird. It’s kind of like running into a friend you love in the grocery store, … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · 9 Comments

Party Girl

Part of the reason I haven’t written in so long is because I don’t have time to craft a post I like. And then when I don’t blog forever, it … Continue reading

January 2, 2016 · 2 Comments

Resolve this!

Let’s be honest: Nobody really gives a shit about anyone else’s New Year’s resolutions unless they are somehow involved. Mine are the same as the rest of the herd — … Continue reading

December 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

It’s my Blogiversary!

First, happy Labor Day weekend, everybody! Hope it’s been a good one. Second, I can’t believe it’s been a year since I started this blog. I’ve abandoned two other blogs … Continue reading

September 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

EOTW: A new pair of boobies

It’s about that time, y’all: A new Embarrassment of the Week, courtesy of my darling Sweet Pea, 3. Last week, I had a few hours of alone time during which … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 4 Comments

What is all this crap in my purse?

Graduating from a diaper bag to a regular purse is nothing short of exhilarating, especially if you had back-to-back kids and carried a diaper bag for, say, five years in … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

Sweet dreams are made of this…

My son, the Superhero, 6, often talks in his sleep. He laughs, he yells, he mumbles things I can’t understand — all of which I can hear when I’m getting … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

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