The Wild Rumpus

Parenting and family, served with a shot of vodka

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

On makeshift mammograms and ancient elephant innards

As a longtime newspaper reporter, I’ve written a lot of words and phrases over the years. But every so often, parenting throws me for a loop, resulting in bizarre things … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

My daughter should be banned from my music and other realizations

It’s about that point in summer where parents are riding the cusp of “I love having all this fun with my kids!” and “How many days until school starts again?” … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

If my kids learn to love camping, it won’t be because of me

About three years ago, I watched an episode of the Real Housewives of Orange County during which Vicki and the crew went  “glamping.” It was the first time I’d ever … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · 5 Comments

Military PJs, a preschool rendering of Smashmouth and the longest lunch ever

Today, I took my three-year-old daughter, Sweet Pea, out to lunch. We were there an hour and 20 minutes — the longest lunch I have participated in that did not … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · 2 Comments

Breakfast at the Funny Farm

This is a picture of me trying to eat my cereal this morning. If this is any indication of how the rest of the day will go, I’m gonna need … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

EOTW: Yankee Doodle’s Dingaling

It’s been a while since I’ve written up an Embarrassment of the Week. But I had a doozy today, so why not let y’all share in the horror? During the … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

Thanks for Letting Me Call You Stinky

This is my Uncle Stinky. He doesn’t stink, though. He just smells like love and bear hugs and family. When I was really little, we used to joke around a … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 6 Comments

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