The Wild Rumpus

Parenting and family, served with a shot of vodka

Chasing zombies, leaves and childhood

I admit, my heart broke a teensy bit when my seven-year-old son son announced he wanted to be a “bloody zombie” for Halloween. It was such a drastic departure from … Continue reading

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If storks really brought babies, kids would have so many less questions

The older kids get, the more parenting is like being trapped in a pop quiz. You never know when awkward questions will present themselves. And then when they do, you’ve … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · 3 Comments

Dear Neighbors, Thanks for not calling the authorities

Now that cooler weather is upon us, it’s lovely to open the windows and let in some fresh, fall breeze. But that luxury doesn’t come without complications. While our neighborhood … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · 8 Comments

Is that a disc, or are you happy to see me?

One of the most joyous parts of parenting preschoolers (and working in a preschool, for that matter), is the hilarity that spills from kids’ mouths on a regular basis. It … Continue reading

October 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

Dinner is served… from my pants

I was in a funk most of today. The day had so much potential to get worse during the dreaded Witching Hours of 4-7 p.m. (For those of you who … Continue reading

October 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

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 · 2 Comments

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

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