The Wild Rumpus

Parenting and family, served with a shot of vodka


As I stood outside in the 23 degree weather, taking a break from pulling around 80 pounds of kindergartner and preschooler around on the sled, I had a moment of … Continue reading

November 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

EOTW: Boobies For Christmas

This Embarrassment of the Week was actually more funny than it was embarrassing. But since a few people gave us the side eye, I figured it would qualify for this … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 6 Comments

Archie Warren Draper: Loads of Personality, Even When Sleeping

I saw a dog on the TJ Maxx/HomeGoods/Marshall’s holiday commercial, and it looked exactly like my late Jack Russell Terrier, Archie. The commercial canine was pulling a new dog bed … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 5 Comments

My Son Fell in Love With a 40-Year-Old Book

Reading is always part of our bedtime routine with our munchkins. Each night, my son and daughter choose one book each. Then they argue over whose book is to be … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

I Embrace Technology, But There’s One Thing I Can’t Let Go

I’ll be honest: By no means am I a techie person. But for the most part, I at least know what’s going on. I use my smart phone for almost … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 6 Comments

EOTW: A Birthday With Pantiliner on My Face

My Broken Nose Saga of 2014 is drawing to a close, but not without producing my Embarrassment of the Week. Last Friday, I had a minor, non-invasive procedure to help … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Just like Ahnold, I’ll Be Back…

I feel like it’s been a while since I posted. I promise I have not abandoned my Wild Rumpus. Super busy with work this past week, plus I had to … Continue reading

November 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

Archie Warren Draper: The Dog With a Million Nicknames

For the past three weeks, I’ve been trying to write a tribute of sorts to my late dog, Archie. But what I’ve realized is that I’m not ready to do … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 8 Comments

EOTW: Flatulence at Whole Foods

Welcome to another Embarrassment of the Week. Wednesday was an excruciatingly long day. I didn’t feel like making dinner, so I took the kids to Whole Foods to get something … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · 5 Comments

I Had Questions. I Got (Unfortunate) Answers.

So, Sunday night, I took an accidental toddler skull to the face. My nose made an unpleasant sound, and it bled and it hurt like hell. Still, on Monday, I … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

On Birdhouses, Cuddling and Injury (Also Known As, “Is My Nose Broken?”)

We hadn’t had such a fun, calming Sunday afternoon in a while. My husband took the kids to Michael’s, and they each picked out birdhouses and some paint. The Superhero … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

Someone Is Watching Me

My son had a Halloween party at his school on Friday. There was a sticky eyeball in one of his goody bags. He threw it at the ceiling before bed … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

10 Things That Are Less Loud Than My Kids

My husband works at night, and usually doesn’t get home until 12:30 p.m. or so. I work part-time from home, many times also at night, after the munchkins go to … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · 6 Comments

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