The Wild Rumpus

Parenting and family, served with a shot of vodka

My Superbowl Hell: A Seahawk in a Land of Patriots

I still remember the first day I felt like an outsider here.  It was about five years ago and I had just moved from Louisville, Kentucky to the Boston suburbs. … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 3 Comments

A Blanket of Fun

When we went to bed around midnight, only a few inches of snow covered the ground. The last thing I heard was meteorologists promising things were about to ramp up, … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 4 Comments

Blizzard 2015 Weather Map

One of my besties, Beth, who lives in Maine, posted this on Facebook today. So funny… although I’m hoping not totally accurate. At this point, I’d settle for screwed or … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 4 Comments

How a Dance Video Saved My Mashed Potatoes

Crazy time always occurs during the same period each night: Between 4-7 p.m., which unfortunately includes the time period when I make dinner. It never fails. Sweet Pea and Superhero … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

I Love My Subaru: A Haiku

My teeth may chatter, But seat heaters are the bomb. Junk in my trunk: Warm!

January 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pregnancy Brain is Real. But Does it Ever Go Away?

First of all, I’m NOT pregnant. Ain’t nobody got time for that. But I was reminded this week about “pregnancy brain” — the tendency to feel spaced out and forgetful … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · 4 Comments

10 Things That Are Less Loud Than My Kids

Originally posted on The Wild Rumpus:
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…

January 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Project De-Troll-ify in Progress

Man, it’s been a rough couple of months in the self-esteem department. In November, I endured the saga of the broken nose. December was already super crazy, and for fun … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · 4 Comments

Big Changes Mean Frozen Tears… and Joy

It’s been a big week for my Sweet Pea, and for our family, too. Now that she’s finally old enough, Sweet Pea started preschool on Tuesday. She woke up excited … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · 3 Comments

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