The Wild Rumpus

Parenting and family, served with a shot of vodka

Losing a Soulmate is Never Easy

Guess what, y’all? My mom is in town visiting from Washington state. Since she, like, raised me and everything, the least I could do is take a step back from … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Happy Birthday, Sweet Pea!

To my darling Sweet Pea on your birthday, When you wake up today in your new Frozen bed, you will be three. It seems like just yesterday you were figuring … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 10 Comments

Life is a Slam Dunk

My son takes after my husband in so many ways — looks, especially. But lately, it’s his fierce love of basketball that so often makes him a carbon copy of … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · 6 Comments


The writer’s block has gotten a hold of me, y’all. During the past week, I’ve abandoned four or five entries because I decided they were A) too stupid, B) not … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 6 Comments

Archie Warren: The Dog That Used Crosswalks

Yesterday, after a family frozen yogurt outing, we took a spin through our old neighborhood in the next town over. As we drove past our former house, I was hit … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

One Lovely Blog Award

Some days, you just need a pick-me-up. I got a much needed one recently when the lovely Lisa at Real Mom of Long Island nominated me for a One Lovely … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Daughter’s Masterpiece

Most days, Sweet Pea, 2, is a gentle girly girl. She enjoys staging tea parties for her dolls and running a brush through my hair. She is a tutu addict … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

Twirly Girl

Fair warning: This post is about a women wielding two bags of dog poop at the vet. If that sounds gross to you, feel free to skip this entry. Today, … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

It Was a Good Day: The Parent Version

More than 20 years ago, Ice Cube released “It Was a Good Day,” a classic hip-hop song recounting the rapper’s idea of a flawless day. His dream day included watching … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 15 Comments

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