The Wild Rumpus

Parenting and family, served with a shot of vodka

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

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

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

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

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

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

Purple Hair, Don’t Care

I don’t even remember what color my hair was when I met my husband 15 years ago. Maybe blonde with chestnut lowlights. Maybe chocolate with a layer of blonde underneath. … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

A Spot of Sunshine

Things have gotten stressful and hectic behind the scenes at The Wild Rumpus, which has left me with no time, energy or brain waves to romp on the keyboard. About … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

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
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