The Wild Rumpus

Parenting and family, served with a shot of vodka

Having “The Talk” With My Five-Year-Old

At some point, it happens to every parent, but I’m not sure anyone is ever prepared for how old it will make you feel. It’s the moment you have the … Continue reading

February 23, 2015 · 13 Comments

Child Stylists, Final Day: A Knockout!

Superhero, 5, didn’t have any interest in dressing me for the final day of our child stylist project today. So it was entirely up to my Sweet Pea, who will … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · 4 Comments

Child Stylists: Day Four, Not to Be Seen in Public

Some things in the world should never be seen by human eyes, let alone posted on the internet to be seen by any person who stumbles across my humble blog. … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Child Stylists, Day Three: The Blues

So, last night, Sweet Pea, 2, chose the big pieces of my outfit for day three of our child stylists project. Her eyes got big and wide for this dress … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · 4 Comments

Child Stylists, Day Two: Color Burst

When it comes to my own personal style, I like bright colors and fun prints, but not necessarily all at the same time. But today, I embraced a variety of … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 6 Comments

Child Stylists, Day One

Last week, I saw a story about a mother who let her toddlers style her and then recorded a week’s worth of ensembles. It inspired me to do the same … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · 6 Comments

Our Plan For February Vacation: Toddler Stylists

Today, I saw this story about a mother who let her two-year-old style her wardrobe for an entire week, and then recorded the results. What an adorable and inspiring idea. … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · 6 Comments

The Real Housewives Ain’t Got Nothin’ on This!

After I wrapped up writing reality TV recaps for two different websites a few years ago, I took a break from watching my beloved Real Housewives shows. It was one … Continue reading

February 4, 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

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

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

Seeing Myself Through My Son’s Eyes… And Markers

My poor Superhero has been sick since Monday. Just as I was arriving to attend the Winter Party in his kindergarten classroom Monday afternoon, the teacher’s assistant was escorting him … Continue reading

December 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

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