The Wild Rumpus

Parenting and family, served with a shot of vodka

For the Love of Children

This is not a your usual rant about how tedious it is to do the Elf on the Shelf every holiday season. (Although I do believe that the Elf is … Continue reading

December 10, 2018 · 4 Comments

Alexa: My new frienemy

Over the holidays, we gained a new family member. I was instantly smitten with Alexa (birth name: Amazon Echo Dot) and her ability to fulfill my kids’ never-ending requests. My … Continue reading

January 15, 2018 · 4 Comments

Dear Neighbors, Thanks for not calling the authorities

Now that cooler weather is upon us, it’s lovely to open the windows and let in some fresh, fall breeze. But that luxury doesn’t come without complications. While our neighborhood … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · 8 Comments

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

Dear school, Will you marry me?

Don’t let the school bus door hit ya in the back, lovies!

September 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

My daughter should be banned from my music and other realizations

It’s about that point in summer where parents are riding the cusp of “I love having all this fun with my kids!” and “How many days until school starts again?” … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · 2 Comments

If my kids learn to love camping, it won’t be because of me

About three years ago, I watched an episode of the Real Housewives of Orange County during which Vicki and the crew went¬† “glamping.” It was the first time I’d ever … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · 5 Comments

“Never Put on Random, Dirty Undies You Find in Someone Else’s Backpack.”

I actually said that to my kids the other day. It is excellent advice if I do say so myself. My words of wisdom were inspired by a book we … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

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

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

Can You Feel That? I’m Hugging You Right Now

You guys! I’m not sure if it was because of the train wreck potential of last week’s child stylist entries, or just that I posted with more frequency. Still, I … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

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
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