The Wild Rumpus

Parenting and family, served with a shot of vodka

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

If storks really brought babies, kids would have so many less questions

The older kids get, the more parenting is like being trapped in a pop quiz. You never know when awkward questions will present themselves. And then when they do, you’ve … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · 4 Comments

Sometimes, you just need a break

I’ll be honest. Coming back to my blog after all this time feels a little weird. It’s kind of like running into a friend you love in the grocery store, … Continue reading

September 8, 2016 · 9 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


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

Give ‘Em Something to Talk About

Parties have to be some of the best things about the holidays. Christmas, New Year’s — seriously, I don’t care. I love to celebrate with people I love. Whether it’s … Continue reading

December 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Friday Night Lights

Peace and joy. Have a great weekend, everyone.

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Shoe Lovers, Unite!

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved shoes. The way they can change the look of an outfit, make me taller and just look so stinkin’ beautiful, even … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · 11 Comments

EOTW: A Birthday With Pantiliner on My Face

My Broken Nose Saga of 2014 is drawing to a close, but not without producing my Embarrassment of the Week. Last Friday, I had a minor, non-invasive procedure to help … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Just like Ahnold, I’ll Be Back…

I feel like it’s been a while since I posted. I promise I have not abandoned my Wild Rumpus. Super busy with work this past week, plus I had to … Continue reading

November 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

I Changed My Baby’s Name

This blog is kind of like a newborn. Much like the first time I became a mother — albeit to a real, live child and not a web page — … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Serenity Now!

Excuse our recent absence. Thanks to my babysittin’ in-laws, we had a weekend away from our lovely tykes and did some relaxing at Cape Cod. We’ll return to our regularly … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fall Staple: A Haiku

Pumpkin spice latte: Addicted. Five bucks a pop. Intervention, please.

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

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