The Wild Rumpus

Parenting and family, served with a shot of vodka

What is all this crap in my purse?

Graduating from a diaper bag to a regular purse is nothing short of exhilarating, especially if you had back-to-back kids and carried a diaper bag for, say, five years in … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · 1 Comment

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, 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

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

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

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

EOTW: Boobies For Christmas

This Embarrassment of the Week was actually more funny than it was embarrassing. But since a few people gave us the side eye, I figured it would qualify for this … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 6 Comments

I Embrace Technology, But There’s One Thing I Can’t Let Go

I’ll be honest: By no means am I a techie person. But for the most part, I at least know what’s going on. I use my smart phone for almost … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 6 Comments

10 Things That Are Less Loud Than My Kids

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 night, after the munchkins go to … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · 6 Comments

EOTW: My Tail, Literally and Figuratively

Welcome to the second installment of Embarrassment of the Week. It was actually a pretty good week in this regard, and I thought I may not have anything to post. … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

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