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

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

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

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 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

10 Things That Are Less Loud Than My Kids

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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

Project De-Troll-ify in Progress

Man, it’s been a rough couple of months in the self-esteem department. In November, I endured the saga of the broken nose. December was already super crazy, and for fun … Continue reading

January 8, 2015 · 4 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

Embarrassment of the Week: The Rats at Petco

So, I’m starting a new feature — Embarrassment of the Week — which I’ll publish each Friday. Anyone who has little kids knows that embarrassing stuff happens all the time. … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · 8 Comments

What Kids Say Vs. What They Mean

My children are five and two years old, and have no problems speaking their minds. These two are precious, smart and awesome tots, I promise. But I’ve come to discover … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · 2 Comments
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