Who is a “Bad Mom”? I am!

I had the sweet luxury of watching Bad Moms last night thanks to my favorite mommy blogger/close friend JOMAMAZ and Taj Cinemas . THE original JOMAMAZ, along with myself and a few of our close mommy friends laughed our heads off from beginning to end with this movie. It most definitely is the funniest movie I have seen in a…

Friday Morning Read

Reading time (both my post and article): 6 minutes    Sitting in my bed (well really lying in my bed), I came across this great article that a mommy-friend posted called, “10 Insights of Remarkable Parents from a Family Therapist” written by family therapist, Angela Pruess. It’s all about the insights into being a parent…

Raising a toddler is no walk in the park

Reading Time: 2 minutes Came across these images on Huff Post Parents. Awesome depiction of what it takes to raise a toddler. The article titled “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Raising a Toddler” says it all through the images below. Such a beautiful time watching your toddler grow, explore, and become their own little person. Yet, feelings…

Let’s go outside!

Saw this awesome video today showing how addicted to electronics we’ve become, which ultimately means our kids are going to think iPads, TVs, iPhones are part of every day life. It’s sad to see my 3 year old toddler, along with several other kids in his generation, get so excited when you give them the iPad….

I took a break from saying NO

  I saw this meme and it made me laugh out loud. Yes LOL. That is exactly what my son M says to me right before he does something crazy. More like “Mama look!” as he attempts to pick up baby S by his head only. I spend my day saying “NO don’t do this,”…

Awesome “convo of the week” with M

I was sitting with M today having breakfast before he had to head off to school (yes, the little guy is in school – still feels weird saying that), and his favorite question to ask on a daily basis is, “No school today?” The convo went as follows: M: No school today? Me: [my tone is a bit annoyed…

My kids are NOT the center of the world

This is not for the faint-hearted! My friend sent me this blog post written by a mother of 2 kids who definitely has that shock element when she states, “My kids are NOT the center of my world”. Two things that I took away from her blog post (and I totally encourage you to read…

How to get your toddler to listen – or at least try to!

Having a toddler around is like having a mini teenager in the house. Every response is a “NO,” plus the attitude, plus the tantrums, plus the inability to listen. It’s chaos. I call my toddler my little “a-hole”. When I was a teenager, I’m sure my mom called me that often. Could this be karma? Good…

Baba – I like catfood

That’s something you hear everyday. Below is just a little snippet in the “day in the life of M”. Husband (K) chatting with M: M: baba I want Nemo K: ok M: I want Nemo to eat fish K: but small fish don’t eat fish M: ohh. Only pelicans eat fish? K: yeah and we…

How to raise a happy child

      People used to say “I wish there was a book on parenting,” well now there is. With all the studies and books available at our disposal in this day and age, it seems almost TOO easy to raise happy children. There’s an actual science to raising happy children. But all that information and I still…

If I could teach my kids one thing…

It would be to not judge people and put all prejudices aside. People tend to put up walls naturally, feel guarded when their surrounded by unfamiliar faces, be afraid of what’s different.

My kids run my life

I write this as I sit here waiting for my toddler M to get down from the car. I picked him up from school and on our way home he passed out; something he rarely does these days (quietest car ride in awhile). I pull into my garage, turn the ignition off, and the screaming…