A Tired Start for a Cranky Mom

“I need my Iron Man, Mommy. Where is it? Go get Iron Man, Mommy.” The clock glares in the wee morning hours. It’s three o’clock. In the morning. Repetition feels necessary at this point, in order to aptly convey my emotional state. Tiny Tot is forcing me awake, and demanding my full attention, when I...
No comments posted on October 23, 2012 in Parenting, Winging It, Mom Style

Pumpkin Patches, My Utter Failure

Why I keep trying, I don’t know. Every October, I envision my son sitting amongst a sea of orange, smiling sweetly up at the camera as I capture the scene. In my mind, it’s a wonderful, majestic, Pumpkin Patch experience. Other parents get these glorious pumpkin images. Their children hold pumpkins, sit on bales of...
No comments posted on October 23, 2012 in Parenting, Winging It, Mom Style

Couponing, an Art Form … or Gimmick?

It’s Sunday. To many women across America, it means one thing: couponing. I, myself, am constantly sucked in to this time-consuming, money-saving gimmick. And, yes, I do believe that for most Americans, it is a gimmick. The few women who manage to make money, or break even, are anomalies in our society. And yet, there...
No comments posted on October 21, 2012 in Life, Winging It, Mom Style

A Day at the Fair

Rides, games, presentations, cotton candy, popcorn, tickets, … and loads of running, excited, screaming kids. I love a fun day at the fair! Today was a festive, family event. My mother, father, sister, niece, and son showed up together, eager to watch as my niece performed with her martial arts group. Then we decided to...
No comments posted on October 20, 2012 in Discipline, Winging It, Mom Style

Toy Takeover

It never fails. The moment I sweep through the house, picking up, sorting, and cleaning my small home, a tiny tornado swoops in from behind. Havoc reigns, the toys unite, and my floor is a pile of forgotten dinosaurs, broken action figures, and train track pieces. Amongst the wreckage is a tiny human, with brilliant...
1 comment posted on October 20, 2012 in Parenting, Winging It, Mom Style
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