Category Archives: Parenting

Did It Really Change Me?

I posted my thoughts a month after the Body After Babies photo shoot with Burlington VT Moms Blog. Did it really change me? Find here:

Body After Babies: Did It Really Change Me?

Body After Babies

We’re having the important discussion at Burlington Vermont Moms Blog about body image after having babies. Please read along! Body After Babies: Redefining Beauty

Duct Tape Parenting Myself Out Of A Job

I’ve been challenged by Duct Tape Parenting to try new things with the boys, today I share over at BVT Moms Blog about our new adventure that is working out quite nicely!

What I Wish I Knew Then…

We’re doing a fun series on BVT Moms Blog about Baby Must Haves. Since I’m SO out of the loop in the baby gear area, I gave a few words of advice instead…

Overcoming Anxiety

I wrote about overcoming anxiety at Burlington VT Moms Blog today. Check it out:

Duct Tape Parenting: The Rest of the Story

I shared more details on how my adventure in Duct Tape Parenting is going. I’m happy to say that my boys are responding very well and while we still have plenty of work to do, I’m happy with where we are headed!

Duct Tape Parenting Book GIVEAWAY!

Red alert! Burlington Vermont Moms Blog is giving away the book I have been raving about! Duct Tape Parenting! Check it out and enter! Quick!

Here’s my review of the book, in case you are curious!

Book Review: Duct Tape Parenting

If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen that I am knee deep in trying out this thing called Duct Tape Parenting. My last post shows just how, um, interesting this has been. Today, I share a general review of the book, Duct Tape Parenting over at Burlington VT Moms Blog. Look for more details on how it’s going to come!

What I Wanted To Do…

What I wanted to do today was post pictures of our Living Room before and after. What I’m actually doing is nursing a sick kid. He moans. It’s the man cold in boy form. And it ain’t pretty.

What I wanted to do today was show you how pretty my Living Room is. What I’m actually doing is hoping this set up…

Thaws the pipes to our upstairs radiators that are frozen. No heat in Vermont in January is fun.

What I wanted to do today was show you this rug:

But I can’t because last night entailed an epic pillow fight and some certain children didn’t clean up after themselves. What I’m actually doing is reading Duct Tape Parenting and realizing my kids need more training. I realize this because I am constantly cleaning up after them and quite frankly, I’m sick of it.

I’m the mom, not the maid.

I’ve let things slip, taken over too much control. Not expected everyone to do their share around here. So I’m leaving the messes they create. I spent my weekend ignoring scenes like this:

Biting my tongue so hard I may puncture it. I’ve asked once. And that’s all I’m asking. Which is why my dining room looks like this:

And why my evening last night looked like this:

That’s me hiding in my bedroom drinking a glass of wine while the children destroy the house.

So far the messes don’t last long. It takes them a day to realize I’m no longer coming behind them to clean up. Now it’s Monday and I can’t touch any of this. Nope. Not even this delightful collection at the bottom of the stairs:

If you need me, I’ll be rocking in the corner, thinking about all the things I wanted to do today.

PS: this book I’m reading is so great! It’s like taking Love and Logic parenting up a notch and adding some great twists. I’ll be telling you more about it soon! Just, obviously, not today.

Kids Birthday Party Madness…

Where I talk about despising kids birthday parties at the arcade pizza place. You do too. Don’t lie.

Kids Birthday Party Madness…Please make it stop!