10 Ways To Get Through The Holidays With Kids

The holiday season is upon us and while it brings lots of excitement, it can also be stressful. You know what I mean! As grown-ups, we are responsible for planning the meal, making sure everyone brings a dish, the house is clean, etc. It’s a whole different kind of stressContinue Reading…

Filthy Kid Rooms and Lego Land Mines: A Parents Nightmare

This post is not just a rant! It is part of a series about helping your child reach their potential while teaching them life skills AND maintaining your sanity as a parent. DISCLAIMER: While reading this post you may get the impression that my monsters are spoiled. It’s okay. TheyContinue Reading…

Candy-Holic: How To Get Rid of Holiday Candy

Candy is a huge problem in my house. Somehow, someway, my daughter always has candy. I don’t even know where it comes from half the time. I’m sure she is swindling her friends for candy. She’s really good at trading up to get what she wants. It’s to the pointContinue Reading…

Share the Love: 5 Ways to Show Your Child Love

Parenthood is difficult. These little monsters didn’t come with an instruction manual and if they did, it isn’t written in any language I am able to understand. One of my biggest challenges is making sure that all 3 of my monsters receive equal love and attention. It sounds easy… In reality, itContinue Reading…

Drella and The First Grade Fight Club

Any day I don’t get a call from the school is a good day. Right? This is generally true. The exception is when something bad happens or my monsters get sick and I don’t get that dreaded phone call. The day Drella got into a fight at school is one where I didn’t get theContinue Reading…

The Case of the Gimmies: Drella and the Scholastic Book Fair

The Case of the Gimmies, Mommin with Monsters

Do you remember when the Scholastic Book Fair came to your school? I remember it like it was yesterday… The teacher handed out the flyer with all the books listed. I searched for my favorite books and circled them with the hope that my parents could spare a few dollars for the latest Babysitters Club. ThenContinue Reading…