Baby K learns “No”

Baby K is affectionately called Baby Shark in our house. We call her that because of her love to "chew" on my finger when she is upset. No it doesn't hurt it is just funny as it started out when she was cutting teeth and still continues. Well the shark is very intelligent so we... Continue Reading →

Family Reunion Part 1

Well the last four days have been a pure nightmare with bursts of sunshine but mostly heavy downpours. I am typing so tired, angry, frustrated and just pure exhausted I am not even sure I can get my thoughts all out....Let's see how did this begin..... This past weekend was my nephew's baptism. I was... Continue Reading →

Remembering to Track Progress

Sometimes I forget that I cannot measure the success of my kids, or my parenting skills based on current events. Having said that I must confess for the last few days I have been faulting myself like its my job for every minor mishap. Yesterday however something happened that made me take note. It unfolded... Continue Reading →

Day Camp Crisis

This week M2 started day camp at the YMCA. She has gone here before but never by herself. OK I knew she would be anxious. I tried to get her to talk and she remained sullen. I tried to encourage her and she lashed out. OMG so frustrating but it is what it is. First... Continue Reading →

First Camping Trip

I took the kids camping this weekend. We use to camp a lot but the last two years we sort of cut back because of all the nonsense I had to endure. I decided this year we would do it as it was time for the family to be a family WITHOUT electronics causing use... Continue Reading →

Visit From My Mom

So for Mother's day I bought my Mom tickets to see Riverdance. She is a huge fan but would never go on her own and if I bought her tickets near her she would not go with a friend. So that means she comes up here to my house. My kids laugh because they see... Continue Reading →

“Not Right” Tacos

So for a few weeks now M1 has been asking if she can make tacos for dinner. Well since I am allergic to beef I have been saying no. But I just had a tooth extraction and so I could not eat with the family so I bought all the fixings for tacos and told... Continue Reading →

Facing my reality

I think I may have mentioned before the M1 is diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder. While the struggle is very real and very hard I often lie to myself about how bad it really is living with it day in and out. Let me clarify On Monday I ask her where her homework is. She... Continue Reading →

Mom 1 Defiant Teen 0

OK please understand I am laughing as I type this because of the absurdity of all of it. Yes it is all true, I swear so hopefully you can laugh too. I have told N now for four days to clean up her room. It is gad-awful, clothes, wrappers and dirt all over. Ignores me... Continue Reading →

Great escape at the Great Escape

¬†OK disclaimer, I took the above photo from the Lake George Visitor page but yep that is where we went this weekend. Little Man was thrilled that he was tall enough to ride the one ride he wanted to ride, the Boomerang. OK now I enjoy a good roller coaster BUT I am TERRIFIED of... Continue Reading →

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