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When I shop for rugs

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Expectation vs. Reality: Walkie-Talkies

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Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures (Review AND Giveaway!)

It's hard to put your finger on exactly why Amber Dusick's Parenting:  Illustrated with Crappy Pictures blog and book are so incredibly hilarious. The illustrations aren't complex or anything, they're just...perfect. The drawings, originally drawn … Continue Reading

Lunch Lady

Once upon a time, I was six years old. We were living in a small tourist-trap town in central Indiana, my parents, older sister, and I. I was painfully shy, the kind of shy that also involved irrational fears and inexplicable crying jags in … Continue Reading

The Kid Dictionary

If you've ever experienced something ridiculous, infuriating, or downright unbelievable with your kids and thought "Why isn't there a word for that??", you have to pick up Eric Ruhalter's The Kid Dictionary. Published by Source Books, this hilarious … Continue Reading

I Ate All Your Cookies (and Other Things You Wish You Could Tell Your Kids) – Book Review

There are some things you just can't say to your kids, no matter how badly you want to say them. I Ate All Your Cookies (and Other Things You Wish You Could Tell Your Kids) is a hilarious parenting book by Quinn Conroy that will make you laugh while … Continue Reading

The Six Stages of a Child-Free Getaway

The Six Stages of a Child-Free Getaway

Over the weekend, my husband Brandon and I were able to escape travel without our two boys, Miles (4) and Spencer (2.5), and spent a few days in Asheville, NC while the boys had a great time at my parents' home in Tennessee. Though we have sent the … Continue Reading