We joined the RWG’s back in 2013 when we moved from middle Tennessee, a mere hour and a half from our three sets of sweet grandparents, to central Arkansas, where those same grandparents who easily made day trips to see us and drove home to sleep in their own beds…must now drive 7.5 hours one […]
Car Line Courtesy: Sadly, Not So Common Anymore
As a mom of three children, ages 7, 4, and almost 2, I sit in a lot of car lines waiting for my kids. I wait to drop them off, I wait to pick them up, I wait. And wait. I attempt to appease those unlucky kids who are in the back seat also waiting […]
Part 2: Dear Targeted Marketing People, Oops, You Did It Again!
The other day, I received a comically-inappropriate-for-my-stage-of-life magazine in the mail, and I proceeded to match the magazine’s outfits with my daily activities as a stay-at-home mom to three young kids. I laughed it off as a marketing mistake and moved on. Well, guess what? Another copy of Mercury (not the magazine’s real title) […]
How I Knew We Were Finished Having Kids
It is the greatest joy and privilege of my life to be a mom to our three beautiful kids. They are funny, smart, kind, loving, and growing up so quickly. We are learning to navigate so many new stages, the ways our children handle situations differently, how birth order may or may not affect their behavior, and the […]
With Spring Comes Stupidity
Spring has sprung here in Arkansas, and along with the minivans and college kids’ 90’s-model Honda sedans fleeing to the beach, stupidity has also sprung. I am not immune to the stupidity of spring and have concocted a few stupid ways that we now have to spend $200 to prove it. But I’ve also found other […]
Dear Targeted Marketing People, I Think You’ve Made a Mistake.
When I retrieved the mail the other day, it was the usual bills, coupons, and magazines, but one clothing magazine, which I shall call Mercury (not the magazine’s real title), mystified both my husband Jeff and me. Don’t get me wrong. Years ago, my college Visa and I had an uber-blast ordering from Vickie’s Secret’s hottie college girl […]
A Few of My Favorite Things
Last week, the Oscars, with a stunning performance by Lady Gaga, paid tribute to one of the very best movies of all time, The Sound of Music, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. I grew up loving musicals, and when I tell you that I reenacted Liesl and Rolfe’s dance in the conservatory about a […]
Carrie On Parenting: Should You Correct Other People’s Children?
To begin with, let me be the first to call myself out on the irony that I, mother of the gynecologist’s office demon kids, am complaining about this particular subject, especially when just last week I regaled readers with how horribly my own children behaved. But I am. This past Saturday, I felt the urge […]
Carrie On Parenting: A Gyno-Comedy of Errors
We all dread that yearly appointment…you know the one, ladies. So imagine my horror when I discovered that my husband Jeff, who normally is a prince about child care if I ever have an appointment, would be out of town on a business trip when I attended my first gynecological appointment in almost two years. I am normally […]
The Stay-at-Home Mom’s Guide to Sick Days
Recently, my family endured an 11-day bout of “someone in this family has something gross coming out of some orifice.” It. Was. Awesome. I couldn’t even write a blog post because I was constantly doing something for some poor child of mine. I never counted loads of laundry, Lysol spray bottles, or hand sanitizer applications, but I […]
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