Yearly Archives: 2011


Getting Hammered On NYE

5 years ago… Tonight… We’re kicking off 2012 with a BANG… quiteView full post »


Poor Second-Born

When Scott, Kendall, my in-laws and I all started singing Happy Birthday to her after dinner last night, Leyna was very suspicious ofView full post »



Sometimes a friend’s Facebook status is so hilariously true that it immediately becomes Mommy Truth material, like this one my friendView full post »


Delicious Cake & Chub! Leyna Turns One.

At right about this time, one year ago today, I was in the middle of a lightning quick 1.5 hour labor. It was fast, but intense. Painful isView full post »


My Ghost Of Pregnant Christmas Past

Last Christmas I was massively pregnant, a day overdue, and a major bitch. If one more person asked me if I’d had that babyView full post »


If I Could Send You All a Christmas Card

you’d have seen these pictures already… maybe… except those of you who *are* getting Christmas cards, but probably notView full post »


3 Going On 13

He wanted to comb his hair all. by. him. self. “Like daddy’s” he insisted. So, whatever, I left himView full post »


Announcing the Top 11 Inappropriate Elves

I went back and forth with Jason of Passionfruit Ads all morning and there was NO way we could settle on ten. It was nearly impossible toView full post »


Santa & Screaming Infants: Is There A More Festive Combo?

I think not. We waited for 2.5 hours for this guy tonight, and that was with a reservation. But totally worth it. This isView full post »


Inappropriate Elves Are Winning

Parents with a sense of humor have united the last couple weeks in a way that brings a tear to my eye. We are FUNNY. WeView full post »


Christmas Songs Are Condescending

Alternatively titled: A Scene From My Life, A Holiday Comedy, Coming To A Theater Near You Yes we NEED a little Christmas! Right this veryView full post »


Photographic Evidence of Why I Have Fat Babies

That’s 12 oz. of milk pumped in 12 hours I was away from my baby, straight from the fridge. People always ask meView full post »


These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things- And I’m Giving One Away!

I know it’s really late for gift guides and all that, but maybe not. I mean, I’m pretty sure my husband hasn’t bought meView full post »


I Knew I Needed Help When… #PostpartumAnxiety

I’ve had some time since I last told you all about my postpartum anxiety diagnosis. I’ve been on medication (Zoloft, for thoseView full post »


Inappropriate Elf Contest, Starring Inappropriate Elf

He’s baaaaAAAAckk! After the smashing success of the first 5 Highly Inappropriate and Traumatizing Elf On The Shelf Ideas post,View full post »


Sparkle & Shine- A Beautiful Giveaway

Because beauty’s not hard to find this time of year… And because I want one of you toView full post »


My Life Is Not A Rice Krispies Commercial

I made frosted cookies with Kendall today. It’s not something I do very often, but I felt like, okay, it’s the holidays,View full post »


Get Your House In Order With momAgenda (Giveaway)

Okay, confess. Are you feeling frazzled yet? I mean, I know this time of year is all about wonderment and joy and celebration, but it alsoView full post »


December Sponsor Shout Out

Wazzzuppp??? Dude, that was so 1997. Sorry. Anyway, here’s a little shoutout to some folks who are helping me feed my online shoppingView full post »


Mommy Truths- Baking & Slime

 Refrigerated cookie dough tubes, FTW! And can I get an Amen to this bit of wisdom from the lovely Mandy fromView full post »


All Because One Elf Got Drunk

Well, wow. The last 48 hours have been pretty swell. I’ve been slaving for 4 years over posts on this blog about meaningful thingsView full post »


5 Highly Inappropriate & Traumatizing Elf On The Shelf Ideas

This Elf On The Shelf thing, have you heard of it? My mom says she had an Elf that watched her and her sisters before Christmas growing up,View full post »


Should I Tell Him Maxi Pads Aren’t Bandaids?

He was supposed to be taking a nap in our room. I put him in our room because I didn’t want him to wake up his baby sister. It was anView full post »


Festive Mommy Truths

It’s the MOST wonderful tiiiimme of the yeeear! You know, the time of the year when we make our life one million times harder byView full post »


Christmas Twinkle Light Pictures- A How To

I was a busy picture taking elf this weekend. Oh yeah, I took that! And this… And thisView full post »


NOT A Reason To Have Kids

“You only had kids so we could DO YOUR DISHES!” I’m pretty sure I shouted that at my parents at least a few timesView full post »


Rockin’ Green Jingle Bell Rock Giveaway, Featuring Red Hot Apple Cider!

I am thrilled to be one of the very first to help Rockin’ Green Cloth Diaper Detergent help announce thisView full post »


Preparing for Operation Fatten The Baby

It’s happened. Now that Leyna is pulling up and crawling, chasing after her perpetually-in-motion big brother, she is trending moreView full post »


Green Beans Wrapped in AWESOME (a recipe)

Ever heard of green bean bundles? We hadn’t either until my dad met his ex-girlfriend. This was *her* recipe. And while she didn’t lastView full post »


That Moment You Wake And Realize Your Baby Slept 8 Hours

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November Sponsor Shout Outs

Here’s some love for the folks who are helping me stash Christmas money away this month. A huge thanks to my sponsors for November!View full post »


Why We’re Not Keeping This Video Game Swag

I got to go to an event this week in Dallas where we talked a little about how video games affect kids, specificallyView full post »


My Picture of Postpartum Anxiety: Before

First, I want to thank all of you who have been beyond supportive since I told you all about my postpartum anxiety diagnosis last week. YouView full post »


A Couple Gross and Slimy Mommy Truths, In Honor Of Our Family Sick Week

We’re all still sick over here, sharing germs, and cups and snot. Family bonding at it’s finest. I’m on tissue patrol, inView full post »


You’re Not Going To Believe Me When I Tell You…

I don’t have a time machine. When I show you this picture, you’re going to be convinced I hoped on board myView full post »