10 Things I Learned From The Bachelorette Men Tell All Episode

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Photo credit: Wetpaint.com Holy hog balls, folks, that was one doozie of a “Men Tell All” episode. Man scarves and faux tans abounded but they left their hoodies at home. This is a special occasion after all. Considering I like Andi about as much as I like a scorching case of athlete’s foot, I was pleasantly surprised by that two hours of TV. Kudos, ABC. Kudos. In fact, I even learned quite a bit, and below I’ve shared 10 little {Read More}

PMS Is Real (P.S. We’re Out of Wine)

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Warning: This post is NSFM (Not Safe For Men) Yesterday, the unthinkable happened in our house. My legendarily bad PMS collided with both of my boys’ worst behavior EVER to form an epic tsunami of parenting shit. It was the perfect storm. From the beginning of the day to the end, both boys were completely off. I knew things were going to go badly when I had to put my six-year-old in timeout in the morning, as he is usually {Read More}

The Bachelorette Fantasy Suite Recap: Blame It On Iowa


If you drank every time Andi Dorfman said “Iowa” last night, you were completely hammered. If you drank every time she talked about how much she hates Iowa, well – you’re dead. From alcohol poisoning. Sorry ’bout that! As a Hawkeye alum, I take particular exception to this blatant disdain and condescension towards a wonderful state. Hey, lady, this isn’t Siberia. It’s fucking IOWA. Between that and her gaping mouth, her incessant need to say, “stop,” and her annoying pity {Read More}

The Happy Children


“Parenting is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” You hear it everyday. Of course, it has oh so many perks, which is why so many of us dive into it regardless of this statement. We’re constantly tormented by our decisions and how they affect our children. While I love talking to other moms and using everyone as sounding boards (it does take a village, after all), I often end up leaving these group chats feeling like I’m dropping the ball. {Read More}

15 Things I Learned From My Son’s First Year Of School

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If you’ve been reading my blog this year at all, you know kindergarten caught me more off guard than the time a bird shat down my sunglasses. Our foray into “real school” was anything but smooth but, in the end, we’re all going to be okay (I think). Here are 15 things I learned from it: 1. After buying 25 pieces of posterboard, 4 boxes of tissue, 10 containers of Clorox Wipes, 20 snacks, 50 paper bags, 40 pencils, 25 {Read More}