1. Sparkling fruity margarita = malt liquor with bubbles 2. Sunshine! Even if it was only an hour of real bonifide sunshine, it made us all happy 3. Cinderella dresses. In particular, the one worn by the brat that tried to decapitate my daughter at the playground today….with her bare hands. It added comic relief […]Read More Things I’m Thankful for Right NOW
Things I am thankful for right now: 1. My jacuzzi -with or without my husband beside me in it 1-a. My ability to block out all werewolf/vampire/grizzly bear/serial killer neighbors/angry insomniac toddler scenarios that my husband puts out there as we sit in a dark and peaceful back yard in said bubbly tub 2. DVR. […]Read More My Little Corner
I love zappos, but as a rule, I do not buy shoes unless they’ve been anchored onto my ginormous feet first. I was born tall and it didn’t stop til I was 16 or so. As a result, I suffer from socially unacceptable big ass feet… syndrome (?) This sucked as a kid trying to […]Read More No Shoes For You!
Bedtime nearly did me in tonight. I have made it one week without yelling at my kids as of tonight. I don’t think I managed to yell through all the talking back and attitude tonight, but I did swat a butt after a certain mini monster decided to hit her momma with a toy. To […]Read More One Week Report
Tonight was a family dance at my son’s school. When it was announced, I wondered if my son would be interested given his sensory issues… he was. He really wanted to go, and I thought it would be a blast for all of us. Oh, how wrong I was. I left feeling like the worst […]Read More Managing Expectations
I follow few bloggers at this point, but the few are mighty in their POVs. One struck a cord with me recently and it’s this post: Rambling Rowes She mentions another blogger who has a No Yelling challenge The Orange Rhino Challenge Ultimately it’s about stopping the cycle of yelling by shutting your own pie […]Read More Zipping My Lip
Originally posted on Rambling Rowes:
I am 21 days into the Orange Rhino’s 30-day yelling challenge. Essentially, it’s 30 days of learning how to yell less at my kids. The good news is that my angriest moments have gone from exorcist-like temper tantrums to a more civilized yet firm (usually through gritted teeth) frustrated whisper.…