If Whining Were An Olympic Sport…

Diva would be the reigning gold medalist. EVERY. SINGLE. THING. is a battle. “Diva, it’s nap time.”  WHINNNNEEEEEE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO….. *semi-real tears* “Diva, here is your milk.”  “Noooo MILK. Want APPLE juice” (and vice versa) Cry. Cry. Cry. Cry.  I appreciate that my child is sensitive and caring. I appreciate that my child is learning about … Continue reading

“Parenting Without Perfection” or “How-I-Stack-Up-When-Compared-To-Fictional-Dryer-Sheet-Commercial-Worlds-of-Reality. Take One”

Oy Vey. I have been reading parenting blogs lately. They are sometimes really fun to read but at times I get really sick of the: Bragging Blogs “my child is an angelic bundle of cherubic innocence who, oh by the way, is working on her fourth language before the age of 4″  Psh. Whatever. My … Continue reading

You know you’re a parent when…

I love lists. I think it’s time for a new one. Voila! Here we go! “Simply Bekah’s You Know You’re A Parent When (YKYAPW) List!” You spend an inordinate amount of time monitoring, talking about, cleaning up or encouraging bathroom habits that are not your own. You get surprised in the shower and end up … Continue reading

This is lunch. Take it or Leave it.

  Oh, food battles. How they tire me. Do you ever feel like your kid is going to survive solely on air and Nilla Wafers? Yeah. We have that problem here too. Food is a battle at times and not just for Diva, for me as well. I was an impossibly picky eater as a … Continue reading

“Pregnancy is Unethical?!”:

Originally posted on The United Families International Blog:
Ann Bailey Pregnancy is unethical.  Bet you didn’t know that.  Anna Smajdor, an ethicist at the UK’s University of East Anglia, believes that being pregnant for nine months  and then delivering  the child is too risky, painful and socially restrictive to subject women to it any longer.  …

The Enduring Adventures of Potty Princess and Paisley the Dog.

I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaack! It has been awhile since I posted, the holidays were crazy busy and so many things were taking up my time. I started off my new year with resolutions, like half the world, and here they are: Pay down my car loan and pay off my credit card. (Doable) Write something I am … Continue reading

Of Muffin Papers, Burned Cookies and Toilet Trauma

Is it the weekend yet? No? Still Monday? Criminey! As the parent of a toddler, routine is something that is a fact of life. It helps keep Diva on the ball and Lord only knows it assists in the search for my sanity. We love our routines. Every Monday, for example, we bake muffins. It’s … Continue reading

“No ma’am! No Nap! BAD MOMMY!”

Today has been not just a day of remembrance and service due to be Veterans Day. In the Diva McKidlet household it has also been a “No good, not funny, very bad day!” Why? We turned off the TV. Caught up on laundry and general domestic merriment AND We re-instituted naptime. ( I know, I know. TERRIBLE … Continue reading

Traditional or Liberated? Stress, Women and June Cleaver.

Recently, I got pretty sick. Not your standard fall flu but drop-down, exhaustion, migraine, emotionally-draining sick. I was told by the lovely little Dougie Houser M.D. that it was something related to an “Acute Stress Reaction.” (I still don’t know what that is!) He recommended that I do my best to remove some stress from … Continue reading

What is Parenting…25 Tips Take 1

So much has happened in the last few weeks. I will play catch up when I am done catching up to my life. I have stories, y’all. Epic stories. Today, however, let’s play the definition game. I’m in grad school, I am pre-programmed to not only define everything I see, I also must identify what … Continue reading

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