Toddler + Beige Carpet + Paint Extravaganza = No Mess, No Fear…actually F-U-N!

My kid likes paint. It’s a pretty bold statement to make, but it is, in fact, true. Diva is attracted to paint almost as much as Paisley-the-dog is attracted to the couch. That being said, Diva would paint all day if I let her. If she turns out to be a mini-Picasso, I have a … Continue reading

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

You Are Cordially Invited…to a Chicken Pox Exposure Party. Please RSVP.

OK. So my invite didn’t say that. It actually said: “Carly* has the chicken pox and we wanted to invite you over for a pox party tomorrow morning from 9am-noon for some controlled exposure and snacks and fun! Let me know if you guys can make it, we’d love to see you!” *name has been … Continue reading

Tales of Child and Dog: More Muffin Calamity

This is a short story of the adventures of Diva and her precious pooch Paisley:   Diva loves Muffins. Particularly blueberry muffins. She had a muffin with lunch. Paisley (the dog) was eyeing the muffin. Paisley probably had never tried a blueberry muffin this delicious. Diva looked away. Paisley leaped. The muffin fell. Paisley snatched … Continue reading

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

The Pregnancy Pact: A Reaction

This is from my old pregnancy/infant blog and I am slowly but surely combining the two! Original post date: January 2010 I just watched the “Pregnancy Pact” movie on Lifetime and I don’t know what to think. Not really. I mean, its spurs such a variety of emotions in me. I am flabbergasted as to … 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

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