Stay-at-home Mom Problems: Grocery Shopping


Some days you take what you can get. Even if the only alone time you had this week was a few minutes in the produce aisle. Sometimes when I go to the grocery store and the boys are at home with Dad, I pick the longest line on purpose just get a few more moments […]

Why I Don’t Want to Time Travel Back to the ’90s


The other day Wade told me he was pretending to time travel back to the 1990s. Huh? I don’t know where that came from, but I told him I wasn’t coming. I lived through them once and didn’t care to go back. Here’s why: 1. Rolled jeans – Why did we think it was flattering […]

Why You Can’t Stay Up Until 9 o’clock


“Mom, it’s Friday. Can we stay up until nine?” “No.” “But it isn’t a school night.” “Um, well, it was a long week, and you’re extra tired, and I want you to get a good night’s rest because tomorrow is Saturday.” “Yeah, it’s SATURDAY. No school.” “You can’t enjoy your day off if you’re tired.” […]

Top 10 Craziest Things that Happened in My House This Week No. 3


1. Wade is “in love” with a little girl from church. After AWANA awards Wednesday night he asked her to marry him. She ran away and hid her face in her dad’s arm. 2. We met a band of pirates at the Tulip Festival in Holland. 3. David dressed up and danced like a Russian […]

Top 10 Craziest Things That Happened in my House Last Week (No. 2)


1. Wade decided on his own that the Easter Bunny isn’t real. So I asked if he thought Santa Claus was real. “Yeah, because he’s a person, but rabbits don’t like candy. That’s just crazy. Duh.” 2. I was talking to Wade on the phone. When he got tired of talking to me, instead of […]

Top 10 Craziest Things that Happened in My House Last Week (No. 1)


1. Wade “cleaned” the bathroom with toothpaste. An entire, brand new tube of toothpaste. It was all over the counter, vanity, wall and bathtub. The sink is now completely plaque free. 2. We tried the Waffle Taco from Taco Bell. I was curious. I mean, it has bacon in it. How can anything with bacon […]

Never Take a Mom to this Restaurant or The Post in Which I Reveal how Boring We Are


Our family of four — one stay-at-home mom, one work-from-home dad and two boys — spent most of January marooned inside the house together thanks to one relentless snowstorm after the other. By the end of the month I was desperate for a break from the constant wrestling matches on the floor in front of […]