About FairyTaleMom

My name is Mom. I live in Fairy Tale Land with a Pirate, a Fairy and the Princess. My job duties include: head cook, Chief Executive of Laundry Operations, Vacuum Maintenance Engineer, Chief of Picking up Random objects and Primary Sherpa. I spend a great deal of time carrying sparkly, sequined, glitter covered tutus and miscellaneous dance shoes for the Princess. I long for moments of quiet and a mani/pedi. Trying to strike a balance between being a grown up and being a good mom.
Website: http://fairytalemom.com
FairyTaleMom has written 52 articles so far, you can find them below.


Deal Alert with a Road Trip Preview

Before I left for the Great American Road Trip, I had about 6 hours to spend in Chicago at BlogHer 2013. Now, some people may advise against traveling 6 hours to spend 6 hours at parties the night before a very early departure for a lengthy road trip, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity […]

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Great American Road Trip – Car Sanity

I had this beautiful vision in my head of our road trip. We could all listen to audio books and sing road trip songs and engage in family games… Then I woke up and realized that this group of kids doesn’t get along in the car for the 20 minutes it takes us to get […]

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Great American Road Trip, but backwards

You know that moment when you throw a pen across the room in frustration and it may or may not hit someone? Yea, me neither… Anyway a moment of great frustration overwhelmed me and I nearly cancelled The Great American Road Trip. I couldn’t get the dates and hotels to work out. I couldn’t get […]

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Great American Road Trip – The Packing

I am a list maker. I have a running grocery list. I have a list of projects to complete at home, a list of gifts to buy, a list of sizes that the kids wear at the moment. I have a list of things I need to a girl’s weekend get away in 5 months. […]

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Great American Road Trip: The Itinerary

After the concept, it was time to start real planning. We looked at the map. We debated and debated and thought about eliminating some stops. But, after it was all over (hours and hours later) we were sold on this ridiculously long journey. We have exactly 11 days to cover 4 time zones, 13 states, […]

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Great American Road Trip: The Plan

The Fairy Tale Family is planning a trip. I am, along with NBF, packing up the teen, the tween and the littlest (8) and heading off for the Wild Wild West. We will leave our fair city of Indianapolis on a Thursday night and visit Mount Rushmore, Devil’s Tower, Yellowstone, Alcatraz, the Grand Canyon and […]

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