Mom Fail Friday

The One Where She Was Terrified…And I Liked It

Lorelai is a unique kid. When I tell people about her, they think she sounds like any normal 4-year-old girl. Then they meet her. And ask why I’m not just exhausted all the time. (For the record, I totally am.) She’s more like a supercharged, high speed 4-year-old boy. She is exuberant. She is in […]

Mom Fail Friday

The One Where I – Gasp – Buy Halloween Costumes

Growing up, my mother made all our Halloween costumes. I was a camera while my brother went as a roll of film and my sister was a photograph—a creative set of costumes my mother made from a cardboard box, among other things. I was a witch (a costume my girls still wear)—3 times! And, I […]

Mom Fail Friday

The One Where I Break Her Heart – Again and Again

Here’s the thing—I get that the choices I make have consequences. And, I fully understand all of the consequences resulting from my divorce. This decision was the best thing for me and the princess—we were not in a healthy or safe environment. But, it still had consequences. Like the fact that since the princess was […]

Mom Fail Friday

The One Where They Should Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Yes, yes, I know. I know it’s best to teach by example. But, I’m 33 years old and full of bad habits my girls shouldn’t imitate. Like, my deep love for Reese’s peanut butter shapes. Or, my total addiction to Sunkist’s orange soda. My nightly bubble bath? I’d gladly teach them that one, if only […]

Mom Fail Friday

The One Where She Slept in the Closet

Alternate Title: The One Where I Lost A Kid Our evening ritual is controlled chaos. Dinner finishes too late. Baths & showers are sometimes squeezed in before brushing teeth, getting pajamas and tucking the girls into bed. Typically, one of usI will finish work or clean up dinner while the other supervises the bedtime process. […]

Mom Fail Friday

The One Where I Play Helicopter Mom

Our family has been gluten free for 4 years—you’ll notice that is the age of my youngest daughter. She was diagnosed with celiac disease as a baby—a very sick, very tiny baby. At 9 months old, Lorelai weighed in at 14 pounds. That tends to make a momma coddle a child, just a bit. It’s […]

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