Mama Maria

There’s a new catch phrase in our house. Mama-Maria. It is usually used as an exclamation and at the top of the kids’ lungs.  We don’t know anyone named Maria.  My kids have never called me momma.  How did these two get put together to begin my kids’ go-to phrase?  Funny you should ask. About…

Messy Kids/Messy House

I grew up in a messy house.  My mom would have rather played with us kids than clean.  I can remember making tent forts, having floor picnics, tea parties, and even playing Pilgrims and Indians on my parents’ bed (the bed was the Mayflower… LOL).  I would rather play with my kids then clean.There, I…

Mommy’s Vacation

“It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark… and we’re wearing sunglasses” Mommy was on vacation in Chicago.  Granted, it was for work.  But it was three days with no cartoons, no one opening the shower curtain and no one interrupting me in the…

My Kids Are Old School

My kids are so old-school.  I just realized this recently.They watch Scooby Doo, Flintstones, Tom and Jerry.  They have even sat and watched I Love Lucy reruns with me.  Seriously. I have three year olds who watch the stuff I watched growing up… and ask to watch it. It doesn’t stop there.  We have a few games…

Three Year Olds

I was always told that the Terrible Twos were so bad. That during that stage they would throw tantrums, be hellions, assert their independence, etc. No one mentioned the threes. The threes are making me nuts. The threes are making me insane. The threes are making my question why I wanted kids. The threes are…

That’s My Mommy!

Since having kids, occasionally there are moments that just stop my cold in my tracks and make my heart hurt… in a good way.  A few weeks ago, Nana and I took the kids to a local teaching farm for a baby animal festival.  The kids loved it.  So much so, Miss Morgan threw herself…