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Sasha Banks

Sasha Banks

I have loved professional wrestling for as long as I can remember. Since the days of Saturday programming where I dreamed of being like Sunny, but with the capability to kick someone’s ass for real. My first heartbreak came at the hands of Hulk Hogan, long before he made the most awkward sex tape ever, and got himself banned from…

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As a thirty-five-year-old woman striving to live with the integrity of a disney princess, I can no longer look around and wait for the adult in the room to step forward when someone is looking for them.I am supposed to be an adult. I have to actually adult. For someone who takes on responsibility like a martyr in a zombie…

August is Coming.

August is Coming.

      The Energy in the Universe right now is insane. Have you felt it? This heavy feeling I keep trying to wipe away. I feel like Ricky Bobby from Talladega Nights when he thinks he is on fire. “HELP ME JESUS, HELP ME JEWISH GOD, HELP ME ALLAH, HELP ME TOM CRUISE, USE YOUR WITCHCRAFT ON ME TO…

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Power

Walking outside today is like being inside a real-life storybook. I was reminded of that feeling I would get as a little girl on a perfect blue sky day. That feeling that you are just a small charcter in a story written by God. A beautiful human being walking around in this marvelous setting he created. I love these days. Spring…

You’re Pretty.

You’re Pretty.

I can’t understand the attack on Princesses in our modern girl raising times. I get that we want our girls to grow into strong, smart capable woman. What I don’t get is how princess became a bad word at the same time. Watching the Disney princesses evolve from Cinderella to Moana has been one of my greatest joys. It is…

Hey Kid I’ll Bring the Ice Cream.

Hey Kid I’ll Bring the Ice Cream.

I listen to Wayne Dyer, Rumi, Ram Das, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Anne Lamott most recently. The one thing all these teachers have drilled into my head is that you have to heal something referred to as the inner child. I get how lame that sounds. I grew up in the early nineties for god sake. The cabinets got smaller…

Your Heart is Three Dimensional and Other A-ha Moments.

Your Heart is Three Dimensional and Other A-ha Moments.

Remnants of motherhood are scattered around my cream “Debbie Does Dallas” leather sofa. Don’t judge me too harshly, it was the floor model and more than half the price of the chocolate one I wanted. A Biddy Baby American girl doll named Rachel, whose black painted on hair is scratched and worn with the love I hoped for her as…

Winter

Winter

I took a season off from blogging , because I was waiting for what my new normal would bring, and I’m not into expressing my melancholy and struggles in such an open forum. My growth never comes from expelling all that raw, fiery emotion to anyone but my physical journal. Winter is here, and after a contemplative and productive Fall I feel stable…

Fight for the Fairy Tale

Fight for the Fairy Tale

My house is untidy. I want to say disgusting, but I’m doing this new thing where I try really hard to not apply my perfectionist standards to everything. So the word disgusting really does not apply here.  There is no ring of soap scum on my shower, and the kitchen floor was mopped yesterday by a very handsome man with…

Learn To Stay

Learn To Stay

I am practicing this concept I heard on a Pema Chodran book I recently finished listening to. Learn to Stay. For about a year now I have been losing a relationship that was a major piece of my history. For months the wound is still so fresh that when I think about it I feel pulsating aches from my stomach…

Simply Become Who You Are.

Simply Become Who You Are.

I live in a metaphorical battle. A story happening deep on the inside of who I am fit for a science fiction novel.  A power shift is about to go down in here, and every day I  am aware of this mystical crusade going on between the last bits of what society considers normal vs the eccentric nut job who…

Parenting, the Days are Long the Years are Short.

Parenting, the Days are Long the Years are Short.

I  sit in the middle of perfect chaos and beg to tuck all of it away in my mind. Nestle  it quickly into the crevices of my soul so I will never forget. I never want to forget these days of following after a toddler monster through the halls of the children’s museum. Breathless, and nervous that he will crash…

Be F**king Kind to Each Other

Be F**king Kind to Each Other

**This post is in no way meant to victim blame. Rape is never the victims fault. This post is simply meant to be awareness that as a society we are not doing enough in the prevention column. Before I reached my thirteenth birthday there were a few things I knew about going to parties from my Parents. Dad: “Never take…

Feeling Bad About Feeling Bad.

Feeling Bad About Feeling Bad.

One of the hardest things for me to contend with is allowing myself to feel my feelings. Before accupuncture I was doing a wonderful job of not even realizing what I was feeling. I learned to shut myself completely off from feeling any emotions. As a thirteen-year-old I was quick to feel things. I was even voted most emotional in my…

Needles and Bird Feeders

Needles and Bird Feeders

Here is part two in my Spirit Awakens series. If you need to catch up on the first part of this story just click here. So after my nothing is in your face Mrs. Areal cat scan results I decided to go to acupuncture. Acupuncture sounded much better to me than sitting in an MRI for an hour. I’m not…

The Spirit Awakens

The Spirit Awakens

This post is the first in a series. The story is long and ongoing, but I felt compelled today to start to share it. Before we start I want to share a few things about my spirituality with you. I believe in God. However, I do not believe in one religion to channel his presence. I like to call him a…

WCW: Mae

WCW: Mae

  I woke up this morning thirty minutes later than usual. On days where the Hubbs heads into Boston for work that means there is no time to lay in bed and say my prayers before heading out for my morning walk. Today I had to shoot out of bed and lace up my need to be replaced sneakers and hit the…

Middle Child

Middle Child

Today I felt like a bad Mother. Not for the  typical reasons one might think a stay at home mom would think she is a bad mother. I was a badass stay at home mother today;I baked muffins, made an obstacle course, snuggled up and watched Bubble Guppies, had a lively dance party that included twirling ,and put a ream…

Cincinatti Zoo Tragedy

Cincinatti Zoo Tragedy

 A devastating accident caused the death of a Gorilla named Harambee at the Cincinnati zoo this weekend.  A curious four-year-old found a way to get into the gorilla enclosure.  He got himself dragged around by a 400-pound gorilla, and got the gorilla killed. Everyone seems to have an opinion about who is to blame. The zoo for not having the enclosure…

What to Read This Summer.

What to Read This Summer.

I know Spring just got here for us East Coasters, but as I sit on my back porch apricating, baby monitor by my side I feel inspired to share some easy, entertaining summer reads. Gillian Flynn: Gillian Flynn is the kind of author who gives me story envy . She is hands down my favorite thriller writer of all time. Every…

Motherhood From Where I Sit.

Motherhood From Where I Sit.

 Something about the Spring seems to make kids grow faster. As soon as Spring finally dug her heels in and decided to stay all three of my babies leveled up into new phases of life. My last baby is stepping into toddler-hood. His vocabulary has grown exponentially. This week alone he has added several words to his Mama, Dada, Sister, Brother, and…

The Lost Art of Class

The Lost Art of Class

* Stupid pictures like the one above really interfere with my quest for inner peace. All my Wayne Dyer, and Hay House teachings go right out the window. I hope you enjoy or hate all my judgments about girls and inappropriate clothes. I have a serious problem with the length of shorts in 2016. Not because I am afraid some…

This Girl Talks Wrestling.

This Girl Talks Wrestling.

One of the things people find most surprising about me is my adoration for professional wrestling. I was introduced to it by my parents who never missed a PPV, and it just stuck. I mean really every hypothetical famous person fantasy I have ever had centers around me as wrestler.  Her name is Faith, and she is originally the Undertaker…

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STOP LIKING OPEN LETTERS ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

Today I am up on my soap box talking about open letters on social media. If me screaming in the title didn’t already tell you that. These testaments of inadequacy that people feel the need to write to explain themselves to people who are going to continue to judge them anyway make me insane!! The thing about people is, no one…

Ambition Through the Ages.

Ambition Through the Ages.

    From the ripe age of four years old I was enthralled with all things criminal. The first crime story that caught my eye was the Amy Fisher case. I would sit by the unsupervised television in my playroom and watch the news with anticipation for tid bits from the trial. That Lifetime movie with Alyssa Melano was a…

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It Feels Like Home to Me.

 I’m back in School, which is another post in itself, but I don’t think I am feeling authentic enough to write it yet. I wanted to share the paper I turned in for a writing assignment. The task was to describe your ideal home. I am hoping this assignment did a little manifesting, because as soon as Uncle Jassy goes…

God Has No Religion.

God Has No Religion.

I was raised in the Catholic Church by Portuguese immigrants. You may wonder why the Portuguese immigrant part makes a difference. Well, here is just one example for you. My Grandmother had the Holy Spirit come to her house yearly. He comes in the form of a crown and scepter. He is placed in the Jesus room. Yes, I did…

When I Hear Music

When I Hear Music

I have been listening to ALOT of Wayne Dyer lately. I have to say I love hi,m and all the the things he says. He has validated things I have felt for a long time, but we disagree on one thing. His ideas about Music. Wayne says that Rap music has a low energy field. That it weakens you. I…

How to Deal with The Polar Vortex in Your Life.

How to Deal with The Polar Vortex in Your Life.

“8 Toxic People to Remove From Your Life.”  I can save you the trouble of reading it and let you know the count down. 1. Judgmental people 2. Envious people 3. Control Freaks 4. Arrogant People 5. People who love to be the Victim 6. Negative Nancies 7. Liars 8. Gossipers. Now these articles get on my nerves  for a…

Oh Shit.

Oh Shit.

I am a firm believer that sadness, resentment, and disappointment are all feelings that we choose. Some things are for real sad, catastrophicly sad, Earth shattering zombie apocalypse sad ,and we should be sad about them for as long as we need to be in order to move on from them. However, most things are just a little bit sad,…

Mine.

Mine.

I do not like to share my children. To the point that I want to pull OG out of school and home school the rest of the year, because I find  his first grade experience thus far to be lack luster. My child does not need to spend 6 hours in a loveless place. My Dad offered to hang with…

People Without Kids.

People Without Kids.

There are two different kinds of people without kids. Assholes, and non assholes. I respect peoples choices to not have children. Children are not for everyone. HOWEVER, Allow me to share with you something in the clearest way possible. Until you have kids You don’t know shit about life with kids. I would love to smack these bouncy little twenty…

A Real Life Oprah Ah Ha Moment.

A Real Life Oprah Ah Ha Moment.

Today was one of those days when a revelation comes rushing at you. The blog. I started the blog because some version of myself living in my head is smart as fuck. The one who must sit in there ,constantly rolling her eyes at all the dumb ass things we do. The one who knows how to get to where…

The Mommy Wars will Never End.

The Mommy Wars will Never End.

I hate this. We have this idea of ending the Mommy Wars,but we never ever will. Because of shit like this. This picture is a bold face lie. Regardless of your faith most people would call humanity a miracle, but it is bullshit when you tell me a kid is not a problem, burden, nuisance, ect. This morning I had…

I Live for Myself.

I Live for Myself.

When we do movie night we have to do a double feature. Lady Baby gets first choice, and she is all about Rapunzel these days. Listening to the tune “Mother Knows Best” The Hubbs says “Can you imagine having a mother like that?” I said sure. I know a lot of Parents who never wanted their kids to leave the…

So You Want to be a Stay at Home Mom?

So You Want to be a Stay at Home Mom?

There are going to be days when you want to grab your purse and run away. Who am I kidding, I do not even have a real purse anymore. I traded that in for a backpack, which is a very functional thing when you are hanging out with little kids all day.  You can store away snacks, diapers, toys, and…

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

If you haven’t seen Inside Out you should. In the movie all the emotions Anger, Joy, Fear, and Disgust are inside the main characters brain responding to situations, and storing memories. In my own head I have always pictured all the versions of myself living in my brain, responding to situations. 4 Year old Janika with her sweet and compassionate…

Step Back to go Forward.

Step Back to go Forward.

I have been going through a social media step back. I don’t know if you ever have those times in your life when you need to disengage from your social media and watch the real lines of your life come back into a solid view. I love Social Media. I love being able to see an old elementary school friend…

Kittens Make Everything Better.

Kittens Make Everything Better.

OG claims to adore football. He has posters, hats, shirts, foot ball cards for days, and a Nerf football he keeps on his special shelves. Nothing is cuter then watching him cheer for his Dads favorite football team. Even if that team is the Miami Dolphins. Mind you, when a game is actually on he is bored out of his…

Compassion is so Last Season.

Compassion is so Last Season.

 I had a social media friend post a pic of a sticker on a Walmart door that was basically reminding you not to forget your baby in the hot car. People were pretty positive they would never do such a thing, and were asking who could possibly forget the baby in the car other than a bad parent. This got…

Go the F to Sleep.

Go the F to Sleep.

Oh man. Last Baby has been giving us a run for our money in the sleep department. The little shit has just been rolling around his crib for first nap, sleeping for an hour and a half for second nap, and getting up every few hours at night. I have no idea what it is. It could be a sleep…

I Am Not My Hair.

I Am Not My Hair.

As a little girl my Mom kept my hair as long as she possibly could. My second grade school picture my long straight black hair is down to my waist. I hated every minute of this long hair situation. Mostly because my Mom treated my head like it was not attached to any nerve endings. When I was in fifth…

Ten Reasons I Love My Husband.

Ten Reasons I Love My Husband.

 Today is my 8 year wedding Anniversary! At this time 8 years ago I was sitting in a salon chair getting my veil secured to my head. I have had some trouble figuring out when to write lately. I have traded in my 5am pump for some sleep, and I have left you guys lonely. Since I am being a…

Find Something Real to Fight for.

Find Something Real to Fight for.

 I am high on my soap box today homies. Today is one of those discouraging social media days. The days when you scroll down your news feed and see 15 posts in a row about Tom Brady’s suspension being overturned. What I can’t possibly understand is why people find the need to care so much that they feel the urge…

Real Wedding Advice.

Real Wedding Advice.

So many of my loves are getting engaged. I went in search of my engagement ring from the rush of nostalgia it has all brought on. In a week or so I will celebrate my 8th marriage anniversary. I know to all the 15 plus year people you are rolling your eyes like ” Ohhh 8 years what a big…

Benefits of Book Club.

Benefits of Book Club.

*This post contains some book recommendations if you are in the market for a new story. When OG was just born an old work friend asked if I wanted to join her book club. I have always loved to read. Books where my first best friend. Spending a lot of years in elementary school as the bullied kid  really ups…

These are the Days of My Life.

These are the Days of My Life.

My favorite days are the days when we don’t leave the house. When we all stay in our pajamas, and if we need to change due to a science experiment going a bit bonkers  we just change into more pajamas. There is in hour in time where the costumes burst out of their toy chest. A chase ensues around the…

Maybe it could Stay Summer just a little Longer?

Maybe it could Stay Summer just a little Longer?

School is a week away! For every god awful please start an iv line full of vodka day there has been this summer there were more of  those days that the sun seemed to be shining from inside my house. OG will get on the bus, walk into his class room, and start his elementary school journey. His first year…

Why does this Matter?

Why does this Matter?

I am a fan of this whole boys embracing girls stuff era. I like that we are not being harpies about gender. The unfortunate part of this move towards androgyny is the boys will now be forced to suffer the dreaded cattiness of  fashion comparison. The ball keeps on rolling toward a world full of shit that doesn’t matter. The…

Season Wars

Season Wars

It is seasonal Facebook fight time. The people tiered of the New England summer, riddled with thick humidity, and bad hair days enters the dog days. School is only a week away, and we forget that summer is not technically over until September 21. People start craving boots, tights, and pumpkin flavored everything. The posts about being excited for the…

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Profound Thoughts on Sunflowers.

I love sunflowers. I love the way the orange and yellow combine to make a near perfect color. The way the center looks like the perfect place to see a honey bee keeping the world alive. Sunflowers are about the only flower that can make my heart ache with sadness when they die. They get so sad. The once cheerful…

Small Changes Still Make a Difference.

Small Changes Still Make a Difference.

I love my Fitbit. I am really good at taking steps. Most weeks a group of us do a work week hustle. The point is to see who takes the most steps in a work week. This week has been a tight race for first. Yesterday OG had his first grade meet and greet. After wards a group of first grade…

The Consequences of Laundry.

The Consequences of Laundry.

Growing up I had expectations to meet. I had to clean the bathroom until My Mom said it was clean, which was always approved by the fourth inspection. I had to get good grades. I am not talking about passing grades here either. I had to get good grades, or my life turned into a phone dessert of misery. I…

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Why Questions and Life Lessons.

I learned something very valuable from this years birthday. I learned that blogging is self care. I have this aversion to writing. Like I was always meant to do it, but it seems so scary. I tell myself a million excuses as to why I just can’t simply sit down and write. I have no time. I use the word like…

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The Dawn of the Age of Pinterest

 I love Pinterest. My heart beats with admiration every time I see one of those bento box lunches where the rice has made itself into some fun sort of animal. Even though I smile every time I see some really fun food shaped into a smile in a kids lunch box I can not free form rice into a masterpiece….

Lonely Velcro

Lonely Velcro

 Let me say that it is my Birthday week so posts might be a touch on the choppy side. I am sorry if you miss me, but absence does make the heart grow fonder right? Today I am heading to the beach solo with one of my favorite friends. No kids. Just two leo ladies soaking up some sun, on…

Yep. I Went There. “Police Brutality”

Yep. I Went There. “Police Brutality”

Yesterday a friend came over and  we were sitting on my sofa chatting about life. She asked me what I thought was going on with all these Police brutality cases. I try really hard not to watch the news especially the ones with videos of some poor woman’s child being murdered, so when my friend told me about the unarmed…

Sleep Fighters are a Real Thing.

Sleep Fighters are a Real Thing.

 I read an article once that said babies do not fight sleep. It was a real life Doctor who said this. He said that babies do not fight sleep. They just  do not know how to sleep. Ummmmmmmm wait. You’re telling me that my baby who will brush his hand over his eyes non stop when he is on the…

It’s Ok to be Sad.

It’s Ok to be Sad.

 You guys know I am pumping for Last Baby. Lord knows I talk about it enough. Well Last Weekend I woke up with a headache kicking the sides of my head open, and a definite rumble in my stomach. I was probably poisoned by the poop cilantro. Anyway it has gone around the whole house starting with OG a few…

WCW: The Older Cousin.

WCW: The Older Cousin.

  I would not consider myself impulsive. Quite the opposite really. I’m kind of uptight, and rigid. The Hubbs likes to look at me with this sparkle in his eye that looks like magic when he thinks I have done something impulsive. Like when I book a long weekend trip to visit my cousin who just moved way too far…

3 Things to Know if you Love a Leo.

3 Things to Know if you Love a Leo.

Someones birthday is coming in just 10 days!! Who you ask? Just one of the most amazing girls I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. ME! This should be no surprise that I am part of the most elite branch of the Zodiac. If you are lucky enough to love a leo here area few things you should know…

The Lost Art of Customer Service.

The Lost Art of Customer Service.

 I have high standards, and I am not talking about leaving a grammar error undetected on the blog. I am talking about for things that really matter. Like Customer Service when I go shopping. I started working at 15. I blame My Portuguese Immigrant parents who work like dogs, and my high school bff who was a year older then…

Who’s That Coming From Somewhere Up in the Sky?

Who’s That Coming From Somewhere Up in the Sky?

 I feel like walking around with a toddler and a baby in his backpack is like having your very own care bear belly badge. I feel like a ray of sunshine out in the world when I am by myself with the two littlest ones in the brood. As soon as I buckle Last baby in to his Ergo, and…

Beaky Haters be Trippin.

Beaky Haters be Trippin.

 *In our family we call a pacifier a beak. When OG was a baby my Mom started calling his pacifier a beaky. It stuck in our family. We traded in what was once a shu sha to me. ( which I had till I went into Kindergarten btw) Into the word beak. I will not take Lady Babies pacifier away…

Why Yes My Hands are Quite Full. Thank You For Noticing.

Why Yes My Hands are Quite Full. Thank You For Noticing.

 Scrolling through face book today I came across a post from a  local business that hosts kids classes and sells a slew of fun kid stuff. It is a very cute place, unfortunately I have not found a class that suits Lady Babies need to power through life, and I miss Gymboree dearly! Moving on. The Post was about questions…

WCW: Joy Turner

WCW: Joy Turner

From 2005-2009 NBC graced us with a hilarious thirty minute comedy called My Name is Earl. If you haven’t watched it yet, or just forgot how hilarious the show is don’t fret. Netflix has all the seasons available for your streaming pleasure, and if you still don’t have Netflix well thats is just crazy. My Name is Earl stars Jason  Lee…

Is that Heartburn Really Incurable, or are You Just an Asshole?

Is that Heartburn Really Incurable, or are You Just an Asshole?

 Lets preface this post with the whole I am not a Dr, and cannot tell you how to cure your heartburn, but I am a fat girl who has cured her own schpeal so peeps don’t get crazy. Before OG I was a victim of such bad heartburn I  was diagnosed with GERD, and started taking prescription medication. I got…

The Meaning of Life Found in Baby Cheeks.

The Meaning of Life Found in Baby Cheeks.

I wonder if the gods made baby cheeks pressed against your own feel like magic on purpose? If they crafted it just so when the day feels the heaviest a soft brush of sleeping baby forehead against your lips can release more tension then an hour of yoga. There is nothing sweeter than baby. I am pretty confident one of…

Iced Coffee and Perspective

Iced Coffee and Perspective

I am sipping a Hazelnut Iced coffee from a  local chain called Brewed Awakenings. I did not anticipate a delectable flavored coffee today, but The Hubbs thought it wise to bring one home. Knowing that a sip of artificially flavored caffeine would calm down my urge to run his face over with a Hummer. This morning Hubbs had to take…

Dinner Time Struggle

Dinner Time Struggle

 I got rid of cable at the beginning of the year, and for the most part it has been pretty easy. The only thing I can say I have really missed is Food Network. The Hubbs signed up for a free trial of Sling, which has a bunch of channels available to you for  around 22 dollars. One of them…

Hulkamania Cannot be Erased.

Hulkamania Cannot be Erased.

Hulk Hogan was my first love. When I was eight I cried for about an hour in the bathtub after he Lost to The Ultimate Warrior at Wrestlemania  6. Right  before he left to go make that terrible Nanny movie. I quickly rebounded onto the Undertaker, and when I think about my favorite Wrestler growing up as a kid I…

WCW: Lady Baby

WCW: Lady Baby

Lady Baby is most certainly my favorite Woman Crush Wednesday of all time. I love toddlers. I love their inability to fit their emotions in themselves. So when they are sad, mad or disappointed it comes pouring out of them and onto the floor. I love to listen to her string sentences into paragraphs. We sit on her bed together…

Wicked Lazy.

Wicked Lazy.

I am lazy.   People who know me in day to day life will read that last part, and think I am insane. They will think it isn’t true, but it is. I am wicked lazy. Most days I would rather not have to leave the bed. Especially if there is a baby in it. Babies in the bed are…

The Days are Long the Years are Short.

The Days are Long the Years are Short.

I read a lot of witty articles about Mothering young children. There is a common theme in most of the bad day ones. The days where you are in the grocery store parking lot with two crying babies, and a miserable looking 6 year old, and the old lady who walks by says “Chin up kid it wont be like…

What’s Wrong With Porn?

What’s Wrong With Porn?

There have been many times since  raising children that I  have asked Hubbs if we can go live off the grid. He always smiles at me like I am slightly crazy, and moves along in our conversation. That was until we decided to watch a  Netflix documentary called Hot Girls Wanted. The film follows five barley legal girls, or “teeny…

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Yes, I Did Just Call You Fat.

 Have you seen it yet? The Old Navy fat shaming story. Well if you missed it you can read it here,  but I will recap. Rachel Taylor a plus sized girl is shopping for a tank top to celebrate the 4th of July. She is shopping at a messy table in between a Senior and junior mean girl, when junior says….

Everybody Gets a Trophy and Other Nonsense

Everybody Gets a Trophy and Other Nonsense

This year I had an elementary school graduation, and a Kindergarten graduation. Of course in politically correct offend no one land they had to be called celebrations. “For the kids who did not get to move up a grade.” At home I told the kids it was their graduations. The majority of kids did move up a grade, but to…

Man Crush Monday: The Rock

Man Crush Monday: The Rock

Many years ago when the Rock saturated my television every Monday night for Raw I would barley notice. Not to say that I found him to be yucky, but I didn’t find him to be worth lusting over either. It wasn’t until a shaved head, and shoulder tattoo later that the Rock would make it on my elite list of…

A Few Things Jesus Would Find More Offensive than Same Sex Marriage.

A Few Things Jesus Would Find More Offensive than Same Sex Marriage.

I grew up really really Catholic. Im not talking about the occasional church goer catholic. I was an alter girl, I went to Catholic school until 12th grade,I went to church everyday during lent, Once a year my Grandmother has a big gold crown and dove septor visit her home for a week. It is deemed the holy spirt, blessed…

Dead Marshmallows and Long Drives.

Dead Marshmallows and Long Drives.

We drop off our oldest kid at away camp for two weeks every year, and take the little ones somewhere cool. Last year I woke up and impulsively decided to take an adventure to Sesame Place, which is about 4 hours away from us. We did that trip in one day. On the way home we hit New York construction…

Woman Crush Wednesday: Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Woman Crush Wednesday: Buffy The Vampire Slayer

 To celebrate my 50th blog post I decided to spend some time shouting out my lady loves. The first one being a fictional character, whom I can never get enough of. Buffy The Vampire Slayer! When Buffy originally aired it was before the DVR era. We were working with a VCR. Just using the acronym makes me feel ancient. All…

6 Sucks.

6 Sucks.

 OG Baby is a pain in the ass. More of a pain in the ass than he has been since he was a sleep fighting baby. Most days I find myself constantly telling him to stop doing the same things I have taught him not to do since he was a toddler. I am in awe of how selfish he…

Princess Power.

Princess Power.

 When I found out I was having a daughter I was slightly horrified. The word Teenager looming over my head like an anvil waiting for the perfect time to fall down and crush me. Time went on, and  I started to let my teenage dread fall to the side. I was going to have a daughter. A girl baby. When…

Somewhere  I Belong.

Somewhere I Belong.

Yesterday Hubbs and I had a  very rare opportunity to leave the house for an hour while the sun was still out. We decided to head down to the beach and get some chowder. This is Rhode Island after all. On our way to the sand I thought of my cousin who is more like my sister. She and her…

My Kids Have No College Fund.

My Kids Have No College Fund.

Standing in line this weekend at Target with my brood of children the cashier laughed and said “Wow you guys are in for it when they get to college huh? I simply said no. We do not intend to pay for college. He looked at me bewildered, as if this is something I haven’t thought through.  He smirked after his…

PMS With No Period and Other Marvels of Breast Feeding.

PMS With No Period and Other Marvels of Breast Feeding.

PMS with no period. I have no idea what kind of whack a do hormones are swirling around in my body, but holy God in heaven I am still a raging too much progesterone monster every two weeks with no period to dull the anger. I stand in front of the baking cabinet shoving chocolate chips down my throat.  I…

Man Crush Monday: Jeff Hardy

Man Crush Monday: Jeff Hardy

I grew up a hard core WWE fan. I have fallen off the wagon here and there in my life. One of those times was middle school so I missed the beginning of the attitude era. This causes me great heart ache now as I can barely sit through whatever bullshit foo foo era we are in  now. I can’t…

You’re an Asshole

You’re an Asshole

*DISCLAIMER:  Todays post is vulgar. It is also judgmental, self righteous and angry. Enjoy   Today I decided to take Lady Baby to the older kid play and learn class. She is just on the cusp of leveling up, and I wanted to see how she would do. As I pulled the door open to let her run in I…

How to Watch Orange is the New Black When You Have to Mother

How to Watch Orange is the New Black When You Have to Mother

1. Forfeit the blog post you’ re supposed to write during your morning pump and watch an episode instead. Hubbs woke up earlier then usual to come sit with me on the sofa. Usually he sleeps until the kids wake up while I write a post and pump at the kitchen table. 2. Hit up the Gym: We are members…

6 Things I learned as a First Time Kindergarten Mom.

6 Things I learned as a First Time Kindergarten Mom.

   There is only one week of school left.  Next week I will walk into a cafeteria and watch my first baby graduate Kindergarten. Long gone are the days that it was just the two of us. Spending all day together doing chores, going out on adventures, and taking mid day naps snuggled up against each other.  I am sharing…

Fathers Day Interview!

Fathers Day Interview!

It is almost that time! We get to celebrate our baby Daddies! Here is a free interview for the kids to do to make Fathers day gifts more memorable and less material. Save yourself the $3.50 for a card and just print this for free! I know my baby Daddy appreciates a $3.50 coffee over a card.

Gordon Ramsey: Man Crush Monday

Gordon Ramsey: Man Crush Monday

Todays Man Crush Monday is not delicious because he’s sexy as hell, although some people may find Gordon Ramsey to be sexy as hell. I just happen to think he looks like a Sharpei. I LOVE Ramsey’s TV personality. I have no idea what the man is like in real life, but his impeccable standards and lack of patience for…

6 Things That You Miss When You Have Lots Of Kids.

6 Things That You Miss When You Have Lots Of Kids.

1. Tv binging on the sofa half naked surrounded by snacks. The Hubbs and I are counting down the days until Orange is the New Black season three is ready to stream. We will have to watch it in broken pieces on the nights that there isn’t work to do, or I don’t fall asleep by the time I tuck…

I Am Really Good at Being Fat

I Am Really Good at Being Fat

I have been a fat girl since I was 7. I spent my elementary school years in a small catholic school where I was bullied by a pack of assholes every day up until their parents couldn’t afford to send them to catholic school anymore. They were shipped off to public school when I was in 6th grade. The big…

3  EASY Shape Activities for Young Toddlers.

3 EASY Shape Activities for Young Toddlers.

I hate when I google whatever topic I want to do this week and then add the word Toddler.  For some reason the word toddler is just tossed around freely. The ideas are either way too old for a toddler closer to two, or way to preparation intensive. I do not always have time to spend an evening taping shapes…

Vision List

Vision List

In my journals you will find pages dedicated to lists of things I want to accomplish. I have been doing this since I was a young girl. Pouring out my angsty feelings in the pages of a new Diary I had just bought myself from Hallmark. I did not know this was a power of attraction technique until I watched…

10 Things to Do With  Kids This Sumer For Less Than An Ice Coffee.

10 Things to Do With Kids This Sumer For Less Than An Ice Coffee.

The Summer. We spent long late Winter days digging ourselves out of snow drifts waiting for this! Kids home from school looking at you to fill the summer with countless adventures.  You looking at your bank account dwindling from those stupid ice dams that damaged so much more then your roof.  Here are some great places to take the kids…

I Only Feel Fat and Ugly on the Inside.

I Only Feel Fat and Ugly on the Inside.

I only feel ugly on the inside. When I have a list of things a pile high that I want to accomplish.  Fumbling around the house with a million projects at the starting point. I only feel fat on the inside. I can feel the weight of the tasks transforming into rolled up skin and circling my body. Looking for…