Therapeutic Posts and Parenting Archive


I Am Pregnant With My Fifth Child

I Am Pregnant With My Fifth Child When you have not posted a blog post in three months . . . how do you make a comeback?  Maybe with the tagline, “Pregnant!” Not really a word I thought I would be tagging directly following, my ever so enlightening, post on How To Remove


Sesame-Crusted Tuna with Ginger Cream

Four Hungry Boys Taste Test Sesame-Crusted Tuna with Ginger Cream I have this girlfriend and she is my BFFL or best friend for life.  For some of us, the middle school age girl in us never dies even though we try so hard to smother her.  Years ago when Hotness and I


Puffy Snowman Craft and Old School Snow Days

Puffy Snowman and Snow Days Remember two weeks ago I wrote a, “What I think is cool on Wednesday” blog?  Yeah, me either.  I had to go back and re-read the post I wrote.  Well, here I am again . . . on a Wednesday . . . after a loooooooong weekend.


Easy Quick Pizza Dough

Easy Quick Pizza Dough I approach the receptionist of the SPCA and filled with excitement say, “we are here to check out the three lab-mix dogs we saw on your website, Caramel, Bea, and Paisley!”  The receptionist quickly answers with, “I believe all these dogs have adoptions pending.”  Well, damn. I turn


Penne with Broccoli and Balsamic Butter

Penne with Broccoli and Balsamic Butter It has been a helluva day.  Trying to find my inner chi I decide to workout, T 25 style.  The boys join in.  We began to laugh together as we do squats.  Just as I begin to feel the rush of “feel good” endorphins, my stress


Homemade Fish Sticks and Petechiae

Homemade Fish Sticks and Petechiae Sunday morning the older boys woke up and went directly downstairs to play their precious video games. I lay in bed coming off of a parental high. You know, those rare family fun days where everyone is happy? The days when you truly enjoy living in the


Golden Child and Golden Chicken

Golden Child and Golden Chicken Do you have a child who was a great baby, skipped the threenage years, breezed through the first years of elementary school and makes your life as a mother easier, you know, a Golden Child?  If you have more than one child, you know what I am


Baked Tacos and Self-Care

Baked Tacos and Self-Care The day starts off with Boy #1 going on a play date.  Boy #2 is not happy about this. “He will probably get to play video games. That’s not fair because it is not the weekend!” I hate f’ing video games!! The constant arguing over what game to play together,


14 Reasons I am Done Having Kids & Corn Dog Casserole

14 Reasons I Am Done Having Kids and Corn Dog Casserole I was elated when I became a mother eight years ago.  Then I was blessed again, then again, then again. If I was continuing on with my baby trend, I would be pregnant and preparing for a new baby this fall. All


Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrot Cake Recipe and Freeing Myself From Personal Expectations On Easter Sunday, curled up under the covers, in bed, I was debating whether to attend church or not.  I have not attended church since I attempted to go on Christmas Eve, which did not end well.  The church was at capacity and we could not enter