Dear PAW Patrol: I’ve Got a Few Questions

Dear PAW Patrol: I’ve Got a Few Questions

To be totally honest, as far as childrenā€™s television goes, PAW Patrol is not so bad. The storylines are entertaining enough, the dogs are cute, and the ever-important themes of trying your best and working hard run rampant. That being said, watching this show on a fairly regular basis has started to get me wondering about a few things, and I felt that a blog post would be a good place to get them off my chest.

I Dropped My Baby off at Daycare and Went on Dates for a Week

I Dropped My Baby off at Daycare and Went on Dates for a Week

When you live in a city without retired parents to help take care of your kids, daycare is a lifesaver. When you have time off of work, and want to squeeze in a few day dates with your husband, daycare is also a lifesaver. I didn't always understand this, but I do now. Back when [...]

What Do I Have to be Thankful For? A Lot. A Lot. A Lot.

What Do I Have to be Thankful For? A Lot. A Lot. A Lot.

This past year has given me so much to be thankful for. I'm so thankful that I want to shout it from the top of a mountain. But I don't have a mountain. I have a blog page and the Internet. I write blogs. That's what I do. And today's top story, in Kayla Young's world, reads something like this: (You'll have to click to find out šŸ˜‰ )

Why My One Year Old Still Has 0-3 Month Old Clothes in His Closet

Why My One Year Old Still Has 0-3 Month Old Clothes in His Closet

What is the household chore you hate the most? Scrubbing the toilets? Cleaning hair out of the shower drain? These ones are bad, but I'd take 'em any day over the one that consistently leaves me a weepy, sobbing mess before, during and after its completion.

The Ten Commandments of Adulthood

The Ten Commandments of Adulthood

Last week, I turned 29 years old. I am starting to realize that I no longer really fit into the category of "Young Adult" and have officially graduated into the territory of "Regular Adult", which is sometimes just referred to as "Adult". This is kind of terrifying to me, because I have recently learned that, [...]

Finding My Way Back (The Story of an Aspiring Runaway)

Finding My Way Back (The Story of an Aspiring Runaway)

Did you ever run away when you were a kid? I was catching a ride home with one of my coworkers the other day, and she told me about theĀ time when her son announced to her and her husbandĀ that he had finally had enough and was moving on. He packed his bags and headed to [...]

Choosing My Own Adventure (The Story of an Aspiring Decision Maker)

Choosing My Own Adventure (The Story of an Aspiring Decision Maker)

When I was in the third grade, I spent the better part of the year obsessed with those ā€œChoose Your Own Adventureā€ books. Obviously, these books have mass appeal, because there are hundreds, if not thousands, of them out there, on just about any topic you can imagine. At first, the idea of being the author [...]

I Used To Call You On My Cell Phone (My List of Dos and Don’ts for Sitting on Hold)

I Used To Call You On My Cell Phone (My List of Dos and Don’ts for Sitting on Hold)

Anyone who knows meĀ even on the most basic level canĀ tell you that one of my greatest nemesis on this earth is the telephone.Ā Essentially the only people who I will forego my "no telephone" rule forĀ are my grandparents and my mom. Generally speaking, I have a difficult time navigating my way through conversations when I can't [...]

The Aspring Sleeper: My Failed Attempts at Getting a Full 8 Hours

The Aspring Sleeper: My Failed Attempts at Getting a Full 8 Hours

Last night, I slept like a baby. Please let me be clear about what I mean by that. I am not referring to the sweet sleep of a newborn who can snooze through the sound of you interrogating your mom about diaper rashes on speakerphone while vacuuming and watching Law and Order (SVU, obviously). What [...]

15 Tips I Wish I Would Have Found When I Was Pregnant

15 Tips I Wish I Would Have Found When I Was Pregnant

If you are pregnant or have had a baby, you have scoured the Internet for all of the tips and tricks that will help you to survive pregnancy/choose the most useful baby registry items/pack the ultimate hospital bag/find natural and effective recipes and magic spells to induce labor/avoid pooping on the delivery table/pick the most [...]