Would Your Kid Survive in a REAL(ish) Mommy War?

– Posted in: First World Problems, Okay That's Funny, Parenting, Stuff I Probably Shouldn't be Thinkin'
Saddle up those high horses and get your Judgy McJudgy helmets on...

The mommy wars. Cruise Facebook for more than 10 minutes, and you'll find a thread that does at least one of the following: Makes a grand proclamation about how children should be raised. Refutes said grand proclamation about how children should be raised. Calls for an end to war between mommies who make proclamations about [...]

20 Things in my Life that are (Almost) EXACTLY the Same as When I was in College

– Posted in: Getting Older, Okay That's Funny, Parenting, Tammy Thinks
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As I was eating pre-cut mangos straight out of the package today, it occurred to me that my life with the husband and kids in suburbia-land isn't looking all that different than it did when I was in college. Sure, I have three new roommates and two are minors, but, then again, in college I changed [...]

What I Do All Day. Really.

– Posted in: Blogging Betties Podcast, Cleaning, Elfie, Family, First World Problems, Forgetting, Mouths of Babes, Okay That's Funny, Parenting, Tammy Thinks, Time
What I really do all day

I was cleaning up the kitchen the other night, and as I cursed my husband under my breath because he'd messed up the stove again, I stopped short, realizing what a jerk I was since he'd actually taken the time to cook. Whereas cooking for me looks a lot like melting cheese on tortillas and [...]

5 Things That Have Changed Since You Watched Grease

– Posted in: Beauty, Bullying, Elfie, Getting Older, Growing Up, Mean People, Mouths of Babes, Movies, Nevada, Okay That's Funny, Parenting, Things To Do with Kids, Unsolicited Advice, Women's Issues
Grease the Movie

The other night, we all sat down and watched Grease. As far as my husband, Tenzin, is concerned, it’d be embarrassing to become a full-grown U.S. American without being able to sing along to "Summer Lovin'" and "You're the One That I Want" (and no, it's his brother who's gay...) Anyway, it became pretty clear [...]

Super-Easy, Last-Minute Ways to Make Thanksgiving Adorable

– Posted in: Holidays, Okay That's Funny, Things To Do with Kids, Uncategorized
Super-easy, last-minute Thanksgiving decorations from stuff in your house

So if you're anything like me (lame), you didn't go on Pinterest a month ago, look for Thanksgiving decorations, and use a variety of multi-media projects to make Turkey day look like some Norman Rockwell-esque picture out of Martha Stewart magazine. No, you got to Tuesday, or maybe even Thursday, and said, "Oh crap, it [...]

Ten Things a Kid Should Never Say at the End of July

– Posted in: Mouths of Babes, Okay That's Funny, Parenting, The Kids are Killing Me, Vacation, Worst Mom Randomness
10 things a kid should never say at the end of July

1. I'm getting kinda sick of macaroni and cheese. 2. You know, you were right. We should've signed up for camp. 3. None of my swimsuits fit. 4. Why's Dad googling "deep woods backpacking"? 5. None of my sandals fit. 6. I can see all the veins in your legs... 7. I think I was suppose [...]