Baseball Makes Me Want to Fall Asleep in My Cracker Jacks. But I Still Go Anyway.

– Posted in: Bright Side of Life, Elfie, Family, Mouths of Babes, Personal Insanity, Sports, Things To Do with Kids, This Is Supposed to be Fun, Worst Mom Randomness
Family at Reno Aces Game

The other night, we went to a baseball game. Reno has a Triple-A team called the "Aces" (original, right?), and my friend gave us some really good tickets. One of these days, my kids will go to a game where they have to sit where "normal" people sit. So far, every game they've attended has [...]

So Now You Need a Kit to Build a Fort?

– Posted in: Okay That's Funny, Parenting, Parties, This Is Supposed to be Fun, Uncategorized, Videos, Worst Mom Rants
kids building fort in the forest out of wood and branches

Let me say right off the bat that I'm being a big fat hypocrite in this post. After the Harry Potter extravaganza party, bagging on other people's obsessive craftiness is sort of laughable. But this instructional video on "how to build a fort kit" is just kind of killing me.   Part of me didn't [...]

Maybe Next Summer My Legs Won’t Look Like I’m a Cage Fighter

– Posted in: Accidents, Injuries, Life is Dangerous, Okay That's Funny, Personal Insanity, Tammy Thinks, This Is Supposed to be Fun, Worst Mom Randomness
bruised thigh

So I know I promised to do my next post on the execution of the Harry Potter party, but I had to show you guys this. Remember how I fell off the broom? Well first, let me back up. Some of you may remember last 4th of July when I was at my dad's cabin [...]

Reno to Portland Road Trip — AKA Why I Will Never Be on “Survivor”

– Posted in: Chronic Pain, Complaining, Family, First World Problems, Jasper, Personal Insanity, Road Trip, The Great Outdoors, Things To Do with Kids, This Is Supposed to be Fun, Travel, Vacation, Worst Mom Randomness
Kids at beach, Nehalem Bay, Oregon

So I'm home from camping. Yesterday, when my friend hadn't heard from me, she emailed to make sure I hadn't crawled into a hole or gotten trapped under a porta potty. Sadly, she wasn't too far off (from the hole part). I've been in full-on meltdown mode: exhausted, killer headaches, vertigo. Stuff that makes you [...]

Camping. . . at the Super 8

– Posted in: Complaining, Family, First World Problems, Holidays, Mawage, Personal Insanity, Road Trip, Tenzin, The Great Outdoors, Things To Do with Kids, This Is Supposed to be Fun, Travel, Vacation, Worst Mom Randomness
family hanging out at Super 8

Today, while everyone was writing sentimental posts and acrostic poems about dads, I was hoping to baby Jebus that my husband wouldn't remember it was Father's Day. Not that he really would've remembered. Tenzin and I are sort of famous for not making a big deal out of holidays anyway. Truth be told, I wasn't [...]

How I Let My Dog Fall Out of the Car

– Posted in: Accidents, Dogs, Injuries, Jasper, Personal Insanity, This Is Supposed to be Fun, Worst Mom Moments
Yellow dog with cut lip

So today, Jasper fell out of the car. Just to be clear, Jasper isn't our kid -- he's our one-year-old Lab/Finnish Lapphund. And we weren't going very fast. Fortunately, we were driving back from a walk in the woods on a small, paved service road. Jasper likes to stick his head out the window like [...]

World’s Worst Moms’ Guide to a Successful Sleepover

– Posted in: Kid Friends, No Good Deed, Parenting, Solicited Advice, Things To Do with Kids, This Is Supposed to be Fun, Worst Mom Randomness
little boy and girl in pajamas with yellow dog in green shirt

Last weekend, the kids each had a sleepover. Unfortunately, I couldn't manage to schedule them both on the same night, so it kind of felt like an elementary school B&B here (except for the part where I drag my ass out of bed and cook everyone breakfast). Anyway, my buddy, Cheryl, who's much more experienced [...]

My Name’s Tammy and I’m a Cake Froster-holic

– Posted in: Bright Side of Life, Crazy Tammy, Food, Memories, Mouths of Babes, Parenting, Personal Insanity, Tammy Thinks, Things To Do with Kids, This Is Supposed to be Fun, Worst Mom Recipes
DIY Thomas Train snowy winter cake with toy trains

So just to solidly make the case that I'm absolutely off my rocker, I'm sharing the following. Actually, let me back up. Over the last couple of days, I posted some pictures of the cupcakes I helped make for a school fundraiser, and people have made some lovely comments about my decorating abilities. The thing [...]

Worst Mom Moment: Girl Scout Cookie Hell

– Posted in: Mouths of Babes, No Good Deed, Okay That's Funny, Poop, Potty Training, This Is Supposed to be Fun, Worst Mom Moments
girl-scouts

My daughter isn't in Girl Scouts, and I'm not gonna lie -- it's because I'm scared. Over the years, I've heard tale of cookie selling hell, and I feel like my adrenal glands are already shot as is. The last thing I need is people being pissed at me for being a bad Cookie Mom [...]