Dear Wednesday – You Sucked. Bring on Thursday. Love, Lisa

Maybe it was sprinting up the stairs after twenty-minutes had gone by before I realized her alarm didn’t go off. It could have been the fog that draped over everything, blinding you while you drove, causing parents to drop off their kids in droves, and drive maniacally in order to do so. Perhaps it may […]

Big Families: How Do You Do It? {One-On-One Kid Time}

“How do you do it?” Series hosted by Lolli from Better in Bulk, Lisa from Crazy Adventures in Parenting, Christine from From Dates to Diapers, Kadi from Our Seven Seeds, and Kate from The Guavalicious Life. Join us each week for more tips from moms of big families! After a little break, the Big Families “How Do You Do It” Series […]

Big Families: How Do You Do It? [Cleaning]

“How do you do it?” Series hosted by Lolli from Better in Bulk, Lisa from Crazy Adventures in Parenting, Christine from From Dates to Diapers, Kadi from Our Seven Seeds, and Kate from The Guavalicious Life. Join us each week for more tips from moms of big families!In our family, we have seven kids, and […]

The Meanest Mother in the World

When I was a child, I specifically remember my mother clipping out an article from an advice column and pinning it near our rotary phone on the wall. You remember, the kind of phone with the super-extra long cord so your mom could be cooking on the other side of the kitchen and still talk? […]

Labors of Love

I went upstairs to straighten beds and tidy up a bit while the olders are at school and the youngers were otherwise occupied. I ventured into my son’s’ room and saw the softness of his comforter, the sunken-in center of my oldest’s feather-soft pillow where his head had just rested earlier this morning. I couldn’t […]

Whirlpool Duet Washer Dryer Review and The Adventures of Mount Washmore

I’ve written many (many) times here about my adventures in Mount Washmore, and my kindergarten ways to tackle it. Moving here to San Antonio was simply a God-send in so many ways. And one of those ways was deciding to sell our old washer and dryer and taking the plunge in purchasing a shiny new […]

Top 10 Ways to Get Grounded (Take Note, Children)

Top 10 Ways to Get Groundedby Lisa “Sick-of-It” Douglas Make your mother repeat everything she says at least twice. She really loves repeating herself over and over.  When she threatens to “Black Bag” your room because it’s continually messy, go ahead, keep leaving your dirty laundry on the floor. She loves washing three-day-old crusty underwear […]

The Toilet Paper Analogy (and Why You Need It In Your Life)

Are you the Toilet Paper Changer™ in your house, like I am? It drives me crazy, to no end, to plop my busy mom ass down on the seat, with haste, only to realize that you’re out of paper, and stuck. There are times, though, that I’ve found someone did me the honor of changing […]

Toddler Cleaning. Oy.

Last night, while watching TV, Baby Dude touched our flat screen (for the eleventy-billionth time). This morning he spotted his finger-mark, and decided to “cwean it.” “Mommy!? I cweaning!” He shouts with pride, taking to the spot on our TV with fevered determination. Just as I begin to marvel at how well I’m instilling wonderful […]

Let’s Play the “What’s Under Your End Table” Game, Shall We?

Picture me, sprawled out on the carpet between the living room/dining room area, watching Baby Dude play with his “chocolate sandwich” (Nutella), hugging and loving on him as he chomps and chews, when my head turns to a new view of the end table. The “under” part of the end table, usually unseen. What. The. […]