Mother’s Day Do-Over?

Can I get real with you all for a minute?

I want a do-over.

Also, sick kids suck! They are cranky, whiny, obnoxious, snotty, and they won’t leave you alone. Worse than sick kids is having sick kids while you are sick. Which was my Mother’s Day; I have some sort of sinus infection or a horrible migraine and both boys are sick.

Tyson tried to be helpful and let me sleep, make me one of my favorite foods from home (Scones, which I learned after moving here are not actually ‘scones’. However, if you’re from Utah and ask for a scone everyone knows what you’re talking about. It is deep fried amazing-ness with honey butter. It’s also known as fry bread, Tyson informed me today.) and mimosas. However, because I was feeling so lousy it took me a long time to get moving and by mid afternoon I think he was really frustrated with the kids. As I said earlier they were extremely whiny, a constant drip of boogers ran from their noses, and they just wanted attention; especially Tate.

What I’m trying to get at is I would like to have a Mother’s Day do over… Is that a thing? I had high hopes for today. Brunch and mimosas, some alone time to do some long overdue homework, and some time to just relax. Unfortunately, I don’t see it in our future. 😦

Maybe next year the boys and I can get our acts together and not be sick on Mother’s Day. I would love to enjoy a few mimosas and sunshine with a nice book.

A girl can dream, right?

Things you should never say to a mom

In honor of Mother’s Day:

Every single mom has those horror stories about the insane comments people say to you while pregnant, a mom to babies, a mom to toddlers, a mom to school-aged children, a mom to pre-teens, and a mom to teens. I do not have any experience with comments to school-aged children and older but I have had my fair share of comments already.

  • You look tired. Ummm… go fuck yourself. Who do you think you are? You don’t look like a dime either!
  • What do you do all day? (for a stay at home mom) Do you ever see your kids? (for a working mom) Both lives are hard. They each have different struggles and if you have never been in their shoes just shut up! I have done both and both are difficult. Both come with their own set of challenges and sacrifices.
  • Why didn’t you (insert task here) today? Do you know what I deal with all day? Have you ever spend all day with toddlers? You try and clean and they immediately come behind you with another tornado of a mess. Or have you ever tried to shower with two toddlers? They will get in the toilet, tear up the toilet paper, get in your makeup, etc. Or have you ever tried to have a life when you have multiple kids in different sports? You’re basically a glorified uber driver with no time for yourself.
  • Sleep when the baby sleeps. Ah, the age-old advice to every new mother. Yeah, that would be great but there is so much that needs to be done around the house. Who else is going to do it? Are you going to come over and clean my house and do my laundry and make dinner? No, I didn’t think so.
  • It only gets worse as they get older. One, thanks for making me feel even worse than I already do, dick. Two, maybe it did for your kids because they are ass holes. Three, everyone has different strengths. Some people can deal with teenagers much better than others. And some people can be considered as baby whispers. Every child is different and every parent is different so quit trying to scare us young parents!
  • Oh my, you have your hands full. Are you trying to say I can’t handle my children? Are you saying I have too many kids? Are you saying my kids are being brats? Thanks for your input but no thanks.
  • Enjoy this time. Enjoy what? I’m supposed to enjoy the smacking, hitting, screaming, back talking, mini me walking around outside of my body? Umm…. how? Please enlighten me on how much you enjoyed your child’s early years.
  • Are you loving it? Who is going to say no? No normal parent is going to admit they are not loving being a parent, but that shit is hard. EVERYONE has ups and downs while parenting. You love your kid/s but god damn it, they can test you every single day!

Obviously, most of these pertain to parents with younger children because that’s all I know right now. What are some things people have said to you that caused you to take 3 deep breaths before responding?

Anyway, Happy Mother’s day to all the wonderful mothers out there! You are all superheroes!!! ❤

15 Signs You’re A Mom

Sometimes I walk past a mirror and cringe at my reflection. Other times I hear myself and some of the things I say to my boys makes me hang my head in shame. I am such a mom! It’s disgusting! Here are my 15 telltale signs you are a mom, specifically a mom to toddlers.

  1. You live in Lululemon, Fabletics, Lorna Jane or something similar.
  2. You always have snacks.
  3. The majority of the time your hair is up in a ponytail.
  4. At the end of the day, the last thing you want is to talk or be touched by anyone.
  5. By mid-day, your clothing usually has some sort of stain on it.
  6. You are basically a glorified Lyft driver, escorting kids to and from classes, practices, and games.
  7. You hardly wear makeup, it’s just not worth the time it takes to put it on, not to mention leaving the kids alone for that long.
  8. You know all the theme songs to every Disney Jr. cartoon, popular Disney movies, and/or Nick Jr. cartoons.
  9. Your car is in a constant state of disaster.
  10. Your shopping cart has more snacks than “real” food.
  11. On that same note, going to the grocery store alone is a mini vacation.
  12. You have no shame in yelling at your kids in public.
  13. Any issues you had with nudity are completely gone because you can’t shower, pee, or change without an audience now.
  14. You are the best multitasker!
  15. There are always stickers on your body or clothes. ALWAYS!

One of those days…

Today was one of those days where I am completely happy with my life.

I feel so lucky to have my wonderful husband. A man who helps me raise our two children. A man who helps me raise out children to be confident and respectful boys. A man who supports me financially, mentally, and physically. A man who loves our children without playing favorites. A man who supports my goals and dreams. A man who is introverted but goes out of his way to entertain others for my sake. A man who is exactly who I want and need in my life.

I feel so lucky to have two wonderful boys. Two boys who are so full of life. Two boys who love their parents with their whole hearts. Two boys who are so happy in their childhood that it makes me smile just to watch them play.

I feel so lucky to have the family that we do. My in-laws are so supportive of us and our children. They really are the best in-laws anyone could ever ask for. I am truly thankful for my parents. They are my sounding board, my guidance, and my true north. Our family is truly blessed to have both sets of parents to guide us on this crazy path of parenthood and life.

I am just happy today. Which may not be a big deal for most people but for me it’s a big moment. It’s a moment that I can look back on and use as inspiration. A moment that I have longed for. A moment that hasn’t been common in my life, but will be cherished. A moment I can look back on when I’m feeling low, knowing there is always a bright side to life.  ❤

Birthday Week

Today officially starts my birthday week and I am so excited!

We are starting the week off with brunch at Katy’s Creek with a couple of Tyson’s friends here in Walnut Creek. They have the best mimosas! Then we are taking the kids to the gym and dropping them off at Kids World to continue our afternoon with said friends at the bar inside the gym. Which sounds pretty great to me. Any adult conversation that isn’t constantly interrupted by “Mom, mom, mom, muma, muma….” sounds great to me!


Tyson isn’t a believer of the birthday month or the birthday week, which is a real bummer! He does spoil me, though don’t you worry about that. 🙂

Since Tyson is not a huge fan of the birthday week I am just going to small things with the boys to celebrate my birthday. I still have to go to school and do loads of homework, but I will work some fun into the week as well. Maybe go get breakfast on one of my late mornings or lunch on one of the days I have class early. Or maybe I will take the boys to Tilden Little Farm again to pet the cows. 🙂 I am also going out for drinks in the city with some girlfriends on Thursday and leaving the boys with Daddy. I know that we will go out with Jess and the boys at least once this week since it will be so nice outside. Maybe a nice walk around the reservoir or a trip into the city.

On my actual birthday, we are going to a masquerade murder mystery dinner with some friends which is going to be so much fun! I’m renting a dress from Rent the Runway and ordered a fancy mask. 🙂 P.S. If you have never ordered from RTR before you should! it’s amazing! And if you send me your email I can give you $30 off, which is also a big plus.

I will definitely be posting pictures because we are going to look so good! Ahahaha

How do you guys celebrate your birthday? Do you do birthday months? Weeks?


NFL Playoffs

Good morning everyone!

I’ve been up since 5:30 (Tate decided it was time to wake up) and I am finally getting some alone time.

Cash and Tyson are off on their weekly Secret Boys Club trip to Dunkin’ Donuts and Tate is down for a nap.

It’s playoff time!

Steelers have made it in this year and I am absolutely thrilled! Anxious but thrilled. Our first game is this morning against the Miami Dolphins and I am feeling pretty confident. 🙂 Cash has a lucky sweater that he got from Santa that I am going to make him wear.

I’m pretty disappointed the Oakland Raiders lost yesterday. It was painful to watch. 😦

Tyson told me yesterday that he will be gone for Superbowl Sunday, he’s flying to DC for work. I was wanting to invite some of our friends over and I still plan on doing that. I don’t want to watch the game alone. Really I just don’t want to make a bunch of snack foods and eat them by myself. Ahahaha

For any of you who are interested here is the bracket for this year’s playoff season.




Happy New Year!

I am not a fan of new year resolutions because I think they are just stupid things that no one continues after 4ish weeks anyway. I feel the most common resolutions are to lose weight, workout more, eat healthier, etc. No one really commits to these resolutions though, which is why I don’t want to call mine ‘resolutions.’ These are goals that I refuse to give up. Goals I know are attainable if I work hard at them. Goals I actually want to commit to.

The actual definition of resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something. A FIRM DECISION! So I guess they are resolutions but I will still call them goals. 🙂 ahaha

Anyway, here is my list of whatever you want to call them:

  1. Continue my 4.0 GPA
  2. Continue to build my relationships in my extended family
  3. Teach Cash his ABC’s
  4. Work on my marriage
  5. Work on my patience with my children
  6. Be less addicted to my phone and social media – You will be able to read about this decision tomorrow. 🙂

Do you take part in the new year resolution trend? What are your new year resolutions or goals?


I want to wish everyone of you a very happy and blessed new year!