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Holy hell, it’s been a month. Part 2: Father’s Day edition

  This year for Father’s Day I decided that I wanted to do something different with my husband and kids. The kids and I decided to ambush the poor Mister and take him out on a family hike. As a family we went to the local Falls area and hiked for like 5 miles. IT WAS AMAZING! My husband wanted to stay home and play Xbox I am sure, however.. Read More

Holy hell, it’s been a month? Part 1

It has been a month since my last blog post and there have been so many life changing events that have occurred during that time. This post is going to be insane!! Brace yourselves for some ups and downs. Pictures included! Maybe I should break this into a couple posts. So lets call this part 1. On June 6th my twin brothers graduated High School. That was monumentous. I didn’t.. Read More

Mom, when you were little……

My awesome daddy, still a daddy's girl.

Seemingly every day I am asked something about when I was a kid. My kids seem to think that we didn’t have anything, or do anything. This morning I was asked if I had ABCMouse to play when I was a kid. Well the answer to that is very simple. NO, but then the rest of the questions come out. They are hard to explain sometimes, because they seem to.. Read More

10 Truths about Marriage and Kids

There are certain things in life that will always be true no matter your situation, so I decided to write about just 10 of them.   1) Kids will be kids. You can get mad at them for being kids but that only punishes you. Kids yell, make messes, don’t listen and can just be straight-up obtuse.  Yelling at your kids only makes you feel bad later. Try talking to.. Read More

Why didn’t I know this about raising a boy?

Standing in the bathroom, plunging the toilet for the 4th time the other day, I began wondering why I was never told certain things about raising a son. Girls, I can relate to on some level. Boys? Not so much. Things I wasn’t told………. Boys smell funny: Not babies but boys, they seriously smell funny. I swear I need a hazmat suit complete with gas mask to go into his.. Read More

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