Give it a Rest Trolls

By |April 26th, 2017|

I’ve had it with people judging other moms’ choices about how to parent their kids.
It’s one thing for a family member or a close friend to say something, although this […]

Not Another Misleading Photo

By |April 23rd, 2017|

See the photo above?  Besides the terrible angle, always angle down, it’s a pretty cute shot.  The husband snapped this photo at the annual Tons of Trucks event through the […]

Happy Anniversary, Fenced In Momma!

By |April 21st, 2017|

Happy first anniversary to FencedInMomma.com!  Looks like I need to by myself something with a paper theme to document this occasion; why paper for the first year anyways?  I feel […]

Dating to Make Mom Friends

By |April 17th, 2017|

I used to think how lucky I was that I met my husband in college.  I never really had to go on dates in the “real world.”  I got to […]

Raising Kids to Not Be Annoying Makes Me Annoying

By |April 12th, 2017|

Lately I’ve been noticing how annoying I have become.  It wasn’t too long ago when I had to only repeat myself a few times in order for my kids to actually […]

Easter Is Not Christmas

By |April 12th, 2017|

Here’s the deal:  Easter is not Christmas.
There is no “Easter Tree” to put presents under and there definitely are not “Easter Eve” traditions we must follow.  All religious beliefs aside, […]

I’m a Terrible Mom After Midnight

By |April 9th, 2017|

Drastic times call for drastic measures.
The husband and I are at our wits-end.  This past week, the daughter has started a new nightly routine that is unnerving to say the […]

Let Kids Be Comfortable Being Themselves

By |April 6th, 2017|

As hard as it might be, I’m trying to let my kids be whoever they want to be.
I am a mom to two very different kids.  My 6 year old […]

I Need A Vacation From My Vacation

By |April 4th, 2017|

Vacationing takes on a new meaning when you’re a parent.  Yes, it’s fun to get out into the world and experience new places, but it’s also a lot more work […]

I Want New Parents

By |March 31st, 2017|

The daughter is in a mood.  By this I don’t mean she’s just throwing a tantrum, no that would be easy.
She’s seriously coming undone.
The girl is exhausted and doesn’t know […]

Timing Is Everything

By |March 27th, 2017|

Sometimes things happen at the worst possible times.  This seems to be a trend lately at our house, and today is no exception.
This morning I threw out my back.
I have […]

My Honest Potty Training Timeline

By |March 22nd, 2017|

Wanna know a secret?  I didn’t potty train my soon to be 3 year old at the time because I WANTED to.  Does any parent ever want to potty train […]

Tips to Rock at Being a Stay at Home Mom

By |March 20th, 2017|

The title “Stay at Home Mom” is a little deceiving.  A more accurate title would be “Everyone’s Everything.”  It possibly is the most rewarding job in the world, but it […]

Kids Don’t Have Bad Days

By |March 15th, 2017|

Want to know a good thing about having little kids?  They don’t understand “bad days.”  Yes, things can upset them, or go wrong, but very rarely does one part of […]

The Nostalgia of Being Sick

By |March 13th, 2017|

It always is terrible when one of my kids gets sick.
I am sure we all can relate here.  The daughter has a cold, which thankfully is just a cold.  Somehow […]

I am Happy Being a Stay at Home Mom

By |March 10th, 2017|

I’ve received a little feedback lately that I feel the need to address.

Recently the question of “are you happy being a stay at home mom?” has come up.  I guess […]

My Secret and Worst Fear for My Kids

By |March 7th, 2017|

Everyone has a fear for their kids.
I think we all fear illness falling onto our children, or something happening to them that is beyond our control.  Besides the universal fears […]

A Fantastic Monday Morning with the Kids

By |March 6th, 2017|

It’s so strange to write the word “Monday” with “fantastic” in the same sentence, but I am!
Monday mornings are usually a little more frantic than most.  The kids normally wake […]

10 Reasons Why you Can’t Be 100% Sane and Be a Mom

By |March 5th, 2017|

Motherhood (and parenting in general) is the definition of insanity some of the time.  Insanity is defined as “extreme foolishness or irrationality.”  Well, that sounds a lot like how I have […]

Top 10 Reasons My Son Won’t Nap

By |March 1st, 2017|

Nap time is sacred in our house.  The daughter no longer naps, but thankfully she is in school during nap time, which means this momma still gets about two hours […]

Social Media and Misleading Photos

By |February 27th, 2017|

I feel like it’s my civic duty to dispel something a lot of moms (and people) are guilty of.  We all do it from time to time, and I am […]

10 Ways to Manage your Finances like a Jedi

By |February 25th, 2017|

Your credit score is the single most important factor in obtaining loans and reducing your interest rates as much as possible. Check out Credit Karma, an app that tells you […]

How to Throw an Easy Dinosaur Themed Birthday Party

By |February 24th, 2017|

I’m not a super crafty mom, but when my toddler requested a dinosaur themed birthday, I needed to become one!

I had a little guilt from not having a birthday part […]

I Cannot Pinterest Another School Holiday

By |February 23rd, 2017|

When did school holidays become so much work for the parents?
If I would have known the 100th day of school would mean “100 hours of crafting,” I would have started […]

It’s Okay to Admit It When you Hit a Wall

By |February 22nd, 2017|

It’s been a long 3 days.
The husband had the nerve to go to Texas for work, clearly not his fault, and I’ve been fending for myself with my two monkeys. […]