About fencedinmomma

I am a stay at home mom of 2 (mostly adorable) kids and a boxer. (Yes the dog is important because he is basically like a 3rd child.) I enjoy being a stay at home mom and wife, but am very honest about the ups and downs that come with this role. I’m always real and never perfect. (Who is perfect anyways?!) Why “Fenced in Momma”? Well, let’s just say I’m a little uptight and some (maybe the husband) would say a little high strung. In my “pre-kids life” my friends would have probably used “rule follower” to describe me. Now I have a 3 year old little man who has already broken his leg, and a 6 year old daughter who thinks she’s a superhero. I’d love to stay fenced in, safe, and under my rules with the kids, but realistically this is impossible.

All the First Day Feels

By |August 17th, 2017|

I always seem to surprise myself.
Today is the day we’ve been thinking about all summer; the first day of 1st grade.  My emotions have gone from excitement, to worry, back […]

I’m Done Having Babies and It’s Okay

By |July 27th, 2017|

The question of “when are you going to have kids?” started literally days after getting married.
The husband and I knew we were going to wait a bit, but it appeared […]

The Negativity Needs to Go Away

By |July 18th, 2017|

Like most days recently, I started my day off judging how my stomach didn’t shrink as much as I had hoped it would after a night of sleeping.  Is it […]

Yes, I Bribed My Kid Today

By |July 10th, 2017|

It’s true.

Today is a Monday, and to make matters worse, it’s a Monday after a long family vacation.  No one wanted to wake up, including the 3 year old who […]

The Radio Is No Longer Safe for Little Ears

By |July 3rd, 2017|

I have always (and will always) love singing along with the radio.
Anyone who knows me (or has ever ridden in the car with me) knows I like to just belt […]

Age Three Is NO Joke

By |June 19th, 2017|

Turns out the “terrible twos” are a walk in the park compared to the wonderful age of three.
I’ve often heard children of this age referred to as “threenagers” or as […]

My Kids Act Nuts Around Our Neighbors

By |June 12th, 2017|

Can someone tell me why my kids seem to lose their minds around other families; especially neighbors?
It’s the strangest thing and I honestly cannot seem to figure this out.

My kids […]

Mom Guilt: Sunscreen addition

By |June 6th, 2017|

Look, there are more than enough things to feel guilty about as a mom: yelling at your kids, not buying them the entire toy aisle, forgetting it’s crazy sock day […]

Customer Service 101, Doctors Edition

By |June 1st, 2017|

You know what really ruffles my feathers?!
When I am at a doctor’s (usually a specialist’s office), with my children in tow and we receive terrible customer service.  Nothing irks me […]

On the Eve of your Last Day of Kindergarten

By |May 25th, 2017|

I seem to be on a bit of an emotional roller coaster.
First of all, how can you already be ready for full day school?
Wasn’t it just yesterday I was bringing […]

It Was So Much Easier Being a Nanny

By |May 22nd, 2017|

I had been working in a high stress hotel sales job for a few years when I decided to make a drastic life change.  I was a newlywed living in […]

Mom Guilt Always Seems to Rear Its Ugly Head

By |May 17th, 2017|

Mom Guilt.  If you are a mom, you get this.
It doesn’t matter if your child is a newborn or a grown adult; it appears once you become a mom.
It’s a […]

Things I Want For Mother’s Day

By |May 14th, 2017|

Another Mother’s Day is upon us.
It’s our once a year, time to hear how great we are doing as moms day.  Usually, I would like to spend part of today […]

She’s A Strong-Willed Girl

By |May 11th, 2017|

This girl.
She’s a self proclaimed tomboy who thinks she’s a dare devil. Thank goodness her stunts are limited to playground equipment and sidewalks for now.  I still cringe when she […]

Who Knew Pants Could Ruin Someone’s Day?

By |May 9th, 2017|

I’m determined not to let my daughter’s pants ruin my day.
Yes, you did just read that.  Who knew a pair of pants could cause such drama?!  Well, let me tell […]

Who Knew Showering Would Be So Stressful?

By |May 4th, 2017|

I remember the good old days when I could just hop in the shower, maybe sing a song or two while getting clean.  It was so relaxing back in the […]

Things We Do As Parents Just to Get By

By |May 1st, 2017|

I had an idea of what kind of a parent I would be pre-children.
There was an image in my mind of how family life would go.  I never thought I’d […]

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 […]