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.

10 Easy School Lunch Ideas

By |August 15th, 2018|

It’s that time of year again; back to school!
As much as I love this time of year, I also dread it just a bit.  Back to the grind and back […]

Wednesday Reality

By |August 1st, 2018|

Contrary to about 99% of the social media posts I am used to seeing; reality isn’t always so “pretty.”
For anyone else who is sitting on their phone, scrolling through social […]

Mom Tip: Marco Polo While Away

By |June 26th, 2018|

A new friend (thanks Lindsay) recently taught me about the Marco Polo app, and I feel obligated to share!!  Not only is this a hysterical and fun way to interact […]

Things I Learned from the Back of an ATV

By |June 21st, 2018|

It took the husband almost 16 years to get me onto an ATV.  Seriously.  This “Fenced in Momma” wouldn’t say riding in a fast machine without seat belts is high […]

We Are Not Alone in This

By |June 8th, 2018|

Sometimes you never know what other people are thinking or how they are feeling.  Lately, this has been brought to our attention almost daily as we hear of another tragic […]

It’s the Small Things that Mean the Most

By |May 23rd, 2018|

Sometimes in the hectic, crazy day, I forget how much one small act will matter.
I forget to stop moving forward; cleaning up after another mess, putting away piles of laundry […]

Thank Goodness I Broke My Rule

By |April 26th, 2018|

As a kid you learn to follow the rules, but as a parent you quickly learn some rules are made to be broken.
All I ever wanted was well behaved kids […]

Some Say Stepmom, We Say Grandma

By |March 12th, 2018|

We just got back from a week long vacation to St.Kitts (if you don’t know it yet, you need to!) that we sort of hijacked from my dad and stepmom. […]

Someone Called Me Ma’am

By |February 8th, 2018|

Listen, I know I’ve somehow become a thirty plus something Mom who prefers sweatpants to jeans, and enjoys an early bedtime on occasion.  Is it so bad to dream about […]

Baking Made Easy and Fun – Lulu’s Sweet Bites

By |January 17th, 2018|

Is there anyone who doesn’t LOVE sugar cookies?
Seriously, there’s nothing better than an amazing sugar cookie.  I LOVE eating them and (once upon a time) loved making them.  Lately, my […]

Simple Things to Remeber This Holiday Season

By |December 20th, 2017|

Where did the time go?  I feel like I keep thinking this A LOT lately.  First it was because I blinked and summer was over, then it was because I […]

Venting: Fad Toy Hoarders Edition

By |December 3rd, 2017|

Well, it’s that time of year again!!  It’s the time of year when I remember why I cannot stand Christmas shopping for the kiddies.  No, it’s not because of the […]

My Honest Review of Aldi Grocery Shopping

By |November 9th, 2017|

I have been hearing for what seems like forever from a few friends that I really need to start shopping at Aldi for groceries.  I’ll be honest, the idea has […]

Things I Learned From My Daughter’s Mini I-Pad Photos

By |November 8th, 2017|

I had no idea I could learn so much about my now seven year old from going through her mini I-Pad photos.
I’ll be honest, I felt a bit like I […]

Clearly I’m Testing Myself

By |November 1st, 2017|

Some say stress makes people stronger… well I say that’s a load of BS.  I think anyone who actually believes this is either crazy or has no idea what it’s […]

There’s a National Day for Everything

By |October 4th, 2017|

It has recently come to my attention that not only are there actual holidays, like Thanksgiving and the 4th of July, but there are also “National Days” for basically every […]

I Believe Humanity is Good

By |October 3rd, 2017|

I’ve always been a worrier.
Call it anxiety, call it being “tightly wound,” heck, call me a helicopter mom; it’s true.  Why does that term have such a negative connotation anyway?! […]

Mornings with School Aged Children are NO Joke

By |September 13th, 2017|

I’ve been pretty lucky (up until now) with mornings as a mom.  Besides a few months of colic early on, my kids have been pretty good about sleeping until after […]

Getting Out of the Mom Rut One Lunch at a Time

By |September 1st, 2017|

Sometimes I feel like I hit a “stay at home mom rut.”
The everyday turns into the same thing EVERY DAY, and all the sudden I realize I need to feel […]

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 […]