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.

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 […]

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. […]

What I Learned Helping at Preschool

By |February 21st, 2017|

Last week the son got to have his “special day” at preschool.  He got to be the line leader, bring a snack he got to choose, and do a few […]

I’ll Take Spring in February!

By |February 19th, 2017|

We are having the best winter in the Chicagoland area.
Today is a Sunday, in mid February, with 60 degree weather.  What?!?  This is how I like to winter!  Would you […]

It’s my Buddy’s Birthday; He’s Three!

By |February 17th, 2017|

Today my little man turns 3!
I know most moms would probably be sad, and would reminisce about when their youngest was a newborn.  I’m going to be completely honest here; […]

Valentine’s Day Away

By |February 15th, 2017|

This year was a different type of Valentine’s Day for this momma.
I was out of town with a friend and her sweet family, while my kids were home with Grandpa […]

Getting A Break

By |February 12th, 2017|

If you haven’t spent a night away from your little ones recently, you need to!
Trust me, I know it’s hard to step back and take a break.  (If you haven’t […]

Packing Up Momma Style

By |February 10th, 2017|

Remember when you used to be able to just pack up and head off for a weekend away on the drop of a dime?!
I barely can recall this phase of […]

Candid Mom Moment

By |February 9th, 2017|

Today was hard.
Do you ever have days that seem to drag on forever?  As a mom, I feel like I have these days more and more.  I remember looking at […]