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.

Use Your Covers

By |February 3rd, 2017|

Why my son won’t use covers is beyond me.  I can’t figure this out.  It’s the middle of winter.  It’s freezing outside, and sometimes I even think it’s freezing inside. […]

Sea of Chaos

By |February 1st, 2017|

These winter weeks are starting to take their toll on this Momma.  The dreary, cold days are way too familiar and I have been craving Spring and fresh air!

For some […]

Uber for Newly Weds

By |January 31st, 2017|

We all have those friends or know people who recently got married and are already contemplating having kids.  “Babies will be so easy,”  “I’m meant to be a mom right […]

Potty Training is HARD

By |January 29th, 2017|

Week 1 of potty training has officially commenced and the struggle is real.  Anyone who tells you “after 3 days of potty training my kid took to it and is […]

Saturday Smiles

By |January 28th, 2017|

Just a quick something to make you smile this Saturday.  Clearly the dog feels the same way I do about some kid shows I really cannot stand anymore.  It’s a […]

Simple Joys

By |January 27th, 2017|

Sometimes you just need to stop, and enjoy the simple things like…

Sweat pants.
Birthday cake – preferably one you didn’t have to make yourself.
Hearing a new (fantastic) song […]

Magical Wednesday

By |January 25th, 2017|

Every now and then, the stars seem to align and things just go great in the morning.  It’s kinda like finding a unicorn, it’s magical and fleeting; but I live […]

Just Go To Bed

By |January 24th, 2017|

Bedtime hits and suddenly I have 2 crabby little people who are dying from thirst, but need to pee every 10 minutes.  I seemed to have missed the memo that […]

Day 4- The Bright Side

By |January 23rd, 2017|

Well, it’s day 4 of potty training my little man, and instead of dwelling on all the negatives, (like will I ever have a day again where I don’t have […]

Top 10 Potty Training Phrases

By |January 21st, 2017|

Potty training can be rough, especially when your first child was a potty training champ and your second child is the complete opposite.  Hang in there and know that someday, […]

Tip of The Day: Hanging a Picture Collage

By |January 19th, 2017|

I love a good picture collage on the wall, but in the past this has been quite the daunting task.  I did one in our dining room last year that […]

She’s in Cute Boots!!

By |January 18th, 2017|

It finally happened!!! The daughter is wearing something other than her blue Sketchers to school.  No, it’s not “wear boots to school day” or a special holiday; it’s a normal […]

Riding in Cars with Kids

By |January 17th, 2017|

My kids lost their sh*t today during our 9 minute car ride home from preschool.  If you’re wondering how all of this could go down in a less than 10 […]

Bye Bye Baby Gate

By |January 14th, 2017|

Today we said goodbye to our babygate at the bottom of our stairs.  Anyone who knows me, or reads my blog, knows how big of a deal this is.  It’s […]

Tip of the Day: Put it on a stick.

By |January 12th, 2017|

The soon to be 3 year old I have living in my house, recently decided that he doesn’t like to eat chicken.  He used to love chicken in most forms; […]

Every Darn Night

By |January 8th, 2017|

Every night, like clockwork, our 6 year old suddenly has a new ailment.  It seems this problem doesn’t appear until 8pm, and it usually is so “painful” she is no […]

Yay for Wikki Stix

By |January 6th, 2017|

A couple of years ago I discovered a little something that has drastically helped with taking the kids to restaurants. It’s not an IPad (although I really appreciate places that […]

10 ways to Turn Around a Bad Day

By |January 3rd, 2017|

We all have them; bad days.  Sometimes the bad day seems to start first thing, like the time I stepped out of bed and right into dog vomit.  Other times […]

Hello 2017!

By |December 31st, 2016|

It’s another New Year’s Eve, which used to mean another set of “resolutions” that I would inevitably fail miserably at.  One year it was no more French Fries (made it […]

A Christmas Without Casserole?

By |December 25th, 2016|

I’m a Cincinnati girl at heart, and I was raised with casseroles at Christmas.  Just like our tradition of zoo lights and Graeter’s Ice cream, casserole was always a much […]

Enough Apologizing

By |December 23rd, 2016|

So this shirt made my day!

I’ve learned over the years I apologize for far too much. As moms and women, we should be able to do what we want (and […]

Toddler Play

By |December 21st, 2016|

As I’m sitting here I’m wondering two things.

1) How did I just sit through “pulling thorns out of babydolls” for over 30 minutes?

2)  Why do I feel the need to […]

I Used to be a Better Friend

By |December 19th, 2016|

I used to be a better friend before I had kids.
I was that friend who would run over and drop off a funny note if you were having a bad […]

Two Front Teeth

By |December 16th, 2016|

The daughter had a dangling front tooth for what seemed like FOREVER.  (Gross!) I had pulled on that thing numerous times and it never would budge.  The daughter had said […]

The Restaurant is Closed

By |December 16th, 2016|

After years of giving into my tiny peoples’ demands of dinner food, I finally decided that my restaurant is closed.  No more making 2 seperate meals at dinner time.  No […]