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.

They Smell Weakness

By |December 14th, 2016|

Dear Mommas,

Let me tell you, this has not been my “best Momma week.”  I think the kids can smell weakness.  I think they know this momma is exhausted.

It appears I […]

Craft Show Confusion

By |December 12th, 2016|

This past weekend our local high school was hosting a craft show and I thought it would be fun to go.

I asked the daughter if she would like to come […]

Confessions of a Hallmark Holiday Movie Addict

By |December 11th, 2016|

I have a confession.  A big, rather embarrassing one… today I watched not one, but two Hallmark holiday movies.  For real.

Don’t worry, no children were neglected and yes I did […]

Elf Stress

By |December 6th, 2016|

I didn’t want to get an Elf on a Shelf for our house when I learned about it years ago. Who wants yet another thing to have to remember to […]

I Did What?

By |December 6th, 2016|

This morning I totally surprised myself!  It’s amazing what I can get done without the toddler in tow.  I still had the 6 year-old with me this morning after preschool […]

Morning Swim Class Happiness

By |December 5th, 2016|

Turns out there are some perks to half day, PM Kindergarten. Some of these obviously include sleeping in past 7 (some days), eating a leisurely breakfast with the tiny […]

Why I Blog

By |December 2nd, 2016|

I’ve now been blogging for 8 months and I can’t believe how much I’ve enjoyed this experience. I went into this blogging adventure with only one main objective in mind; […]

My Dentist Trick

By |November 30th, 2016|

My daughter was not a fan of the dentist at first and I knew I had to change this ASAP. I could not imagine her freaking out every 6 […]


By |November 28th, 2016|

It’s finally here; the holiday season! Since I want to spread the joy, I’m doing a giveaway for this adorable, pre-made photo album. Seriously, no crafting required; just […]

Puzzles and my Patience

By |November 28th, 2016|

The daughter never really took to puzzles. I would sit with her and try so hard to stay calm and try to explain how puzzles work. She has […]

It’s the Little Things

By |November 27th, 2016|

Want to know what made me super happy today? Well, okay lots of stuff did; like the husband taking the kids out to lunch and grocery shopping solo, me […]

Sneaky Lady

By |November 21st, 2016|

I normally think I’m on top of things that my kids do, but it turns out I have one sneaky kid on my hands.

The kids made gingerbread houses for my […]

Morning Nostalgia

By |November 18th, 2016|

I love all things homemade; homemade pie, homemade gifts, and thoughtful things you can’t just find at the local Target.  One of the things I love most about the homemade […]

Gift Card Decisions

By |November 16th, 2016|

Don’t get me wrong, gift cards are fantastic gifts!!  I love shopping for myself and buying something I normally wouldn’t with a lovely gift card; but I’m a grown-up, I […]

Tip of the Day: Kitchen Shears

By |November 14th, 2016|

A few years back I was a new mom and was lucky enough to have some close friends who were moms of older kids.  I became like a sponge around […]

Mom Movie Complaint

By |November 13th, 2016|

We took the kids to see “Trolls” today, and it was great.  I loved the message of the movie and I also loved that the “scary” parts weren’t terribly scary. […]

Things to Worry About Now That the Election is Over

By |November 9th, 2016|

Regardless of how you feel about the outcome of this election, I think it’s safe to say we all need to put our energy into worrying about something else.  I’m […]

Enough with the Gender Themed Books

By |November 7th, 2016|

I have a daughter and I have a son.  Like most siblings, they couldn’t be more different.  With this said, they also don’t follow the “typical” gender stereotypes either.

My daughter […]

10 Things I Learned From Taking My Kids to a Wedding

By |November 5th, 2016|

10 Things I Learned from Taking my Kids to a Wedding:

 It doesn’t matter what age you are, wedding cake is always exciting.
Forget the phrase “Dance like no one’s […]

Post Halloween Smoothie

By |November 1st, 2016|

It’s the morning after Halloween, and if there’s one thing I know I need to do it’s get something decent into my kids’ bellies.  (Okay, and mine too since I […]

The Tooth Fairy Strikes Again

By |October 30th, 2016|

(I’ve already written the blog “No Tooth Fairy” on how my daughter has decided to forgo the Tooth Fairy in order to keep her teeth.  (Still not sure how all […]

Grossed Out Momma

By |October 27th, 2016|

I have a pretty good tolerance when it comes gross kid stuff.  I’ve gotten better at not gagging at dirty diapers and (amazingly), somehow my own kid throwing up doesn’t […]

The Drawing Board Drama

By |October 25th, 2016|

About a month ago I let the toddler bring his magnetic drawing board into the car.  It was great… at first.  Soon enough, it became a fight every single car […]

New Smoothie Recipe

By |October 24th, 2016|

Today’s smoothie was a huge hit with the kids. Yay!  Healthy and easy and the best part?! Both kids drank the entire smoothie!

1 cup carrots
1 banana

1 apple
1 cup unsweetened almond […]

What a Difference 3 Years Makes!

By |October 19th, 2016|

If you’re reading this right now with the “Frozen” theme song stuck in your head, thinking you cannot endure another moment of playing princesses; let me tell you this; this […]