Kids Are Never Satisfied

By |May 18th, 2017|

I’ve come to the realization that children never are fully satisfied.
Ever.
They always want more.  More candy, more toys, more allowance.  More, more, more.   Or they want something different than what […]

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 […]

The Weight of the World on Tiny Shoulders

By |May 15th, 2017|

As parents, we often try to make childhood magical for our little ones, presenting the world around us as a nearly flawless wonderland.
We edit out most of the problems.  And, […]

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 […]

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 […]