A Momma As Seen through Her Child’s Eyes

By |May 23rd, 2017|


Typically, a young child thinks his or her mom is the most beautiful lady in the world.  On numerous occasions, I’ve heard this sweet […]

It Was So Much Easier Being a Nanny

By |May 22nd, 2017|

I had been working in a high stress hotel sales job for a few years when I decided to make a drastic life change.  I was a newlywed living in […]

Kids Are Never Satisfied

By |May 18th, 2017|

I’ve come to the realization that children never are fully satisfied.
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 […]