Teacher Appreciation Week: Seriously?

Teacher Appreciation Week: Seriously?

I appreciate my kids’ teachers, I really do. You know what I don’t appreciate? Needing to rush around to buy a thoughtful something or other for Mrs. Your Kid Isn’t Working Up To His Potential during the same week that I’m als ...
Nature Pee

Nature Pee

Ava, my 3 year old, has an unpleasant new habit that she calls the “Nature Pee.” You might think that Nature Peeing is when you pee in the woods. (Except there are no woods in Scottsdale.) But according to Ava’s definition, “N ...
Werewolf Baby

Werewolf Baby

Let’s file this one under The Most Inappropriate Baby Name Comment I’ve Ever Received. So on Sunday I went to the supermarket to order a birthday cookie cake for my son, Jacob, who is turning 9. I happened to have my baby, Charlie, with m ...
Why can’t husbands find socks?

Why can’t husbands find socks?

This is a typical phone conversation between me and my husband in the morning, when I’m on my way into work and he’s getting our 17-month-old dressed for daycare: Him: “Why do none of our children have socks?” Me: “That& ...
Hershey Squirts

Hershey Squirts

I feel like my whole life revolves around other people’s poop. Sophie held her poop for four years. Ava won’t poop on the potty with any regularity. Sam eats his poop. (As an aside,   poop eating, while gross, actually makes my life a lit ...
Got ‘Mommy Brain’?

Got ‘Mommy Brain’?

We Vitamoms were intrigued by this article in The Wellness Times, “Busting the Mommy Brain Myth.” Because honestly, how often have we heard a mom say, “Oops, sorry, I forgot to RSVP to your kids’ party! Mommy brain, what can I ...