Dude Mom Life: Dude House Sounds, Vol. 4

So many of our conversations end in me laughing.  Or, shaking my head.  Or shaking my head while laughing.

Their minds are just so amazing and I guess a filter is something that grows in during puberty.

Or, never…

Dude Mom Life: Dude House Sounds, Vol. 4

dude house sounds

After his bath…

Dude 3: It’s like I’m Superman.  With the glasses.  And he has this same curl right here.  I wish I could fly like Superman.



Dude 2: I don’t know if I want a hair cut or not. Girls like curls.
Dude 3: Yeah they really do. They’re always trying to touch them though.


On a good hair day…

Dude 3: Mom, I’m not saying this because your hair is bad, it’s ok.  But, this commercial on TV says that Wen helps unmanageable, flyaway hair and I think you should probably order it.


While I’m singing in MY car…

Dude 1:  You should not be singing loud enough for other people to hear you, Mom.
Me: Haha, like you can talk!  Also I sound just like Mariah Carey.
Dude 1: Mariah Carey would be really sad to hear you say that.


Heard in the car…

Dude 3: *whisper voice* Hey, do you like bras.
Dude 2: Only when they’re being slingshots.
Dude 3: They are the BEST slingshots right?! You can shoot two things at once.
Dude 2: Yep, and mom has enough for us all to have our own.


While they’re supposed to be cleaning the kitchen…


Dude 1: Duuuude, you broke it!
Dude 3: *crying* Don’t tell mom, she’s gonna be mad.
Dude 1: Yep, and then she’ gonna say, “That’s why we don’t have anything!” and all of us are gonna have to go to bed


Happy Mamas: Back to School Happy


If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: back to school season is not joyful for me. I miss The Dudes.  I miss our slow mornings and our lazy evenings.  I miss our day trips and our adventures.  I miss sitting by the pool and wading in the lake and hanging out […]

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Simplify Your Mom Game: Healthy Snacks for Hungry Dudes

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Back-to-school season is tough. Adjusting to the new schedule. And taking care of homework. And volunteering in the classroom. And getting everyone off of the bus and fed and changed and driven to every single everywhere along with the two friends you give rides to is hard. Plus food. They are active and athletic and […]

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What I Want My Kids to Learn From Ferguson, Missouri

Yesterday, the family of Michael Brown, the teenager controversially killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, laid him to rest. After weeks of turmoil in the city of Ferguson, Missouri, protestors took a break at the request of the grief stricken family. Personally, I’ve been struggling with my thoughts on this tragedy, more recently, […]

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Back to School ABC + Sol Republic #Giveaway


School is back in session in our neck of the woods on Monday. Gaaaahhh. Hold me. And then, step up out of my way because I’ve got a to do list that’s a mile long. The ABCs of Back-to-School: 26 Tips & Tricks for an Awesome First Day Adjust the sleep schedule.  The Dudes have […]

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Back to School #Giveaway & A Vlog Just Because

The last minutes of summer are killing me. So much to do, so little time.  And already we’re heading back to school. We didn’t have nearly enough days spent in jammies. I didn’t clean out or organize a single thing. We only watched two movies on our old school movie list. And, ice cream for […]

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DudeMomLife: 5 Skills You Must Have to Raise Boys

boy moms

Being the mom to a house full of Dudes requires you to develop a certain skill set. No one cares that I can use a glitter pen like a boss or that I learned to make a tutu in less than an hour with just a yard of tulle and a strip of ribbon. As […]

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Online Safety for Middle Schoolers


In one short week, my oldest son will be entering the 7th grade. It’s strange because, based on my youthful appearance and energetic personality, I don’t even feel like I’m nearly old enough to have a child who is almost ready to go to high school. I swear I remember my 7th grade self so […]

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Simplify Your Mom Game: Considerate Parenting


Parenting style is a matter of personal preference.  Choosing to be a helicopter or a free ranger, using cloth or disposable, feeding breast or bottle.  All personal parenting choices made by those in charge of the growing of their off spring. For the most part, what you choose doesn’t matter to me.  Put your baby […]

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