Chardonnay on a Friday

E.K. has officially entered into what many refer to as the “terrible twos”. I’m not sure when or how the whining and tantrums began, but they have started to work my last good nerve. He’s such a sweetie when he’s not acting like a 2 year old toddler, lol. It’s just a phase, but I…

Ear Tubes and Zoo Shenanigans

Ear Tubes? As a mother, the last thing we want to see is our children suffer. E.K. has suffered from repetitive ear infections in both ears ever since his 3rd month of life. After his 8th ear infection in the course of a year and a half, we decided it was time to go forward…

Toddler Tantrums | My Sanity Tactic

I used to be cool and do things. Now all I do is argue with a miniature version of myself about eating his vegetables. -Unknown E.K. has learned that if he screams loud enough and even falls out on the floor with a arch in his back that his dad will give in to him…

Mom Guilt

This week has been quite emotional for me to say the least. I’ve been having quite a bit of mom-guilt lately, as well as just experiencing an overload of emotions with everything happening in the news in general. My thoughts and prayers are with those who lost someone they loved in the senseless act of…

Happy New Year | 2018

Where does the time go? It’s already 2018! I don’t believe in making “resolutions”, but I do attempt to set some goals at the beginning of each year to achieve: Tithe regularly. I struggle with this… a lot. So this year I plan to do much better tithing the full 10%. Pay down debt by…

And so it begins…

… the need to start setting goals for the upcoming new year. … the need to rework my budget for January. … the need to figure out my next career move. … the need to update this blog more frequently as my outlet. … the need to stop allowing my anxiety to creep in every…

Terrible 1’s?

I have heard the phrase “Terrible 2’s will have you going crazy”, but what about the terrible 1’s???? It’s almost as if my son has decided to challenge EVERYTHING we say, do, or have tried to teach him. He has recently began the tantrum thing…. smh… and when we are out in public and he…

Weekend Recap

I woke up Saturday morning to my smiling son at approx. 4:45AM. It was at that moment that I made a spontaneous decision to drive 3 hrs to my sister’s home in southern VA with E.K. to visit and spend time with my nieces. E.K. and I left at approx. 7:30AM and traveled the country…

Wine Down | Ramblings

The workday felt so long today. It seemed as though everyone needed something or wanted to complain about something. Most would think that the fact that I work from home full-time, I wouldn’t have to deal with some of the idiocies most people deal with in an office environment. That would be a false assumption….

Is it Ever O.K. to Yell at a Stranger’s Child?

It has been a interesting day. I sold a handbag of mine on Poshmark and went to the USPS to drop it off and get a receipt this morning. While in line, there was a young woman in front of me who was there with her two (2) sons. Her sons appeared to be approx….