Tag Archives: kids

You’re Pregnant!


motherhood, first time mom, baby, infant, children, kids, vaccine,vaccination, autism, life, pregnancy

Yes. You ARE.

No, I am not pregnant. Maybe you are, and maybe this just might be your first baby…congratulations!! Becoming a mom for the first time (and second, third, etc.) is an amazing, life-changing experience! I know, I know…everyone says that. If you had a dollar for every time someone said it to you, amirite?  Continue reading

Attitude of Gratitude…


kids, children, forever young, parenthood, motherhood

My dearest children,

Someday, you will come to me, thinking that maybe you aren’t cut out for this whole ‘parenting’ thing. You’ll confess to me that you feel like an awful person because sometimes, your precious children can act…just really, really annoying.

Maybe not being able to pee without an audience will be the catalyst. I will share a tale of a bath I tried to take, after BabyBoy had gone to bed, only to find that one of you ‘had to poop’…three times…and one of you ‘just wanted to watch you, Mommy’… Continue reading

Smooth and Enjoyable Travel with Children


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SchoolGirl in the waters of Coki Beach, St. Thomas, USVI 2008

Note from Merry: Memorial Day is coming up this weekend, and summer vacation is approaching fast on its heels. Many consider Memorial Day weekend to be the beginning of the travel season, the unofficial opening of summer. I’m really excited about today’s guest post about traveling with children. It comes from Kendra Thornton, of Thornton Public Relations. Prior to starting Thornton PR in 2005, Kendra was the Director of Corporate Communications at Orbitz, one of the world’s largest travel sites, plus she’s a fellow mom of 3, so she really knows her stuff!! She’s been on Fox and Friends, The Nate Berkus Show, and The Daily Buzz, in addition to many ABC, NBC, CBS, and CW affiliate stations.  Continue reading

Oh, Issa…


Sometimes, I take some time to peruse the offerings over at BlogHer, a network for women bloggers, featuring posts by those bloggers. Sometimes I like what I read, sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I comment, most times I don’t. But this article by Issa Waters…no matter how I tried to compact all I needed to say into a comment that people wouldn’t dismiss as TL;DR (Too Long; Didn’t Read), I simply have too much to say. First, go have a read. It’s okay, go on, I’ll wait here. Continue reading

Cabin Fever


I have prided myself thus far on my blog for being honest. I choose my topics very carefully, and there are some things I will not write about as far as my personal life or Mr. Wench’s personal life go. But one thing I must speak on is my growing sense of going stir-crazy.

Not mentioned on this blog, but it has been mentioned on my other blog, is that back in the beginning of the year, Mr. Wench’s stepfather passed away. His death was sudden, unexpected, and tragic. Mr. Wench’s mother (I shall dub her Wench-in-law, WIL for short) began to go out more often after this happened. This is fine by me. I have no problem with her wanting a social life. WIL was our primary caregiver for the WenchKids when I was working, and when the Mister and I wanted to go out, which was a fairly rare occurence. Continue reading