National Dog Day — No, I don’t Want THAT Chocolate Pie

Happy National Dog Day!

separation anxiety aspca eating poop

Celebrating National Dog Day from Dog’s View

How did our furry little guard dog celebrate?

Running around the yard? Nope

Sleeping on the couch?  Nada

Eating poop out of the toddler’s potty chair as I tended to the kid?  Ding Ding Ding [Read more...]

Wait Summer Don’t Go! Boogie Wipes Great Grape Summer Giveaway

I don’t know about you, but my facebook, twitter, pinterest, and instagram feeds are exploding with back-to-school posts.   Maybe because my munchkin is in day care, late August feels just like late April in our house in terms of stress, but I’m refusing to kiss the summer goodbye.   Saying goodbye to summer means saying hello to cold weather and runny noses.  What’s the fun in rushing for all of that!  There are so many more days for lounging on the beach, driving to an unexplored playground, and of course eating every drop of ice cream.   Just last night we kissed our evening routine goodbye and headed to our local diner for a yummy meal.  Here is ACat enjoying her ice cream.  Clearly it tastes better with two spoons.
summer ice cream toddlers boogie wipes

In celebration of Great Grape Boogie Wipes being sold at Walmart, I’m teaming up with Boogie Wipes to offer the Great Grape Summer Giveaway!
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Back-to-School Giveaway with Boogie Wipes

Ah, back to school time! Are you like me and didn’t realize how early you have to call to get your kid a physical and now faced with an appointment after the start of school? Why isn’t this covered in the dusty pile of parenting guides in my house? Just so you know, calling mid-July for an August appointment is way too late.

While I’m hoping for a last minute open appointment (or for August to add 10 more days), I thought you should know I’m teaming up with Boogie Wipes to offer an awesome Back-to-School Giveaway for kids and moms!  This item is definitely on my supply list as my daughter does not scream when I use these wipes.

Back-to-School giveaway from Boogie Wipes. Three winners will win a backpack and mommy clutch - full of school supplies, gift cards and Boogie Wipes. Ends August 22. Enter now!

Three lucky winners will receive a backpack stocked with school supplies (and Boogie Wipes) and a Mommy Clutch – full of everything moms needs (including gift cards!)

How to Enter

From following Boogie Wipes on social media to instagramming a picture of your favorite Boogie Wipes products, there are dozens of ways to enter – and a few ways to enter every single day.

Back-to-School giveaway from Boogie Wipes. Three winners will win a backpack and mommy clutch - full of school supplies, gift cards and Boogie Wipes. Ends August 22. Enter now!

Complete the form below to get started.

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Visit the Boogie Wipes blog for six back-to-school ideas for parents, plus a coupon to save on your favorite Boogie Wipes products.

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Good luck!

Giveaway is live Tuesday, August 5, 2014 until midnight on August 22, 2014. US and Canada residents only (excluding Quebec). Three winners will be randomly chosen and notified via email. received no compensation for sponsoring this event, and is not responsible for the delivery of the prize. Prize delivery is the sole responsibility of Boogie Wipes.

Would You Rather – Pet Edition

Parenting humor chart

Last month, I hinted that there would be some big news out of Woof Tweet Waah in July. I’m very excited to share that I am now a contributing blogger for ASPCA Parents.  You can see my first piece here.  Each month, I will touch on some of the unique highlights of my wild and crazy household.  Precious memories like unexplained urine, destroyed play spaces, and car rides that will make you want to drive off a cliff.  I bet you are dying to move right into my nuthouse.

And on that note, we’re going to kick-off this Manic Monday with a spin on my favorite drinking game, Would You Rather?  So grab your red silo cup and let the games begin.  [Read more...]

A Walk on the Wild Side: Exploring The Bronx Zoo with a Toddler

zoo with 2 year old toddler #humor

A couple of weeks ago, we abandoned our personal zoo in New Jersey (aka our house) and ventured over the George Washington Bridge to the world-famous Bronx Zoo.   We had an extra special visitor in our group – our wild Sweet & Sassy Toddler. [Read more...]

Hello Bali – The Perfect Book To Calm a Wild Toddler

Giselle Shardlow, Emily Gedzyk, children's book review

Is This Book the Cure to the Toddler Witching Hour? God, I Hope So!

Oh the fun of toddlers post-day care and pre-bedtime.   Nothing, I mean nothing, will calm my toddler down.   Even the bribe of television so I can I have just a few minutes to find my inner zen, doesn’t do the trick. [Read more...]

#BlogU14: Lessons on Sisterhood, Living In the Moment, and Doing the Mom Dance

Cupcake Bar

#BlogU14 Cupcake Bar — Yum!

Very few things in the world can trump binge watching the release of a new series on Netflix, especially if it is Season 2 of Orange is the New Black after the cliffhanger end to Season 1.  The promise of breaking free of toddler bedtime drama for two whole nights to #GetSchooled by my favorite bloggers while being spoiled with a beer tasting, a cupcake bar, and a RetroProm, got me to quickly forget about the antics of Piper and the rest of the Litchfield Penitentiary crew. [Read more...]

Character Assassination Carousel: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Before I had Cuppy, I really thought some parents were being a bit dramatic when they said they needed a drink following difficult parenting moment.

Dance Recitals.  Drink.

T-Ball Games.  Drink some more.

Lego Injury.  Drink until the pain goes away.

Parenthood sounded like an endless round of the college drinking game, beer pong.  Was parenthood really that bad?  Was I going to end up chowing down on greasy pizza at 2AM?  Should I have registered for red silo cups? [Read more...]

Dreams for my Daughter: Trailblazing Not Twerking

Miley Cyrus Twerking Role model for girls

Trailblazing NOT Twerking

Photo Credit for Miley Cyrus Image Used Above

This week marked many celebrations in the S Household.   The Chief and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary.  Cuppy started in a new class at day care (one with a dress-up corner, that’s a BFD in the toddler world). And, as a family – even our furry and feathered members – we welcomed the start of year 5774 with Rosh Hashanah.   [Read more...]

Celebrating National Dog Day (Manic Mondays)

National Dog Day Toddler

How do you thank the furry guy who cleans up after your toddler?

It’s National Dog Day!

Did you celebrate by sending your dog a 1800 Flowers floral arrangement, like this one: [Read more...]