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My Kids Are Slowly ‘Chip’ping Away At My Sanity

If I'm not doing laundry, chauffeuring kids some place, cooking (ok maybe not all the time but they are fed daily), picking up nasty ass socks off the floor (I'm looking at you oldest child), helping with homework (when I can because seriously that 'New Math' just confuses the hell out of me), I can be found making almost daily trips to the grocery store - my home away from home.When preparing to go to the grocery store I start with The List. In compiling the The List I make cursory glances … [Read More Of This Shit...]

Diving with the Whale Sharks at the Georgia Aquarium

Warning...educational information coming your way!My son and I recently had the opportunity to experience the Journey with Gentle Giants at the Georgia Aquarium, meaning we scuba dived in the 6.3 million gallon Ocean Voyageur habitat at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta, GA. This experience is available to any PADI certified diver ages 12 and up. We also signed up for the PADI Whale Shark Specialty Course so we could learn everything possible about these amazing beings. The Georgia … [Read More Of This Shit...]

The Backside of Sharing a Hotel with Your Kid

I travel with my son often. Typically we get a hotel room with two double beds, or a king and a pullout couch. This ensures I don't sleep with him because he's a bed hog, he farts a lot, and besides the noxious stench there's the fact that he's 13 which is just weird.This arrangement has worked for us for the better part of three years that we have been 'vacationing'. However, this past trip we headed to Washington D.C. for a few days and my sister from NJ was traveling down to join us. We … [Read More Of This Shit...]

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My Kids Are Slowly ‘Chip’ping Away At My Sanity

If I'm not doing laundry, chauffeuring kids some place, cooking (ok maybe not all the time but they are fed daily), picking up nasty ass socks off the floor (I'm looking at you oldest child), helping … [Read More Of This Shit...]

Diving with the Whale Sharks at the Georgia Aquarium

Warning...educational information coming your way!My son and I recently had the opportunity to experience the Journey with Gentle Giants at the Georgia Aquarium, meaning we scuba dived in the 6.3 … [Read More Of This Shit...]

The Backside of Sharing a Hotel with Your Kid

I travel with my son often. Typically we get a hotel room with two double beds, or a king and a pullout couch. This ensures I don't sleep with him because he's a bed hog, he farts a lot, and besides … [Read More Of This Shit...]

Scuba Diving, Depression, and Memories

A week ago my son and I returned from Roatan, Honduras on another one of our Mom/Son scuba diving trips. We travel with a company called Family Divers who host weeks throughout the year where families … [Read More Of This Shit...]

The Truth Behind Vouchers, School of Choice, and Betsy DeVos

I don't normally dip my foot into politics on the Shitastrophy, but well this one hits home. I feel like I have to say something about Betsy DeVos being possibly approved to be the Secretary of … [Read More Of This Shit...]

The Shitastrophy Does Hawaii

The holidays brought us together in the most wonderful way...a family vacation to Hawaii! We live in Michigan, so it is a requirement our travels bring us somewhere warm, and the hotter the better. … [Read More Of This Shit...]

Christmas Card Photo Fail

I thought I was making my life easier, I thought that instead of spending hours pouring over 500 cell phone pics because I never use my real camera I would take the kids to my favorite photographer to … [Read More Of This Shit...]

Shit Happens at White House Black Market

Shit happens to me on a somewhat regular basis. Just the other day, I needed to partake in some retail therapy so I headed to my favorite store, White House Black Market. Typically I don't shop, like … [Read More Of This Shit...]

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Top Stupid Baby Boy Names 2014

I searched through 2 Million (11) registered baby boy names in the United States Social Security Office to provide this detailed list of parenting gone bad. I have organized this post so that the Name is capitalized and the number of occurrences is … [Read More Of This Shit]

The Double Meaning of Words with Kids

I am that parent. The one that finds certain words my children say hysterical, and not because they pronounce them incorrectly - although that is adorable too. No I am talking the double meaning of words and the joy it brings me as a mother. There … [Read More Of This Shit]

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Shit Happens at White House Black Market

Shit happens to me on a somewhat regular basis. Just the other day, I needed to partake in some retail therapy so I headed to my favorite store, White House Black Market. Typically I don't shop, like ever, and when I do it is because I have an event … [Read More Of This Shit]

It’s Fall Fuckers

It is fall fuckers and there are all sorts of shit about this season that makes me scream Alleluia.My birthday is just around the corner, and I am not one of those people that dreads their day of birth. Nope I say bring that fucker on. My whole … [Read More Of This Shit]

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