Mommy Mayhem

To Be a Mom in the Age of Fortnite

Fortnite has taken over my house and there’s a good chance it has taken over yours too.  It is the newest and coolest video game, particularly popular with boys, and when I say I’ve never seen my kids love anything more than this game, I’m really not kidding. They’ll hop out of bed at 6… Continue reading To Be a Mom in the Age of Fortnite

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Martha Stewart and the Easter Bunny Are Not My Thing

The Easter Bunny really has no redeeming value. Seriously. Nine times out of ten when you see him making the rounds at the mall or at a hotel brunch, he looks dirty. In fact, he reminds me of the stuffed animals that my dogs adore as they drag them in and out of house, through… Continue reading Martha Stewart and the Easter Bunny Are Not My Thing

Mommy Mayhem · School Talk

Moms Weigh in On Student Walkouts

Students (and teachers) are walking out of school over the country today and it’s an understatement to say that parents and the country at large are not of one mind on how schools should handle this student activism. Some of us believe that civil disobedience requires “disobedience” and that freedom from consequences flies directly in… Continue reading Moms Weigh in On Student Walkouts

Mommy Mayhem · School Talk

Snow Day! Who Cares if the Bread is Moldy?

There is something nostalgic about the excitement I feel—for a moment—when I receive the news that we have a snow day. And I felt it today when the calls, emails, and tweets came through that our schools were closed. Now, as someone who leaves all that should be done the night before to the morning… Continue reading Snow Day! Who Cares if the Bread is Moldy?

Mommy Mayhem · School Talk

Save It, Hollywood. You Profit Way Too Much From Gun Violence To Lecture the Rest of Us About It

While it’s true that we currently have no power at home and it’s cold and dark (though blissfully quiet I might add), I’m confident that my ornery feelings about the upcoming Oscars have nothing to do with the nor’easter and everything to do with the hypocrisy that will inevitably be front and center Sunday night.… Continue reading Save It, Hollywood. You Profit Way Too Much From Gun Violence To Lecture the Rest of Us About It

Mommy Mayhem · School Talk

It’s Friday And The Moms Say What?

We are in the midst of a nor’easter and while many who live in other places are getting loads of snow, here in northern Rhode Island we are getting heavy rain and wind. Anyone who knows me well can likely predict that I am working and writing from home today, still in my pajamas, with… Continue reading It’s Friday And The Moms Say What?

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How Many Texts, Alerts, and Emails Can One Mom Handle?

A text from CVS that my prescription is ready for pick up. A text from the school to remind me about a fundraiser at Chili’s later this week. An email to let me know that my youngest’s son school lunch account balance has dropped to $1.20. A reminder about the next orthodontist appointment. A text… Continue reading How Many Texts, Alerts, and Emails Can One Mom Handle?

Mommy Mayhem · School Talk

Moms Say What? That’s Right.

In news you can’t use (but can probably relate to), the laundry (aka pops of color) continues to pile up this week though I did find 13 socks outside so that made the piles a bit smaller I guess. (On the bright side, while my dogs both love to grab socks and run outside with… Continue reading Moms Say What? That’s Right.

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FUN-bruary Just May Be the Death of Me, OMG!

For the record, everything in this piece is true. Every single thing. So help me God.  FUN-bruary! It’s that time of year when many schools shift into fun mode and each day of the month has a different theme. Yes, five days a week for four weeks, your kids are telling you at [9:00] at… Continue reading FUN-bruary Just May Be the Death of Me, OMG!

Mommy Mayhem · School Talk

This Mom Says No to Super Bowl Spirit Day for Her Pre-Schooler and Says NFL Has Rejected Science

Massachusetts mom Kate Mitchell was not having it when it came to her child’s pre-school telling students to wear Patriots gear the Friday before the Super Bowl and she wrote about it for WBUR. And while you may be thinking that her beef must be that neither she nor her daughter are Patriots fans, it… Continue reading This Mom Says No to Super Bowl Spirit Day for Her Pre-Schooler and Says NFL Has Rejected Science