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Snack Thief

Every once in a while my middle little pulls a total Patrick Star. Remember that episode of Spongebob where he and Pat run away because they think they've stolen a balloon on National Free Balloon Day? Spongebob packs candy bars and naturally, Patrick dogs his down right before accusing his friend of stealing it. That [...]

InstaMom

Sometimes I feel like I just need to break up the monotony with a little different material. If you don't follow This Young Mum on Instagram you've probably missed all of these gems as they've come and gone. So for your viewing pleasure and mine, here's a compilation of the last couple months. "Just your [...]

Accidental Nomads

Accidental Nomads

All my life, my parents have lived in the same place. I came home from the hospital to that house, took my first steps there, and eventually struck out on my own. Since my big move into the adult world nearly six years ago, I've moved a bit more than I planned. For some people [...]

Mommy Blues

Mommy Blues

Attitude is a funny thing, especially when the person serving it to you relies on you for everything. So if they decide to spit on your pillow and then need their butt wiped, you're at their mercy. My sweet, wants to cuddle, eager to please three-year-old is developing a serious case of the nasties lately. [...]

Decluttering: Expectations vs. Reality

Decluttering: Expectations vs. Reality

I'm definitely a freak for a clean house, but who else gets royally jazzed up over having the chores done? Last Thursday afternoon I went to my couch, commandeered my television from my kids, and faced Mount Laundry yet again. After seeing some people post about the show Tidying Up on Netflix, I decided to [...]

Counting Down to Wellness

If you've been paying close attention to my Instagram account you may have seen the Christmas countdown that's been going on, which has very unfortunately become a hopeful countdown to wellness. Little Archie has come down with a case of the extreme sniffles quite suddenly. Poor thing's nose is completely caked in snot and he's all [...]

Archie’s Black Eye

A few days before Halloween this year I walked into an honest to goodness horror movie scene starring my own kid. Blood all over the floor, blood all over my two-year-old. I was so incredibly mortified I froze with my hands up in the air. In case you've been wondering about that black eye from [...]