Have you ever seen the show How I Met Your Mother?  If not, you need to finish reading this post and then Netflix it - because it's amazing.  In one particular episode of the show the gang decides that...
I must preface this by saying I am in love with my husband and I am also in love with my little baby boy.  There is a lot of love for both.  Lots.  Just. I. Love. Them.  {Okay so...
I was caught being silly with my kids So my kiddo does well in the car but sometimes on the way home from daycare there is traffic and he can get a little antsy towards the end of the ride....
I have a teenager.  And I really think that trying to parent a teenager is a lot like trying to lose weight.  This may seem like a super strange comparison, but let me explain. First - there's the day before...
When we considered leaving the UK and taking a position that gave us scope for adventure, ensuring we went to an English speaking country was top of my list. I've since realized that there are many subtle differences between...
Messes.  Clean up.  Messes.  More messes.  More clean up.  Only to then see more messes. Can anyone else relate?  While talking to my mother the other day about how I was attempting to clean up the house only to be followed...
Winter break is on day 8,694,938,234,567,983.5 at our house - which means I've succumbed to letting my kids play A LOT of video games - because I just don't know what else we can possibly do. However, instead of my...
Before I had children I used to think that when a mom complained about not having enough time to shower that she clearly was being lazy.  Didn't babies sleep all day?  Couldn't she squeeze in a shower when the...
We here at OC Mom Collective are basically perfect at parenting.  We pride ourselves in being the best parents EVER.  Mother's Day is our Superbowl and we WIN every time! Oh puuuuulllleeeaassseee! We are seriously just trying to make it through...
The perfect valentine

The Perfect Valentine?

  I have a confession to make - I love gifts.  In fact, I love gifts so much that when someone gets me a gift that doesn't make any sense I actually feel offended.  Now, before you stop reading and...
Wanna know how your parenting stacks up against others? Take this quiz and find out if you are a bad mom! 1. Have you ever: A) Accidentally locked your child in the car? B) Fed your family a meal made from a...
My McDreamy

My McDreamy

Grey's Anatomy likes to give nicknames to their doctors, McDreamy, McSteamy, McVet etc.  And I'd say that I've definitely got myself a McDreamy, for more reasons than one. See, there comes a point in everyone's life when you realize you've...
I have an addiction. My addiction is Target. I love Target. Almost as much as my four-year-old. Why do I love Target?  Let me count the ways. First, walking into the store feels like a hug.  It feels like home. It's like the store is...
Recently I watched a viral video of a superfan on The Price Is Right to win the biggest cash amount ever awarded on the game Plinko. He was SO excited and SO happy to win $31,500, it was pretty...

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