Just Say No… 4 Reasons Parents Hate Balloons

By: Jessica Azar As a child, I loved balloons… It was exciting to be given one at a store or a birthday party… You could swat them around like a volleyball.. Run around with one tied to your arm… Even make them squeak when you dragged your fingers down the side.. Rub them on your head and make your hair stand up. To my kids, it’s the grocery store equivalent of a free bank sucker. Now that I’m an adult and the mother of four small kids, my opinion on Balloons has drastically changed. Drastically. Did you hear me? DRASTICALLY. There seems to be an endless amount of opportunities for balloons to enter my life these days… And just as soon as I finally get rid of one that has been making my life hell for the past couple of days, somehow another one (or four) make their way into my home. They’re like the annoying guest that won’t leave, and when they finally do, they send their friends to visit. And not leave. Here are some of the reasons why parents despise these helium-filled balls of terror… 1) It’s My Balloon and I’ll Cry if I Want To… Balloons…

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8 Things Parents Miss From The Kid Free Life

By: Jessica Azar ….”Ya Don’t Know What Ya’ve Got ‘Til It’s Gooooooneeee….” Yes… You’re welcome… And now that lovely 80’s song will be stuck in your head as well 🙂 I recently asked all of my pals that are parents on social media what they didn’t appreciate UNTIL they had kids… Little things, big things, all things (I sound like a Dr. Seuss book) that we all took for granted until BOOM we had a child and that little luxury vanished. Tons of great answers were given, but here are some of the ones that resonated with me the most. Things Parents Miss from The kid Free Life! 1) SLEEP. You never truly realize how incredibly luxurious and delicious being able to just lie in your bed, uninterrupted for HOURS if you so choose until you’re on call 24/7 and getting FIVE hours of uninterrupted sleep sounds like a dream… An elusive dream… In comparison to the 8,9,10 whatever hours that you used to enjoy. When I go on vacation sans kids, no matter how amazing the location of the trip, getting uninterrupted sleep is hands-down the best part. 2)GOING TO PEE ALONE. As if all dignity hadn’t already been…

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