Welcome to my Mayhem!

I hope to help other mamas by sharing my solutions and ideas, fantastic finds, tips and tricks, and awesome other websites that might help you in your quest to be the most awesome mama you can be.

And don't worry, I am far from perfect - you'll find this is also my outlet of family related ups and downs, stresses and issues, rants and discussions... so you won't feel at all upstaged by lil' ol' me - you'll fit right in, I promise!

Come on by, drop some comments, leave me some suggestions, or your own finds to share - everyone's welcome!

(P.S. If you have a "mom blog", drop me a line and I might add you to my list over there...)


Getting Started

Hello world!

I'm Zoe... and this is my first post on this blog. I've had other blogs in the past, and still use at least one of them... but I really wanted to start something relevant where I could talk about kids, parenting, and life changes, and maybe... just maybe... help others by doing it.
So... I hope that you'd like to join me on my journey, and feel free to comment wherever and whenever you like. If you're a like-minded, crazy, blunt, unique or somewhat-insane bloggin' mama and you'd like me to link to you, let me know, as I'd like to expand my links list :)

You can see from my profile that I've got two little girls (I've decided to refer to them by their shortforms for a glimmer of privacy - besides, really... who wants to be referred to as DD1 and DD2? How inhuman that seems to me.)... Nika turned 4 today, and Bree turned 6 on the 3rd. Oh yes both in the same month... it's bad enough that you feel a year older every time your kids get older... I get two hits of older-ness in the same month. LOL. And then there's my hubby (we'll just call him "hubby" cuz that's what I do online mostly anyhow)... and we've got two roommates here at the moment, and two cats; Casey (M) and Emmah (F)... yes that's their real names LOL.

Very soon though, our living situation is going to change. We're picking up from this city life, and going out to live communally with our best friends and kids' goddess-parents, out in the country where they have an organic veggie garden, free-range chickens, and a ton of space and fresh air. Not to mention 4 more kids, 2 adults, 2 dogs, and 3 more cats. *grin* It's going to be big changes but a lot of positive stuff! I'm particularly excited because I always feel so much more relaxed there... and because my friend has such a different parenting style - in a good way! - I think I might learn to be a little more down-to-earth and a little more relaxed with my kids... even when they're being insane. :) I hope that we're all going to learn and grow from this. Actually... I know we will.

My friend also homeschools... Bree is graduating Senior Kindergarten in June, so she gets her little graduation ceremony, etc... Nika is supposed to start Jr. K next Sept. I think what we're going to do, is give the kids the option of what they want to do. I really believe in the homeschooling because I've seen how amazing P's kids are... on the flipside, Bree seems to do really well at school, and Nika's been looking forward to it ever since Bree's first day. We'll see what they decide. I think they'll thrive either way because they will still have those opportunities at home.

I'm really really excited to make this journey... I think it's going to open a lot of new doors and the fresh air (mental and physical) will be really good for us.


  1. Hey Zoe! Nice blog! Congrats on your move to the country - when are you planning to move? Are the girls excited?

  2. Thanks hon! We're not moving til July 1st. :) But we're pretty excited... the girls are happy cuz they're gonna be getting bunk beds and sharing a room with the girls... and pretty much get to play outside whenever the whim catches them lol. It's gonna be amazing :)