Top Five This Week: Mom Fail, Back To School, Organizing, Pinterest, and Sh*t My Kid Says

Mom Fail

So, this one time, I was a hot mess and thought school started a day before it actually did. I got Ben all excited for school (he’s not a huge fan), we had the night before jitters, and the next day I realized it was not, in fact, the first day of school.

Back to School

Need I say more?! School started!!!! I miss my little buddy when he’s at school, but holy hell is it easier to work with only one kid in the house.


You know I love it, and I know you do too. I have a system for almost everything now. I even recycled papers the boy brought home from school! AND, I have 14, yes, 14 new 2-pocket folders that I have categorized with all the different things I’ve got going on in my life. It might seem crazy to you, but I feel so.much.better.


I love Pinterest. LOVE IT! I find it so inspirational. But let’s face it, it’s really easy to get a complex looking at all these things to do with your kids, your home, your hair. It goes on and on! So if you have not read You Are the Pinterest Perfect Real Mom by finding joy n BlogHer , do it now! And then go make your own Real Mom’s board on Pinterest. I did – let’s start a revolution!

Sh*t My Kid Says

I swear, it must be so bizarre to live in the boy’s head. I know it’s bizarre to live out of his head. One of my favorite gems from this week went a little something like this. He is on the couch, just randomly screaming into a pillow. I lovingly say, “dude, WHAT is your problem?” He says, “Who, me? I’m EXOTIC!!!” Yes, son, yes you are!

What were the highlights of your week? Enjoy your Sunday!

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Elaine GriffinElaine Griffin (a.k.a. Laine) is a freelance WordPress designer, content creator, and speaker. She brings her background as a sociologist, advocate, and educator, to her work and her writing, which has been featured on BlogHer and The SITS Girls. On The Laine List she spills her guts about life, motherhood, and balancing work and family. She also sprinkles in some fun recipe and cocktail posts. On Elaine Griffin Designs, she writes easy to follow tutorials about WordPress, social media, SEO, and blogging.
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  1. says

    Bahahahaha! You screwed up the first day of school! That is EPIC! hahahaha! Was it the first day of school for the rest of your kid’s life? That would only make it so much better. :) Hey, I got my daughter a bunch of homework incompletes thinking we’d have the weekend to do the mountain of homework given my kindergartener. Oops. :)

    • Laine says

      I’m just glad that I didn’t take him there and realize. Or worse, MISS the first day! Sounds like you need a homework schedule, Tricia!

  2. says

    1. Mom fail? Done that. Nice to not feel so alone anymore.
    2. The folders. Yes. Never underestimate the soothing powers of folders.
    3. I really want to scream into a pillow now, just so I can say “I’m EXOTIC!!!” when my husband asks what I’m doing.

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