yeah... blame my friends, family, and lack of sleep

The name is basically what happened after a night of insomnia-fueled browsing of lifestyle blogs  with clever and alliterative titles like Kids & Cupcakes or or something to that effect, with photos of genetically-gifted moms with amazing hair, gorgeously lit playrooms with organic, free-range toys, and children in matching outfits with nary a stain in sight. Those blogs are beautiful and inspiring, but just seemed so disconnected from the realities of a chubby girl with... interesting hair and a life featuring, well,  more stains and dirty diapers and vacuuming of pet hair than cute outfits and high heels. 

I wrote a rambling 3am post on Facebook explaining that if I ever had a lifestyle blog, it would probably be called something like Diapers & Dog Hair, and have special features on how to get cat vomit off of pillowcases and posts like Advanced Negotiating with Toddlers: Using Goldfish Crackers as Currency. And amazingly, people said they would totally read that. 

So here we are. Depending on your opinions of the site, My best friend and husband can be thanked or blamed for this, as they both pushed me to pursue it. Oh, and the day after I decided to actually do this, one of the dogs totally ralphed across our pillows, just to spite me for the cat reference.