Triple Threat - Life with 3 Boys

Mom of 3 boys. Full-time working-outside-the-home modern woman. Cooks dinner every night wife. Yeah, that's me.

Life is crazy, chaotic and insane, and that was with 1 boy. Now I've got 3, and I'm pretty sure I dropped my brain...

When you need a good laugh, where (besides your own blog) do you turn?

What's your child's weirdest habit?

What's the most bizarre parenting product or children's toy you've seen or heard of?

What's your family's favorite recipe for chicken or tofu?


Grilled Citrus Chicken Who doesn't love grilled chicken? This is one recipe that all of my picky eaters love, is simple to prepare, and easy on the wallet. It's a quick and easy marinated grilled chicken that you can use for salad, tacos/burritos, wraps or just by itself: The HUGE list of ingredients: 2 - 4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken (we prefer breast tenderloins, but any cut will work) 1-2 packet(s) McCormick Citrus Marinade (prepare as directed on package with vinegar, oil & water) The INTENSE prep directions: Mix the marinade by dumping it all in a gallon-sized ziploc baggie. Throw in the chicken. Marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes - overnight is best unless you decide to use fruit juice in the marinade. Juice tends to toughen the meat if left on more than an hour, but it really perks up the flavors in this stuff. The HORRIBLY TIME CONSUMING cooking directions: Grill the chicken on the BBQ or broil in the oven until done - the grill usually takes about 8 minutes, the broiler 10-15, depending on the cut of meat you've used. Convincing the family to eat it: I like to pair with grilled corn tortillas, fresh sliced avocado and a mango salsa. Another option is slicing and throwing on a plate of tossed green salad, or mixing with some prepared brown rice and stir-fried veggies sprinkled with Mrs. Dash Table Blend(r). The possibilities are endless!
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What's one of the worst messes your child has made? Please share a link to a photo if you have one.


If I had to choose one, it would have to be the first time any of my boys decided to use poop as finger paint. My youngest had just learned how to remove his diaper, and decided that naptime was better spent becoming the next Picasso, using poop and the bedroom wall. Well, the wall, crib, bedding, stuffed animals, blankets, himself and his hair. I think I threw up in my mouth a little when I went up to check on him after about an hour. I was wishing for a fire-hose and Lysol!
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