Sometimes When I Open My Mouth My Mother Comes Out…



  • I hope someday you have kids just like you!
      • I love my kids but some days they drive me absolutely crazy!  Sometimes I cringe to myself when I hear this come out of my mouth! Guess who is gonna be babysitting their kids some day?  Hopefully me, so if their children could be slightly calmer I’d really appreciate it!  My 6 year old has assured me many times that he will always make sure they are happy and let them have whatever they want.  I need to get this on video to show his kids someday.  I think my Mom got what she wished for, my daughter is my mini me in almost every way.  
  • Hold your head still!  
      • I know many times my mom would say this while yanking a brush through my hair while I’d complain that she was too rough.  I’m sure I was holding way more still than my 8 year old daughter does when I’m trying to brush the knots out of her hair….
  • Wear your pants where they belong!
      • In recent years I have come to despise the ever popular low-rise jeans, the only muffin top I wanna see is from one I can eat, which is probably why I need high waisted mom pants.  My 8 year old daughter who refuses to even pick out her own clothes every morning (yet whines about half the stuff I set out for her) has already become a low rise fan.  In my defense the only times I’ve told her that her pants belong up higher are when she was wearing leggings or tights.  
  • If you’re bored there is plenty of stuff that needs done around here!
      • The only time that my kids are not bored is when they are eating or playing with some electronic device.  When I declare that all screen time is being revoked there is suddenly absolutely NOTHING to do in our house.  Even though you can’t see their bedroom floors or the toy room floor and there toys are strewn throughout the house.  Not to mention the millions of toys laying around.  I know I did the same thing.  
  • Money doesn’t grow on trees
    • I don’t use these exact words most of the time, but I’m sure I have said them before. I am constantly trying to explain to my kids that everything costs money and that money has to be earned somehow.

Who? What? Why?

WHO am I?

I am Nichole, mom of 3, full time nurse, photo booth operator, Sunday school teacher,  and busy crafter!  My husband is Bob, full time auto detailer (a.k.a. car wash boy) specializing in paintless dent repair, photo booth helper, and Super Dad. 


 We have 3 monkeys, I mean kids, I assure you they are human, they don’t fling poop usually, although they eat bananas and climb cabinets with ease!  They are Marissa, 8 year old big sister, aspiring doctor/Ballerina/Princess; Ryan, 6 year old Minecraft obsessed goofball with a heart of gold; and Theo, 2 year old with an attitude and a not so innocent smile. 

Our Monkeys! 

Some days they’re super sweet.


Most days look like this. 

WHAT is this all about?

I don’t even know yet! I know it’ll include parenting struggles and joys, tons of funny things my kids say and do, crafts I’m working on, and LOTS of pictures because I LOVE pictures!   

In case you are a circus fanatic and the title of this blog misled you, you should know there probably won’t be much about a typical circus, the kind with clowns, elephants, acrobats, etc.  The closest thing we have to a circus act is extra nipples, but that’s a post for a different day.  

WHY am I writing this?

I’ve almost completed all the candy crush levels and thought I’d need something else to fill my time.  Just kidding, I have plenty of laundry and other things to fill my time.  

So many times someone has said, “You should write a book about all the things they say/do,” after hearing stories about our crazy monkeys!  Writing SOMETHING has been on my mind for the last few months and this seemed like the best place to start.  I really enjoy writing and have been told before I’m pretty good at putting things into words.  
I’m glad you’re here!  I hope this blog brings lots of laughter!