Hi and welcome! My name is Kendra and I am the proud mother of two boys – a pre-schooler and a new baby. Parenting is a team effort with my patient husband, and a little bit of a circus with our two misbehaved dogs. My philosophy on parenting is ever-changing and I approach it with humor. I have a fond appreciation of art, yoga, quiet, and comedy.


The title of this blog stems from my passion for painting, which has largely alluded me since becoming a mother. But parenting is a new experience in art, and I often like to visualize what my “maternal canvas” would look like. A beautiful mess, I suppose.

Setting the tone of what you should expect from me on this blog, I hope to provide some relatable content interspersed with humor. At the very least, I want you to look at my life and laugh, with me or at me, I don’t care. There is a lot of heavy stuff out there these days, and I believe everyone deserves to escape reality with a good laugh.

Writing is my 9-5 job. I spend a lot of time with words, so why not spend a little more? Enter the blog. I hesitate to categorize this as a parenting blog, because I am in no way claiming to have any expert advice on that topic. This is just my story. And I hope you join me on this strange, beautiful journey.

So at the risk of sounding completely arrogant, I hope you stick around to read my thoughts on parenting, pets, relationships, and everything else that pops into my head. It’s gonna be weird. But, it’s gonna be real.


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