Day to day · Mommy Talk · Parenting

Beware the first grader’s homework folder

If children came out of the womb as first graders we probably wouldn’t have more children — and not because that would hurt like hades. But because of the first grade homework — and projects and fundraising and sign ups — and fruity fridays and pajama days — and facing the wrath of God when you forget pajama day. And their incessant… Continue reading Beware the first grader’s homework folder

Character Building · Day to day · Mommy Talk · Parenting

Introducing the Zombie Mom series

Trying to write when you haven’t slept is almost pointless. I talk myself out of almost every idea I have because I can’t form coherent thoughts when speaking to my children — much less form a thought and write it down with correct spelling. Especially after a night of a baby wide awake mad-crying for… Continue reading Introducing the Zombie Mom series

Character Building · Christian Thoughts · Day to day · Mommy Talk · Parenting · Twins · Uncategorized

My everyday crossroads. Which way would you go?

As a new mom of four the most major life change I’ve found is that I’m not operating at 100% anymore. Not that I ever was, really, but whatever level of energy I had with say, 3 kids (including twin BOYS) is even less now. Now, my every step has to be calculated — searching… Continue reading My everyday crossroads. Which way would you go?

Day to day · Mommy Talk · Parenting · Twins

My Top Five Halloween Costume Ideas (that require very little prep work)

Here we are, middle of September. The back to school lunch bags are on clearance at Target and replaced with scary insanity like this: Within seconds of school starting my kids came home asking, “When’s Halloween??” And while I don’t mind the curiosity, I just wanted to get through the first week of packing a… Continue reading My Top Five Halloween Costume Ideas (that require very little prep work)

Jimmy Fallon · New York City · Parenting · Pregnant in NYC

What 24 Hrs in NYC Will Get You (at 35 Weeks Pregnant)

I appreciate The Holderness Family parents who recently posted a parody video about what it’s like to do NYC after you have kids. One thing I couldn’t personally buy into was how fit they were and that she was NOT carrying around an extra fifty pounds brought on by a 35-week-in-utero-baby-boy and excessive crumb cake intake. She looked comfortable riding… Continue reading What 24 Hrs in NYC Will Get You (at 35 Weeks Pregnant)

Character Building · Christian Thoughts · Day to day · heart talk · Mommy Talk · Parenting · Twins

3 Magical Tips That Reduce the Friction (and Complaining) In Our Home

I’ve been a parent now for approximately 6 and 1/2 years. If I worked in an industry or sat down at a desk anywhere for 6 and 1/2 years, I would be considered a veteran – a loyalist – perhaps even an expert in my particular position. Yet with parenting, it feels like I start… Continue reading 3 Magical Tips That Reduce the Friction (and Complaining) In Our Home

Christian Thoughts · Day to day · heart talk · Mommy Talk · Parenting

If Our Bodies Had ‘Battery Life Left’ Notifications

I’d like to start this post by speaking directly to those who had a nice, casual morning. Yes, you. Whoever you are, I have one question for you that I hope you can take seriously: Can I come live with you? Our morning started with the typical muffled stomps of four year olds walking around… Continue reading If Our Bodies Had ‘Battery Life Left’ Notifications