Part of being a mom is embracing the fact that you have willingly accepted the position of hearing childlike responses to most every single thing that happens in a day. “We are leaving! Put your shoes on!” <<hear groans>> “Time to turn the TV off, your time is up!” <<hear begging and pleading for more… Continue reading 5 Things My Kids and I See Differently on the Daily
Do you wonder if your child is listening while you pray? Ask God to keep her GROUNDED in Christ . . .
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
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
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?
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)
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