“When your oldest kids were toddlers, were you able to do all of the amazing stuff you do now?” This question was emailed to me last week. The letter went on to say, “My kids are 3 and 2 and try as I might to be frugal, we just can’t manage to do a lot… [continue reading]
Happy Mother’s Day!
To my mom on Mother’s Day! It is only now that I am a mother that I have begun to understand your role. I took you for granted as a child. You didn’t love me less. I remember one junior high conversation when I said, “Mom, it would be so sad if I died now,… [continue reading]
Our Initiation into Parenthood
It was at the hospital after the birth of our first child that I first realized what a sound sleeper my husband is. I don’t remember what it was I needed, but I kept pushing the nurse’s button and nothing was happening. I tried calling Jason, who was asleep on a pull out chair beside… [continue reading]
4 Sure Ways to be a Hero to Your Kids this Summer!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods and SheSpeaks. All opinions are entirely my own. WONDER WOMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Summer is HERE! I am so excited, so much more time with the kids doing things… [continue reading]
If you give a child a balloon…
I hate balloons. I hate, I HATE balloons. If you give a child a balloon he might smile…for a minute. I mean, if it’s a full minute that’s amazing, because usually within a few seconds something goes REALLY wrong. The siblings. Rarely are there balloons to go around for all the children so usually one… [continue reading]
Give moms a break!
“You will not believe what your child did this time!” came the shrill, exasperated voice of my daughter’s child care worker at a church where I attended a ladies Bible study. I endured similar comments every time I picked her up. I so dreaded picking my daughter up that finally I quit going to the… [continue reading]
“Mom! I had an accident!” how common those words were and not just at bed time. Poor kid! You don’t expect your fully potty trained child to have so many accidents though it is more common than you think! With a family history of enuresis, it was something I was prepared for. Having heard some… [continue reading]
Mommy’s Little Helpers: How everyone helps
This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. A number of years ago I spent a summer training my girls to help me keep a clean home. It wasn’t that they weren’t helping at all. They would do a job when I asked them, but I needed… [continue reading]
A dinner date with my daughter at the Olive Garden
It is our tradition to go on an overnight date with each daughter every two years from the time they turn eight. Faith ended up getting her turn a little late. It seemed like every time we planned to go something would come up prohibiting our departure, but we finally made it work. We were… [continue reading]
Daily Mom (and Dad) Moments
Look at those kids! Aren’t they just so angelic? Use your imagination. Okay so they just look like regular kids on movie night right? And they were. Yesterday afternoon we watched a movie together and then went out for tacos. By the way, I figured out how to go out to eat more. Fix something… [continue reading]