When the baby is screaming, and the toddler has knocked over the dog’s water for upteenth time today, and it’s 5:30 and dinner isn’t made, and you haven’t showered, and your husband walks through the door, all you want to do is toss the baby (ever so gently but urgently) in his arms and run.… Continue reading 5 Things We All Need When We Just. Can’t. Even.
When I got pregnant with my son less than four years ago, I had no idea the changes I was about to face. My body, my mind, my heart, my emotions, my sanity, my personality, my happiness, my stability: it all shifted, some for better and some for worse. The fast pace of the past… Continue reading Where’d Mommy Go?
It’s already begun: posts everywhere about “Top 10 Things To Change in the New Year” and “How to Make 2016 Your Best Year Yet” as if I’ve somehow miserably failed in 2015, as if I wasn’t good enough this year, but next year I will be if I take their advice. I’m tired of… Continue reading New Year: Same You
Twas the night we all slept, and all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse The box fan was running ‘hind the old rocking chair It was darker than dark in our small child’s lair The toddler was snuggled all warm in his bed With a paci and blankies laid… Continue reading Twas The Night We All Slept: How to Give Your Child Healthier Sleep
When my husband and I first moved into a little two bedroom rental home together, it was bliss. We were about to get married; the school year was over; and I was spending the remaining months before our wedding finishing up last minute plans and working at a snow cone stand nearby. Life was good.… Continue reading Tuesday Treasures: Security
I know when my child starts to feel frustrated and grits his teeth and says, “I’M ANGRYYY!” the first thing I do is sing Daniel Tiger to him. “When you feel so mad that you wanna ROAR, take a deep breath and count to four. 1, 2, 3, 4.” (You know you sang along…and if… Continue reading Mom’s Favorite Things
We see things all the time calling for “the reason for the season” and “Savior not Santa” yet I feel like most of us don’t put in the extra effort to act like a Christ follower during the holidays much outside of dropping change in the Salvation Army buckets. I know I didn’t. It’s such… Continue reading Tuesday Treasures: Wealth
Whether it’s Christmas break and you’re suddenly having a huge appreciation for your children’s teachers or it’s your gig all year round, staying at home with your kids can be rough. It’s an especially difficult transition for moms used to a fast paced workplace where you leave at the end of the day feeling… Continue reading Staying Home: A Survival Guide
I mentioned last month that I wanted to help my 2 year old embrace the thankfulness and giving part of this holiday season by finding ways to volunteer with him, so we set out last night to give some symbols of life and love to those who may not have many visitors this Christmas. … Continue reading Tuesday Treasures: Family
Teacher: a person who educates, protects, and cares for children. Mother: a person who educates, protects, and cares for children. My mother is a special education teacher. My aunt was an administrator. Several of my cousins are teachers. A ton of my friends are teachers. I am a teacher. We are also all parents.… Continue reading I Am Enough