I am a parent.
Today I am enjoying being a parent. My little girl is playing sweetly with her dollies and trying to tickle them and just being wonderful in general. She brings a smile to my face as she pushes her dolly stroller by and smiles at me. Today is fantastic.
Yesterday… yesterday I [...]Continue Reading →
Dove has recently come out with a new series for their Real Beauty campaign. And to be truthful, I am amazed at the honest vulnerability of these women.
We are our harshest critics. Only 4 percent of women believe they are beautiful. So what does this mean for our children? Not just our [...]Continue Reading →
On my quest for the organized house I decided to tackle the toy room. It was quite a job.
First, I went through all the toys and to get rid of the ones our children had outgrown. We donated to goodwill, the daycare etc. This was a fantastic opportunity to teach Big Brother about giving [...]Continue Reading →
Motherhood, it’s a wonderful thing. Wonderfully difficult. Wonderfully rewarding and wonderfully filled with guilt.
I’m always amazed at the power love has over us. It’s this power that will lift us up high and drop us back down. And it’s this power that causes self doubt and a horrible spiral of guilt. Unjustified, self [...]Continue Reading →
So now that we finally have beautiful wood floors and a gorgeous new rug…. now, after years of ugly, hideous carpeting… now, we have stains showing up all the time.
Our latest awful stains have been grape and blood. the blood stains were super tiny, but still I [...]Continue Reading →
In every family a little jealousy must come. Sibling jealousy to be specific.
One of the ways that we try to combat this jealousy is to have kid date night. This is a night where mom and dad take Big Brother out all by himself. (We’ll do this with Little Sister also when [...]Continue Reading →
You’ll find tons of cute littler monster patches when you look up how to patch holey jeans. And when you look in Pinterest you’ll find dozens more of these cute little things. But all of them look like a big effort to me. More effort than I really wan to give. That’s a conundrum since [...]Continue Reading →
Charging stations are great. I love how they keep everything nice and tidy. All the cords are tucked away and the charging station can look fantastic on your counter.
But here’s the problem. They’re all pretty generic. White or brown, with the exception of the wild grass one.
Every once in a while life gets… crazy. Like out of control, can’t think past the next few minutes without feeling anxiety creep in. Well once in a while has turned into the norm now. Not at home, no, that’s my solace. Loud, screamy, jumping, boisterous solace, but still… my solace.
Work has been out [...]Continue Reading →