Dear Self at… Age 2: You’re so proud that mommy hung that ornament you made. It’ll be a few more years before you realize she hung it on the back of the tree. Don’t judge – 30 years from now, you’ll be throwing away your kids’ artwork when they aren’t looking. Age 5: Your kindergarten teacher IS… Read More Things I’d Tell My Younger Self
One of our cats is diabetic, and I found myself in the vet’s waiting room late one afternoon with my two uniformed children, freshly retrieved from their magnet preschool/early elementary school. Their blue and khaki outfits informed the woman sitting across from us of the district they attend. She knew because it turns out she… Read More How to Prevent Your Child From Picking Up Negative Behaviors
I realized the other day that this week, it will officially become mid-October. How did that happen?! I only vaguely remember the month of September even occurring. October is my favorite month of the whole year, so I certainly want to enjoy it, but a small, nagging voice in my head is telling me that the holidays… Read More The holiday panicking has officially begun.
Holy crap, you guys. I fall for the Today Show’s Facebook headlines in the morning when I’m drying my hair. (Yes, I read FB when I dry my hair. I have a lot of hair. It’s my distraction. Don’t judge. I used to read legit books but it’s hard to turn the page and dry my hair… Read More Becoming a Better Listener
If you have children that are into Legos you know what a daunting task it can be to contain the Legos in an organized manner. You look at the bricks used to build a space station, Ninjago lair, pirate ship, etc. covering the floor and think: “Ok. We’ll sort these by Lego set. Find the… Read More How to Organize Legos
Are you the ideal mom? You’re in the kitchen cleaning while the baby is playing and husband walks in from work–starving! So you get him something to eat, feed the baby, and sit and enjoy your family for a few minutes. At this point you’re feeling like supermom. The laundry is being done, kitchen clean… Read More Mom Tips: How to Stay Sane
Eight springs ago, I was pregnant with my first son. I was working at a job that I really loved, I’d known my husband for four years, and I was pretty sure I had life figured out. Sure, having a child would change some things, but life would mostly stay the same with the addition of… Read More And just like that, life returned to normal(ish).
I love the holiday season, but after spending hours days in the kitchen baking, cooking, and doing dishes, the last thing I want to do in the new year is go nuts planning and cooking dinners for my family. While take-out is a nice treat from time to time, my kids really love helping in the kitchen,… Read More Our Favorite Easy Dinners
Well, we are nearly a full week into November, and already, the seasonal illnesses have reared their ugly heads in my house. In the past two weeks, my kids have battled croup, a bronchial infection, and a double ear infection. They’ve taken turns being miserable (see above sad photo!) and I haven’t slept well in approximately… Read More Sick Day Readiness: A Guide
Kairos is God’s time. It’s time outside of time. It’s metaphysical time. Kairos is those magical moments in which time stands still. I have a few of those moments each day, and I cherish them. – Glennon Melton, Momastery This idea of taking a pause to really see the beauty around you is from this… Read More Taking Time To Pause