My youngest daughter recently informed me she didn’t feel like it was really fall. Despite the front lawn covered in red and yellow leaves and the chill in the air, it really did not really did not feel like fall. She then asked why we didn’t go pumpkin picking or on a hayride like we… Read More Making New Traditions
1987 6:07 pm, the family dinner table… I tried to shrink down in my chair at the dinner table until I disappeared underneath. I knew what was coming. “So, Kelli, what’s the best thing that happened to you today?” My friend looked at me, eyebrows raised, then back at my dad and… Read More What’s the Best Thing That Happened to You Today?
For the fourth time in the past 6 months, my son announced tonight “Mommy!! I lost a TOOTH! The tooth fairy is coming again!!”Once again, my real-life parenting is not matching up with my before-kids ideals. In my “pre-kids” mind, my kids would have a monogrammed keepsake tooth pillow set aside for when they began to… Read More Tooth fairy-ing like a Pro