It is beautiful and amazing and all the things we feel watching our little people grow into the best version of themselves. Then one day they are these amazing independent people, and they are off on their own, and don’t need to lean on us anymore or need us quite as much.… Read More Mothering Through the College Years
Rest assured on the nights when you are lying awake as you ponder how such a tiny being can possibly take up an entire king size bed, that they won’t sleep in your bed forever. … Read More They Won’t Sleep In Your Bed Forever
Every time my daughter gets sick, I unlock a new parenting achievement.… Read More Achievement Unlocked?
While sitting together on the couch recently, my child said, “Mom, I think I’m gender fluid.” I immediately responded by saying, “Oh, that’s cool, do you want me to use different pronouns?” They said yes to please start using they/them but that some days they may ask me to use she/her or he/him. I must… Read More My Child Came Out to Me as Gender Fluid
I drive my kids to and from school in another town, so we have eighteen full minutes in the car each way. Eighteen minutes where I have them all to myself and they can’t walk away. This is when we have our talks. … Read More Car Ride Conversations
Instead of talking about the bad bits, I figured I’d scrap my planned post and talk about some of my good bits this year. So, pull up a comfy chair. Would anyone like some cheese?… Read More What Day is it Again?
I realized at that moment, in all the hustle and bustle of buying gifts and wrapping them, making truffles, sending Christmas cards, planning menus, getting ready for church and packing the car with all of the gifts, we had forgotten the one thing we truly needed… remembering the true meaning of the holiday and the reasson for the season. … Read More Finding the Christmas Magic
I’ve heard about the empty nest. That time in your parenting journey when you have your home to yourself. Your children are off, flying on their own, living their lives and you and maybe your partner can pat yourselves on the backs, toast your children’s successes, enjoy the freedom. No one, however, told me about… Read More My Emptying Nest
My son trains hard and he shows up to win. So naturally when he loses, he is upset. But as a parent I struggle with how much upset is appropriate in this very public setting and in what ways is it appropriate for hi… Read More Sitting With The Losses
There are moments when I feel like out of the blue someone suddenly punched me in the gut and immediately I am racked with guilt and overcome with worry that I’m damaging these innocent kids who didn’t choose this life, to have a split family. … Read More “When Will I See You Next?” The Heartache Of Co-Parenting