When Mommy Gets Sick

I actually liked being sick when I was little. My mom would pull out the bed from the convertible couch (normally only reserved for sleep-overs, so sleeping with that metal bar in your back on a flimsy mattress was actually very exciting). She would make macaroni and Jell-O and give me Sprite to sip on, and I would spend the … Read More

The Crack Of Dawn

About 5:45 every morning, including Saturday and Sunday, the vibrating alarm on my watch starts buzzing. Often waking me from a state of total unconsciousness, I begin furiously tapping on my watch to make it stop. No worries though, I have a second alarm set for 7 minutes later… and third alarm set for seven minutes after that. Outside of … Read More

What I’m Excited For This School Year

About this time each year, my social media is buzzing with back to school articles written by moms who are determined to make readers cry. Everyone is talking about how time flies and how our babies aren’t babies anymore. My friends are sobbing in the aisles of Target while school supply shopping. The back to school “remember when they were … Read More

Being Just A Good Enough Mom

I was the oldest of four kids, so when my first baby was born, I wasn’t as worried about some of the things new moms are. I had seen my share of kids fall down, or get sick, so I wasn’t panicked over little things. There were some areas though that I put more effort into than I have for … Read More

I’m Not The Favorite

For the first years of his life, my son was a Mama’s Boy. I don’t say this is a negative way, because I mostly quite liked him being a Mama’s Boy. I was the one that nursed him, that rocked him, that stayed home during the day to have adventures with him. I was the one that scooped him up … Read More

Too Much Testing

I went to a book club meeting today, and many of the other people there were teachers. One subject came up after lunch that often comes up in conversation with teachers: testing. Many of my relatives and closest friends are teachers, which is part of the reason I have chosen to home school my kids. The schools in my area … Read More

Transitioning To One Nap

At some point around your baby’s first birthday (usually between the ages of ten and eighteen months, all babies are different), they’ll start showing signs that they are ready to drop down to one single nap. Whether you’re on a schedule with them or not, losing a nap can be a bit of an adjustment. Many moms wonder, when is … Read More

When Did Preschoolers Get So Busy?

“You have six new emails”. As I stared at my phone watching the six new emails I had received over the last three hours download, I couldn’t imagine who they were from. This was my personal email account, not any of my work email addresses, where it’s not uncommon for me to receive emails all day long. For my personal … Read More

Let Her Wear Pink

I have three children. Two boys and one girl. She is the youngest and therefore, has two older brothers. They are proud to protect her but equally proud to teach her how to pull down her pants and dance in the kitchen. She is impressionable (as they all are) but she will do anything for her brothers. And they know … Read More

It Will Be A Good Story Someday

Sometimes there are times in motherhood that you enjoy in the moment, like when your kids are all sleeping like angels or playing happily. Sometimes there are the moments that you realize you will only enjoy years later while telling the story to someone else. My five year old woke me up yesterday by coming next to the bed and … Read More