I don’t have to follow this unspoken rule of this Get a Gift, Give a Gift. It’s the sole reason why I don’t like gift giving. It feels forced and unauthentic. Last year, I decided to break the unspoken rule on a test run. It was marvelous.
Author Archive | Amber
My youngest daughter recently started kindergarten. She has been a rock star with the transition. I have a fourth grader who has been in charge of packing her own lunch for a few years now, so I was excited to pack a lunch and snacks again. Snacks Are Fun! I love packing lunches and snacks […]
I don’t want my negative experiences with people in my life to strongly impact my daughters’ opinions of those same people.
I really don’t like playing with the superhero dolls. It’s simply not fun for me. There’s no direction in the play. What, exactly, are these superheroes doing? What’s the end goal here? None. There is no end goal.
Come to my house, hang out with us. Have a chat, have some dinner, but please. Do not go onto my deck. Please do not look at my yard. Let’s just pretend that I don’t have a yard when you come visit me. What does our back door lead to? Whatever will keep you from […]
I have no idea what I’m doing. Do you know how many times I say that to myself in a day? So many. I’m in new situations regularly with my girls and I think, Ack. This could be a memory they remember forever and I could really mess this up. Before I became a mother, I thought I […]
It’s easy to overlook yourself when you put so much focus on everyone else. I didn’t even realize I was doing it. I had a routine each morning that I followed so closely in the morning and when I got home from work, the same was true. I didn’t make any time for myself because […]
Third grade has been a difficult transition for my girl K… and for me. Possibly for me more than her. The year was difficult almost immediately. K has a habit of chatting with friends in class at inopportune times, and this year was no different. Just a week after school started, she came home saying […]
When sweet Meg offered to come to our house before 8 am to capture pictures of our family in our home, I was so super excited! The majority of my mornings are crazy and ridiculous, and 90% of the time someone cries. I was stoked to show all of you this craziness. Doesn’t it make you […]
I was never much of a baby holder as a teenager or young adult. I didn’t look at toddlers and feel compelled to squeeze their cute little bodies next to me, but something changed in me when I had my first little girl. I suddenly looked at children and I just wanted to hold them […]