I have these kids completely figured out, and then a few days later they do something that throws me completely off. I, of course, suspect it’s because I don’t spend enough time with my children. It’s because I don’t talk to them enough. It’s because I work full-time out of the home. Of course. But […]
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What’s with these kids hating coats so much? I remember wrestling my tiny crying baby into her a snowsuit in preparation of the cold outdoors. Those little arms went into the arms holes only to pop right back out again. She’s too young to understand that this coat will keep her warm, I thought. If […]
A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I were talking with my cousin and his wife. It came up that my cousin wanted to hike to the Everest base camp. My reaction to this consisted of multiple high pitched, “what?!” and my drawing out the word cr-A-zy into three syllables. I was surprised when […]
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.
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 […]