To me, that’s saying that sure, my legs are essentially wet noodles, and my lungs kinda suck at being lungs—but, I’m alive. And my mind is still sharp. Well, less sharp after having two babies, but still… I get to wake up and spend my days with my two beautiful babies. I get to enjoy […]
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We’re working really hard, but it’s easy to keep our family as our focus. My job isn’t overly demanding, and my husband is at home with our kids all but 12 hours per week. Our children aren’t involved in a bunch of extra-curricular activities because they’re one and four years old. Right now, my children […]
I waited a long time to get pregnant. Too long apparently, because once I began the process of fertility treatments at the age of 36, my chart proclaimed, “advanced maternal age.” Wait, what? Thirty-six just didn’t seem that old to me. I was in my second marriage, and thoroughly enjoying my life as a former-marketing-director-turned-nomad […]
It didn’t used to be this way. When I was a kid, road trips were a BLAST! We could lie down in the back without buckles. *Gasp!* And we went to sleep comfortably without restraints. The worst discomfort we had was the occasional sibling taking up too much room next to us.
As parents, we all want to make a positive impact on our children and do our best to raise them well. The single most valuable thing you can do today as a mom or dad is to share a meal with your child. Having regular meals together five to seven times per week is critical […]
If you need to excavate a pair of shorts you haven’t seen since 1994, please begin before 7 p.m. This 7 p.m. thing applies to any question that begins with, “Have you seen my…”
Initially, her response infuriated me inside. Relax? You’ve been handed an opportunity many children could only dream of, and you want to relax? Don’t you owe it to your teacher and school to represent them? Not to mention you’ve been given a gift, and we should share our gifts with the world. When I was […]
I’ve learned that it means I gave up one title for a dozen others, but anything that’s worth having requires work. I am blessed with the opportunity to be at home with my children, and watch them grow up.
I’m so proud of my kids and their lack of judgment towards others. At one point, after handing a sack to a man who was fixing his bike, my son said “He didn’t have any fingers. I bet it’s hard for him to fix his bike.” He wasn’t afraid, he didn’t mention this man’s dirty […]
In almost twelve years, we’ve weathered some seasons. Good ones, great ones, and some tough ones, too. We’re still here. He walks in, I can tell he’s tired, but he lifts up his miniature princess and kisses her cheek. Our oldest grabs his leg and he tousles his hair in response, while locking eyes with […]