Precious Vandalism

When our kids are quiet we always have to investigate why don’t we? Yesterday afternoon, my six year old son Timothy went to his room to “take a nap” (which has yet to actually turn into taking a nap) while I was putting the baby down for a nap in the crib. I stepped into … Read more

Let Them Fail

Someone has to have the kid that’s the best at something, and someone has to have the kid that’s the worst at something. It is a competitive world and we are pushing kids harder than ever before to succeed at absolutely everything. Of course we want our kids to have ambition and get ahead in … Read more

Things I Wish I Knew Before Kids

The things I wish I knew before kids, advice to new parents.

Expecting a baby is such an exciting time. It’s common to buy top-of-the-line everything and to prepare that perfect nursery. For your first baby, anyway. While it is fun to shop for your little bundle, after your first time around the block things tend to relax a bit as your prepare for your second. It … Read more

Little Smiles, Big Trials

We tend to share our happiest times in life online.  But what about the other ones? This is a recent picture that I uploaded to social media.  Two happy boys.  You almost don’t even notice the messy house in the background.  They are the loves of my life, my greatest joys, my babies. I don’t … Read more

I’m Running Away and Never Coming Back

The thought seared through my head.  It was not my finest day as a mom.  The never-ending snack requests, toys littering the living room floor and clingy baby cries piled up on me. It was soon after a trip back home, and I was really missing my family.  The air conditioner in the car conked … Read more

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