Tag: family

Just Catching Up

Just Catching Up

Well!  It’s been a hot minute since I posted here, hasn’t it?  Life with kids is always a wild ride, but November and December seem to make things just a little more extra-special crazy. So, just to keep myself accountable and you in the loop, […]

5 Ways to Counteract the “Gimmes” with Gratitude this Advent

5 Ways to Counteract the “Gimmes” with Gratitude this Advent

To paraphrase the brilliant Jane Austen, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a modern child in possession of everything (s)he could possibly need, must be in want of more.” This is true whenever grandparents come to town, when their birthdays roll around, and most […]

Ordinary Blessings

Ordinary Blessings

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. – William Arthur Ward. Happy Thanksgiving, friends!! May your stuffing be savory, your pies be plentiful, and may nary a dry bite of turkey cross your lips. […]

Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them

Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.  May he rest in peace.  May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen. I think I heard this prayer […]

I Hate Halloween (but don’t tell my kids)

I Hate Halloween (but don’t tell my kids)

Oh, Halloween, you cooky crazy holiday, you!  I really can’t stand your guts. Or your gore… or your gluttonous amounts of candy… your freaking expensive costumes…  But each year, you come back around with your Reese’s peanut butter pumpkins and your insanely cute kiddos and […]

Cars and Mass and Letting Go

Cars and Mass and Letting Go

My oldest son has been a licensed driver for four months now.  I am almost over the shock of it. Believe me, it will still occasionally take me by surprise when he suggests that he run an errand for me or something.  For instance, I’ll […]

Like Riding a Bike

Like Riding a Bike

We have successfully taught 3 children to ride a bike.  And one learned by accident. Well, I guess I can’t say that she learned entirely by accident.  She 100% knew what she was doing!  The rest of us, though, were completely gobsmacked when our youngest […]

To all the Invisible, Default, Keeper Moms…I See You!

To all the Invisible, Default, Keeper Moms…I See You!

I was chatting with my sister the other day.  She is honestly one of my favorite people on the entire planet.  And, as usually happens, we got to talking about our lives as moms. Sure we talked about all of the nitty gritty.  Her with […]

Mom’s Taxi…On Duty!

Mom’s Taxi…On Duty!

“OK, kids!  If you’re riding my bus, you’d better load up!  Time to go!” At approximately 7:52 every weekday morning, you’ll hear me yelling this through the hustle and bustle of my house.  Mom’s Taxi leaves early and runs just about all day long at […]

5 Tips for Weekly Menu Planning Success!

5 Tips for Weekly Menu Planning Success!

Plus 4 Weeks of Sample Menus! Let’s just be real honest, OK?  I am a planner.  I like making lists and checking things off of said lists.  It makes me happy; what can I say? When I go on vacation, I make lists of what […]