Tag: growing kids

18 Summers?  I Beg to Differ.

18 Summers? I Beg to Differ.

Did you know that you only get 18 summers with your kids?  You know, as dumb as it sounds, I never thought of it that way!  Not until it started being crammed down my throat this summer, anyway. It seems like every time I get […]

Text Me When You Get There

Text Me When You Get There

…and other things I say to my sons that they don’t pay attention to. I love having teenage sons. Yep.  I said it.  Go back and reread it if you need to.  Adjust your glasses; blink a few times.  I promise you read that right.  […]

I Blinked and Now June is Over

I Blinked and Now June is Over

Will somebody tell me how it is already halfway through summer break?  Honestly, it feels like I blinked 5 times and June disappeared.  It feels like we just got back from our cruise, but nope!  It’s been a whole month since then.  As the old […]

Sunday Morning Miracle

Sunday Morning Miracle

Whenever I used to hear that Lionel Richie song, “Easy Like Sunday Morning,” it would make me crazy! Whoever thinks Sunday mornings are easy is obviously not a parent trying to take kids to church! It used to feel like climbing Everest just getting everyone fed, […]

Disney Cruising: Tips from Kids for Kids!

Disney Cruising: Tips from Kids for Kids!

If you ever have the chance to go cruising on the Disney Cruise Line, you should 100% absolutely, positively take it! Is that enough of a ringing endorsement?  Because, if not, then you should definitely keep reading. Our family just got back from a totally […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Golly.  I look at that picture and how put-together we all appear and it makes me want to simultaneously laugh and cry. It makes me laugh because of how uncharacteristically serene we all seem!  Never, ever do I get all dolled up and sit sedately […]

It’s May and I’m Losing My Dang Mind

It’s May and I’m Losing My Dang Mind

I’m sitting here in my quiet kitchen.  Nobody else is home.  There’s no arguing, no begging for food, no ridiculous tween Disney show on the TV.  I’m writing and no one is bugging me. And you know what? I’d better enjoy it now, because it’s […]

Bedtime… A Love Story

Bedtime… A Love Story

There’s a sweet spot when you’re raising kids.  That time when, for just a while, maybe all your kids actually have a bedtime.  Not only do they have a bedtime, but they follow it.  And not only do they follow it, but they legit stay […]

Who WERE these grown up kids?  And can I keep them?

Who WERE these grown up kids? And can I keep them?

I’m not sure whose kids stayed at my house this weekend, but I’d respectfully request that they move in permanently. Wait.  What?  What’s that you say? You mean these were actually my own children?  These amazing humans who were self-reliant, pleasant, helpful, sweet, and hilarious…were […]

The Last Kindergarten Program (sniff…sniff…)

The Last Kindergarten Program (sniff…sniff…)

Last night, I went to the last kindergarten program that one of my children will participate in.  And the gravity of that statement didn’t hit me until about 10 minutes into the sweet photo slideshow that started off the program.  All of a sudden, there […]