Tag: kids

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s Fine.  I’m Fine.  Everything’s Fine.

It’s Fine. I’m Fine. Everything’s Fine.

Greetings from my little corner of Crazy Town!! Seriously, man, things around here have been absolutely bananas lately!  I think I’ve already adequately discussed how May is the new December, so I won’t yank your chain any more about all that.  But there are a […]

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 […]

Making Yourself at Home in Your Parish

Making Yourself at Home in Your Parish

When you are part of a family, you help the family. This is one of the lessons Greg and I try to teach our children here in our own house.  Why do we ask them to do the dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathrooms […]

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 […]

I’m a Lazy Spring Break Mom and YOU CAN TOO!

I’m a Lazy Spring Break Mom and YOU CAN TOO!

Ah, spring break.  No school, no homework, no commitments. WELCOME BACK YOU BEAUTIFUL THING, YOU!! I just wanted to hop on here real quick to support my dear readers who may be a bit like me…a bit lazy.  And to give you a great big […]

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 […]

From Dentists & Cavities, Braces & Wisdom Teeth, Good Lord Deliver Me

From Dentists & Cavities, Braces & Wisdom Teeth, Good Lord Deliver Me

January 2018 was the Month of Teeth and I AM OVER IT. Oh, my sweet heavens, people.  I am not even kidding.  This month, between my kids and myself, we have visited the dentist and/or orthodontist…wait for it…NINE TIMES.  NINE!! That’s basically one trip to […]