Tag: kids

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 […]

Parenting & the Pumpkin Patch

Parenting & the Pumpkin Patch

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. So it says in Ecclesiastes 3:1 and so it is with the annual family trek to the pumpkin patch.  I was struck with this realization the other day when Greg and I […]

The 4 Back-to-School Traditions Our Family Loves

The 4 Back-to-School Traditions Our Family Loves

It’s one of my favorite times of the year!!  Back to school season is upon us! Of course, this does mean an end to the lazy days of summer, but let’s be honest.  By the middle of August, we’ve gone on vacation and swim team […]

When You Go On Vacation, Leave the Lice at Home.

When You Go On Vacation, Leave the Lice at Home.

You would think that taking two parents, four kids, five suitcases, and a booster seat all the way to Texas for vacation would have been enough, right?  But imagine, if you will, that you also brought along a whole lot more…creatures…than you bargained for.

Mom’s Deep Dish Pizza-ish

Mom’s Deep Dish Pizza-ish

Sorry it’s been kind of quiet around here in the Food section of the ol’ blog.  Summertime is not one of my favorite times of year to do a lot of actual cooking.  We tend to eat a lot of grilled meats and thrown-together salads […]

Is Summer Vacation Over YET?!

Oh, July.  With your billion degree temperatures, million percent humidity, and promise of school starting next month.  You make me so nostalgic for the glory days of May.  Way back when it wasn’t so hot and the kids were in school and we had some […]