Tag: kids

Adios, Winter Break!

Adios, Winter Break!

It is official, winter break is over.  The kids went back to school this morning and my house is finally quiet again. Cue Andy Williams and sing with me now, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Don’t get me wrong, though!  I love […]

2018 – The Good Parts Version

2018 – The Good Parts Version

In an effort to not end the year in a total buzzkill of a hormonal funk (see previous post), I’ve decided that my last blog post for 2018 should be nothing but good stuff.  It’s time to shake off the grinchy green and feel a […]

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 […]

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 […]