Tag: mom life

My Kids are Mine, But They’re Not Me

My Kids are Mine, But They’re Not Me

Our oldest son can play at least 4 different instruments.  I can’t play a single one. My second son is an absolute crack up with a sharp wit and quick sense of humor.  I’m never quite as speedy with a clever comeback. Our older daughter […]

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 […]

Early-Onset Tiredness: Are you affected?!

Early-Onset Tiredness: Are you affected?!

Have you experienced any of the following symptoms at or before 7:30 pm? yawning lethargy apathy drooping eyelids general lack of interest in surroundings a need to “just close your eyes for a minute” or “check your eyelids for holes” inability to focus as you […]

Deep Thoughts from Mom’s Sick Bed

Deep Thoughts from Mom’s Sick Bed

Heaven help me, y’all.  I’ve been sick.  Congestion, cough, drippy nose…the whole nine yards.  And for the first time in years – years, I tell you! – I ran a fever.  And all I can say about that is I really hope it’s the last […]

Favorite Catholic Podcasts for Women

Favorite Catholic Podcasts for Women

If you would have told me a year ago that there were Catholic podcasts to listen to, I’m not sure I would have believed you. If you had told me a year ago that I’d eventually have ten of them set to automatically download to my […]

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 […]

7 Ways to Pamper a New (but not first-time) Mom

7 Ways to Pamper a New (but not first-time) Mom

Let’s just start this off with a general disclaimer, shall we?  Two things absolutely need to be said before we go any further with this blog post. I love babies.  Particularly newborns, but really any baby is absolutely divine. Sisters are a gift from God […]

The 10 Stages of Hurricane Irma: Riding Out the Storm

The 10 Stages of Hurricane Irma: Riding Out the Storm

Growing up in the Midwest, thunderstorms were my jam.  I remember standing on the porch or in the garage with my dad, watching them roll in from the west, loving both the thrill of impending doom and the safety I felt in his presence.  Whatever […]