Tag: mom life

July Reads: Crazy Rich, Jazz Age, and Beloved

July Reads: Crazy Rich, Jazz Age, and Beloved

Would you look at that?  Another month and another four books have just flown by! You’ve gotta love summer reading, don’t you?  More uninterrupted time to sink into a world that isn’t your own.  More of what you want to read and less of what […]

Just Wear the Bathing Suit — Why, How, and a Little Positivity

Just Wear the Bathing Suit — Why, How, and a Little Positivity

Moms, raise your hand if a bathing suit is one of your very favorite pieces of clothing to wear in public. OK, well, if your hand is raised, you can probably stop reading now.  Because you are a rock star of epic proportions and certainly […]

Where’s My Blue Flame?

Where’s My Blue Flame?

Last month, in my own personal read-a-thon of sorts, I read One Beautiful Dream.  This book by ingenious Catholic author and radio show host Jennifer Fulwiler certainly gave me a lot to think about! Now, if you follow Catholic Twitter or Instagram at all, you’ll have seen […]

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, […]

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 […]

Mom Hacks: Kids & Family Edition

Mom Hacks: Kids & Family Edition

One of my very favorite things is to witness women helping women.  And in today’s installment of Mom Hacks, you get just that. I put out the call on Facebook for the best sanity saving hacks involving managing family life.  I wasn’t sure quite what […]

Mom Hacks: Self Care Edition!

Mom Hacks: Self Care Edition!

Let’s just keep this Mother’s Day party going all week long, shall we? Today is the first in this week-long series all about Mom Hacks. Over the past few weeks, I asked my Facebook and Instagram friends for their best hints in a few different […]

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 […]

80/10/10

80/10/10

(Today’s post has been pulled from some journaling I had done about 5 years ago.  For all of you still in the trenches with little ones, please know that we do remember.  We really do.  And for those of us whose kids are a bit […]