Tag: mom life

Stay-at-Home-Mom is a Misnomer…and other lessons from 15 years as a SAHM

Stay-at-Home-Mom is a Misnomer…and other lessons from 15 years as a SAHM

Fifteen years.  I’ve been at this SAHM gig for 15 whole years now.  How is that even possible? Well, I’ll tell you how.  Time flies, man.  Time flies. I became a mom, and therefore a working mom, while I was an elementary school teacher in […]

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 […]

Something’s Coming

Something’s Coming

Yesterday, Greg and I took a walk around the neighborhood.  We decided that it was high time we shake off our slovenly holiday ways and fit some exercise into the last day of the year.  And, as we are wont to do on these kid-free […]

The Mantra that Saved My Christmas

The Mantra that Saved My Christmas

Yes, friends.  I had a mantra on repeat inside my head this year.  And it had nothing to do with sugar plum fairies, Santa, or cookies.  It wasn’t anything along the lines of “I’m just so happy!” or “It’s the most wonderful time of the […]

Wait. I’m supposed to WHAT in joyful hope?

Wait. I’m supposed to WHAT in joyful hope?

This is it, kids.  We are in the final countdown and Christmas will be here one week from today.  Baby Jesus will be in the manger.  Santa will have visited.  And your family room will be strewn with all manner of wrappings and trappings and […]

Just Catching Up

Just Catching Up

Well!  It’s been a hot minute since I posted here, hasn’t it?  Life with kids is always a wild ride, but November and December seem to make things just a little more extra-special crazy. So, just to keep myself accountable and you in the loop, […]

Ordinary Blessings

Ordinary Blessings

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. – William Arthur Ward. Happy Thanksgiving, friends!! May your stuffing be savory, your pies be plentiful, and may nary a dry bite of turkey cross your lips. […]

Girls Trip to DC!

Girls Trip to DC!

Seeing Washington, DC in Under Three Days Now that I’ve been home for a few days, the time has come for me to unpack from my trip…both literally and figuratively, of course!  Because you know darn well that my suitcase is up on my bedroom […]

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 […]

Odds & Ends

Odds & Ends

Oh, my friends, my friends.  There has been so much happening around the Williby homestead lately!  It’s been a lot of driving here there and everywhere with a hefty side of teenagers be crazy and a soupcon of Mama’s losing her dang mind. BUT!  That […]