Tag: moms

Tackling the Teen Years: Advice from the Trenches

Tackling the Teen Years: Advice from the Trenches

Parenting teenagers is a wonderful experience!  Those tiny humans you snuggled and loved and nurtured as babies are finally showing some promise as actual decent human beings!  Gone are the days of constant worry about potty-training, pacifiers, nap time, and learning to read.  These larger, hairier, […]

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 […]

A Prayer for Our Children’s Teachers

A Prayer for Our Children’s Teachers

It’s that magical time of year again. Shopping carts are filled with endless reams of paper, composition books, glue sticks, and pencils. Big yellow buses are cruising the neighborhood during this season when sneakers are still clean and backpack zippers actually work. Once again, we […]

Is Summer Vacation Over YET?!

Is Summer Vacation Over YET?!

Oh, July.  You with your billion degree temperatures, million percent humidity, and promise of school starting next month!  Truly, you make me nostalgic for the glory days of May.  Because, you see, way back then it wasn’t so hot and the kids were in school […]

The Morning They All Grew and Changed

The Morning They All Grew and Changed

Have you ever experienced that when your kids get up in the morning and it’s like they are bigger than they were the night before? Sometimes along this journey of motherhood I am honestly shocked by the ways my kids have grown and changed.  When […]

Success and the Small Things

Success and the Small Things

“It’s hard to grasp, you know?  I am almost 40 years old and I will never be this world’s version of successful.” With those words, my eyes filled with tears.  Greg just took my hand and let me collect myself for a minute. We were […]

A Florida Mom’s Summertime Prayer

A Florida Mom’s Summertime Prayer

I took my four kids and my second son’s best friend (who I usually refer to as my extra 5th bonus kid) to our local beach hangout this morning.  While they were all playing and I was kicking back in my blue beach chair, I […]

So Many Mamas to Love!

So Many Mamas to Love!

Happy Mother’s Day from me and my brood!! “Mothers are not the nameless, faceless stereotypes who appear once a year on a greeting card with their virtues set to prose, but women who have been dealt a hand for life and play each card one […]