Tag: parenting

Birthday Party Not Included

Birthday Party Not Included

Our youngest daughter turned 8 a few days ago.  And we didn’t throw her a birthday party. (Cue the shock and awe here!) Now, I’m pretty sure that by today’s parenting standards, we are big fat losers.  I mean, it seems like every time I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cars and Mass and Letting Go

Cars and Mass and Letting Go

My oldest son has been a licensed driver for four months now.  I am almost over the shock of it. Believe me, it will still occasionally take me by surprise when he suggests that he run an errand for me or something.  For instance, I’ll […]

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 […]

To all the Invisible, Default, Keeper Moms…I See You!

To all the Invisible, Default, Keeper Moms…I See You!

I was chatting with my sister the other day.  She is honestly one of my favorite people on the entire planet.  And, as usually happens, we got to talking about our lives as moms. Sure we talked about all of the nitty gritty.  Her with […]

Adjusting to the New School Year: The Mom Edition

Adjusting to the New School Year: The Mom Edition

So, we all know that back to school time can be a riot of challenges and adjustments for the kids, right?  Well, I am here to tell you that it’s no walk in the park for mom, either! I’m noticing a pattern, friends.  It seems […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]