Tag: Children

Having Children Ruined My Life

It’s no secret that R, our first son, came as a surprise. Sure, my husband and I rarely (if ever) admit to it, but all you would have to do is simple subtraction to figure out we had only been married a year and… Continue Reading “Having Children Ruined My Life”

Why I’ve Decided I’m OK With A House Full of ALL Boys (*sigh*)

I glanced back from the front passenger’s seat of the car. “Hey R, do you need a tissue? Don’t pick your boogers.” N, two years old, chimed in. “Booger song! Booger song. Boo-oo-ger soo-ng!” It was just another typical Sunday drive to church. We… Continue Reading “Why I’ve Decided I’m OK With A House Full of ALL Boys (*sigh*)”

Love Through the Coughs and Wheezes

It’s 2am and my head rests on your stuffed giraffe. I shift uncomfortably on the floor next to your bed and listen to your breathing. Steady. Finally steady. The coughs and wheezes have subsided. I breath a sigh of relief. Your poor little body… Continue Reading “Love Through the Coughs and Wheezes”

Priceless (an announcement)

Big announcements have never been my forte. I typically go for the “no one really needs to know” approach, or I try to be all fun and fail miserably. with our first baby I went for the “no one really needs to know” until… Continue Reading “Priceless (an announcement)”

My Happy Place

I’m typing this one-fingered on my iPad (something that drives my husband crazy!) from the rocking chair. My left leg bounces up and down and my fingers run through a two-year-old’s blonde hair. His blue eyes hidden under heavy eyelids and long lashes. A… Continue Reading “My Happy Place”

By Small and Simple Things

One of my favorite Christmas traditions every year (and possibly one of yours too!) is curling up on the couch with family and watching It’s a Wonderful Life. Jimmy Stewart in pure 1946 black-and-white splendor. At the end of the movie when the credits… Continue Reading “By Small and Simple Things”

Grinchy-Mom’s Week Before Christmas

Twas the week before Christmas and Mom was a mess. Instead of holiday happy greetings, all she felt was distress. “Only five days till Christmas! It’s practically here.” She grumbled and bristled, felling no sort of cheer. Christmas cards strewn the table, cookie cutters… Continue Reading “Grinchy-Mom’s Week Before Christmas”

The Terrible/Wonderful Twos–Loving Whatever Life Throws Our Way

Our youngest son recently turned two. TWO! Every time I’ve had a two-year-old I can distinctly remember thinking to myself, “Could I possibly love this kid any more?? If I could only freeze time, I’d freeze him at this age, right here, right now.”… Continue Reading “The Terrible/Wonderful Twos–Loving Whatever Life Throws Our Way”

What’s Cookin’ Wednesday–When Life Gives You Snowstorms, Make Potato Soup

It’s been said that a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. If that’s true, I’m doomed. At least as of late… Take last night for instance. Cold  cereal. Cold Cereal. And…hot dogs. Yeah, I totally agree. It does sound like a… Continue Reading “What’s Cookin’ Wednesday–When Life Gives You Snowstorms, Make Potato Soup”

You Are Worth So Much More

My dear child. As I watch your big, blue eyes fade in and out of dreams there’s so much I want to tell you. It’s been a long day. Somewhere between spilling your second glass of orange juice at breakfast and your fit in… Continue Reading “You Are Worth So Much More”