Tag: parenthood

To All of My Expectant Friends and Family: Babies (and those 9 months in your tummy) are the BEST!!

The past few weeks I have been bombarded with news of dear friends and family expecting. Text messages, phone calls, facebook pictures, and in-person news have me reeling with joy with the prospect of new babies coming into this world (is there anything in… Continue Reading “To All of My Expectant Friends and Family: Babies (and those 9 months in your tummy) are the BEST!!”

Confessions

Things I told myself I would never, ever, ever, ever, ever do to my kids before I became a mom… 1. Wipe their snotty nose with my BARE hand. Gross!! I know, I know. Disgusting. I wash my hands immediately after, and it’s only… Continue Reading “Confessions”

How to Catch a Crawfish–Be Yourself!

Every few days a poor, misguided soul will come across my blog looking for answers about crawfish. How do you catch a crawfish? Crawfish in septic system Can crawfish climb stairs? Dreams about crawfish Crawfish recipes Every time I see these searches I feel… Continue Reading “How to Catch a Crawfish–Be Yourself!”

In the Moment

“Remember then that there is only one important time, and that time is now. The most important one is always the one you are with. And the most important thing is to do good for the one who is standing at your side. This… Continue Reading “In the Moment”

The Lesser Known Reasons You Should Have Children

A few days ago I published Murphy’s Laws of Motherhood. As I finished listing all of the ironies, I realized anyone contemplating motherhood might read that and say, “EEK! Kids? No thank you. That sounds like a nightmare!” If you’ve read my blog before,… Continue Reading “The Lesser Known Reasons You Should Have Children”

Murphy’s Laws of Motherhood

Motherhood comes with all sorts of ironies. Here are a few of ours we’ve experienced in the past couple weeks. And please, please share yours with me so I don’t feel so completely and utterly alone in these not-sure-whether-to-laugh-or-cry moments! The night you stay… Continue Reading “Murphy’s Laws of Motherhood”

Sticks and Stones–Bullying and What We Can Do to Help

My first grader came home from school the other day to tell me about a boy who hasn’t been very nice. “He doesn’t want to be my friend, Mom. I was trying to be his, but he doesn’t want to. He never wants to… Continue Reading “Sticks and Stones–Bullying and What We Can Do to Help”

The Middle Child

“Ok, Mom. Now we’re going to race and you’re going to dribble the ball, and if you win we play soccer. If I win then we race again. Ok? Ok, Mom? That’s what we’ll do.” I’m not sure if he even took a breath… Continue Reading “The Middle Child”

The Chase is On…(Helping My Boys *Eventually* Navigate the World of Girls)

This year was certain to be different. As my six-year-old son climbed those big bus steps and waved goodbye, I couldn’t help but think he looked so grown-up. His first time at school ALL day, first time eating lunch in the cafeteria, first time… Continue Reading “The Chase is On…(Helping My Boys *Eventually* Navigate the World of Girls)”

Black Eyes, ER Visits, and That Sweet Reminder of What Being a Mom is All About

I knew the day would eventually come. With three rambunctious, happy, crazy boys the rush to the emergency room was bound to happen sooner or later. I have to admit, having gone six years with only one or two visits to the doctor for… Continue Reading “Black Eyes, ER Visits, and That Sweet Reminder of What Being a Mom is All About”