What a mouthful that title is! Look, when you have a young family it can feel like the 24 hours in your day somehow shrinks to the realm of 20 hours. Hence why I could really use a time turner.... But in lieu of one, how do you cope? Play with your kids less? Serve cereal … Continue reading Why It’s OK Not to Mow Often When You Have Kids (And Other Silver Lining Tips)
It may be the influence of social media - where we tend to compare others' posted highs to our everyday moments or even our lows - but sometimes we are a tad hard on ourselves. (It's not just me, right?) The dishes aren't always done promptly. We raise our voices more than we want to. … Continue reading 10 Ways I’m Rocking Motherhood
Well, well, well. So there's this thing called a Liebster, which is a blog award that makes its way around and around the blogosphere ... I guess liebster is a term of endearment in German (I don't speak German ... though I do plan to learn one day before my brain shrivels up). And two bloggers nominated … Continue reading Was Ist Das – Ein Liebster?
We all have dreams, right? Some want to win the lottery, some want to move to a tropical island, some want to become famous. Me? I have much more immediate and domestic dreams. (Sure, I'd love to publish a book one day, but right now I have smaller dreams.) There are some things I'm dreaming about … Continue reading Top “Wish List” Inventions All Parents Need Now
This whole trying so hard thing? Making homemade this and that every time, playing with you every second? Nah, I think I'm going to ease up a little bit for a little while. Why? I make homemade fruit/vegetable puree pouches for Baby. What has she done the last 4-5 times I've offered them? Pushed them … Continue reading Kids, I Give Up
This afternoon Toddler will take her first swimming lesson - with her dad. (... because I'm not a calm influence when it comes to swimming ... I swam out of an undertow once at St. Augustine Beach and can swim enough to save myself and my children - I think - but generally am not … Continue reading To Class or Not to Class?
... And want to remain ten paces from me at all times. Seriously, that's what a teenager wants, right? To be far from a parent and not within hugging distance, right? That's opposed to our current stage, which is my 14mo baby girl not wanting to be more than ten inches from me - and … Continue reading Sweet Memories Friday: I’ll Appreciate This When You’re Older …
I've noticed that time is a bit warped for my toddler. I remember being a kid and feeling like summer lasted a mere week, the school year dragged on nearly forever, and each day felt like it contained more than 24 hours. Being an adult means most things move fast; some days I really feel … Continue reading Perceptions of Time: Parent Vs. Child
When I look into the mirror I see: gray hairs sprouting, a few age lines mimicking what I see on my mother, and freckles and age spots from the sun. Yet mostly I see a child - still, at 33. I feel 18 for the most part - not a kid but just barely an … Continue reading The Dual Ages of a Mom
I love my Toddler, but some things she does make me want to claw the stuffing out of one of her stuffed animals. What's tops, most days? The way she takes 5 times the typical required time to use the bathroom. Seriously, I understand the glacial pace of a toddler, but 8 minutes just to … Continue reading How to Win 3-15 Minutes of Peace and Quiet