Category: Parenting

Could You Bring Me a Blindfold When You Stop By?

(image from I used to have it all together. I cooked lovely things to eat. My house was sooooo clean. I scrapbooked, made jewelry, sewed pajamas and Halloween costumes for my kids, always found time to work out. I even

That Crazy Lady Running Out of Her House In Her Pajamas… Is Me

My kids ran away today. I suppose every child makes a runaway attempt once or twice (and comes back when they get hungry). Except mine didn’t have any intention of coming back. Ever. They were caught and forced back against

Lainey’s Prince Did Come… His Name Is Daddy

Pretty sure that a few years ago, my (then bachelor) husband had no idea just what he was in for… that soon he would be clipping butterflies and flowers into blonde hair and reading fairy tales… that he would know

“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.” — Mitch Albom

I was going to be a perfect mom. I was never going to get angry or upset, I was never going to yell, and of course I would never be frustrated. Because I was going to be perfect at being

Dear God, Can I Be Princess Elsa When I Grow Up? (And Bless the Earth and Peace and Everything.) Amen.

Dear God, Please could I grow up to be Princess Elsa? I want to have superpowers. Especially the power to make snow and ice fly out of my hands. I love snow probably more than anyone on Earth, and if

I’m Your Mother, Hear Me Roar

I was up until 12:30am working on my computer last night.  This morning, I woke up, fed a toddler and a baby, took my 7 year-old to school (thankfully, he can feed himself… well, there were empty oatmeal wrappers all

Love and sacrifice ARE exceptional, and always will be…

I can’t help writing about this… I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands and Kids and I’m Not Sorry Excerpt from the above post… “You will never have the time, energy, freedom or mobility to be exceptional if you

WHAT DO YOU DO ALL DAY??? (Is that a rhetorical question?)

“Isn’t sitting around every day boring?”  “Your poor husband must be so tired from work at the end of the day, and you’re probably ready to go out and party every night.”  “Why don’t you get a job and do