The trials of motherhood have taught me patience, problem solving skills, relationship skills, the power of creativity, and how to scarf hidden treats before the scent of chocolate can escape the packaging and lure others to my location.
My friends and family thought with so many kids, I needed to relax. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to take a luxurious bubble bath.
Nothing says "I like you, but I'm scared to tell you" like pulling a girl's hair or calling a boy names. This is just how they are dealing with those fears.
My parenting fails have included the usual mishaps, but my largest parenting fails have mostly indicated that it's tricky to keep track of so many kids.
I like my fashion like I like my kids' homework: Quick and Easy!
As a teenager-to-twenty something with familial support, a "nest egg" isn't as important as transportation.
The winner of the drawing will receive a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble bookstore. Right now, I receive one or two comments every month, so your odds of winning are pretty good!
With a couple of birthdays (plus the odd potluck), October is a good time for us to make Halloween Treats!
The kids plan family themed costumes for every person in the family; from the baby up to us parents.
I'd like to show our problem solving attempts; what has made a difference in our every day interactions, and over the long haul.
Kindergarten began with the hope that our problem child would be a little more mature and cooperative. Kindergarten ended with dashed hopes, and his teacher's early retirement
The wet carpet in the bedroom is from the water going under the bathroom wall. That's legit. The hallway, though, that's our bad.
The mistakes toddlers and preschoolers make with language are often humorous, but the way they grapple with and conquer language so quickly is astonishing.
What makes anger management a challenge for you? My trigger is Extra Work.
There are some things that I list under "That's not my Department". Like trash. Especially this trash.
We were both crying in the priest's office. Father said, "It doesn't have to be this way". I totally didn't get it at the time.
More times than not, it's myself that I have to give. I've realized that something has to give if I want to enjoy my kids' childhood.
Our middle daughter was getting married in a few months, and he was going to "walk" her down the isle. He chose life.
It's time to buy school supplies! Here is my worksheet that I use to add up all of the pencils, etc. that we are responsible for each year:
Author: Mama GG My husband was almost 49 years old when he received the diagnosis of ALS 15 years ago. The year before, he had twisted his ankle and had fallen down. Since then, he’d had a limp that had never gone away. He was also getting cramps in his legs, and I started