The youngest seems to spend half his free time sneaking ornaments onto the tree, and the other half taking them off again.
Despite ALS, there are some things that we can keep doing and celebrating together. I used to cry every year when setting up Christmas decorations, thinking it was going to be my husband's last one. He continues to celebrate Christmas with us.
Look, kid... Wear matching socks without holes and undies without streaks if you want grandma to get you something different next year... now go say THANK YOU.
Even at $5 increments, I had a lot of satisfaction watching the lines on my graphs move up like Superman!
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. In the fall, five or six years ago, we went on a family picnic. It was a nice area with trees and room to let the kids run
I like my fashion like I like my kids' homework: Quick and Easy! It feels good to know I'm dressed like an adult with some fashion sense. It makes me look and feel like I have my sh*t together. The thing is, I don't have time or patience to shop, and I can't tell if
As a teenager-to-twenty something with familial support, a "nest egg" isn't as important as transportation.
The Drawing has expired, but Comments are always welcome... ok, they're begged for, so feel free to keep those comments coming!
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. Anything that gives me one more scrap of work to do makes my blood boil.
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.