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.
There are some things that I list under "That's not my Department". Like trash. Especially this trash.
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.
We all need comfort to fall back on. Us adults also need to rekindle our own sense of adventure. Who is better equipped to guide us out of our comfort zone than our children?
We rarely feed the entire flock at restaurants; the cost is prohibitive, seating is tricky, and then there's the stress of iffy manners from the kids.
I used to have daydreams: you know, the perfectly happy family. Now I have "daymemes".
I realize I’m preaching to the choir, and I want to give you credit for making the effort to grow as a parent. Just the fact that you are open to “better parenting” skills speaks volumes for your commitment to personal growth. I wish all of those who are called to provide for the young felt the
Part 3 of 3: Third Trimester of my Sixth non-picture-perfect Pregnancy.
Part 2 of 3. An honest accounting of the second trimester of my sixth pregnancy.
Part 1 of 3. The very honest accounting of the first trimester of my sixth pregnancy.
I would love to watch my boys play in high school games someday... but for now, unorganized sports is as good as it gets.
Don't be afraid to enlist the creative help your kids can offer... well, be a little afraid.
In these beautiful moments, I felt as if I was as close to seeing the face of God as I would ever be in this life.
All it takes is turning your back for a second, for all of your competency to be thrown out the window
My sisters and I are extremely blessed by my mother's willingness to spend time molding our kids.
We read at least one chapter each afternoon together during summer vacation. Then, we rate the book & movie combo.
Children seem to think their mom is all-powerful and all-knowing.
If you can't open it, you can't eat it... and other rules.
The hardest thing is getting started. The first thing I force myself to do is to get fully dressed.