Tag Archives: Motherhood

Does your morning look anything like this?

Morning Madness

Madness.  Chaos. Insanity. Does that give you any idea of how our mornings look from Monday-Friday each week? It’s crazy-land around our house! I know we’re not alone… I know that there are millions of families across the country going through exactly what I’m going through (to some extent) at the same time I am […]

My son is a robot.

I. Am. A. Robot.

For over a week now my son has been obsessed. He hasn’t stopped talking about it. He clearly hasn’t stopped thinking about it. Some children have imaginary friends. Most children like to play “pretend”. My son is convinced that he is a robot. Not long ago he was a “real live ninja“. Before that he […]

I wish people would stop using the “P” word.

The "P" Word

At every age and every stage, this word finds a way to creep in. It has the same effects on us – whether we are learning how to draw, ride a bike, picking out our wedding dress, holding our first child, or juggling the craziness that is parenthood or a thriving career. Perfect.  It all […]

Elf on the Shelf Ideas (from a busy parent)

Cole as "Crackle"

Love him or hate him, if you have small children and have adopted the Elf on the Shelf® tradition for your family you are likely beginning to run out of steam by now. Chances are you’ve been at it since Thanksgiving and are in the third week of making sure that the little red felt […]

I’ve changed my mind about our Elf on the Shelf.

Cole the Elf

Holiday traditions.  Every family has them.  Many are universally celebrated, and some are as unique as the people who celebrate them.  I grew up in a family that cherished our traditions and the holidays took on a certain rhythm of shopping, cooking, travelling, and then ultimately celebrating together. Fast forward to parenthood. The pressure is […]

Breastfeeding is not sexy.

Breastfeeding is not sexy.

There.  I have your attention.  I used the words “breast” and “sexy” in my title, which led you here. I am writing this piece in honor of World Breastfeeding Week. I’ve thought about sharing this before but I usually shy away from stirring things up on sensitive topics.  Well, nothing is more sensitive to a mother […]

I’m trying to survive puberty again. This time as a parent.

Surviving puberty the second time.

It all began on a mundane weeknight. She had just played in her first ballgame of the season. Supper was over and she had settled in at the dining room table for a game of chess with her daddy. I was in another room entertaining a puppy and a boy when I heard the drama […]