Hey guys, I've been real quiet on social media since our move to Georgia as we worked out some issues, headaches, hiccups - whatever you want to call it - the kind always bound to happen in one way or another when you take on a big change. So, always being a bit socially-awkward and … Continue reading Bug spray & red clay
My 5-year-old son laid back on his starry sheets and looked up at the plastic-starred ceiling, armed for bedtime with matching pj's and a solid layer of picture books. “Mom, how do you know which way is forward?” He threw his arms up and pointed around wildly. “This way could be forward, or this way, … Continue reading Which way is forward?
"Can we go to the water fountain?" "Fine," I say. "As long as you don't fight on the way there." A lady nearby laughs, and I realize she thinks I'm joking. Bless her and her sweet, agreeable children. They must not have been melded from volcanic fire and molten steel like mine seem to be. … Continue reading 12 things my kids have fought about since yesterday
Scene: You and your child are at a bookstore/book fair. The bright book display looks magical and your kid wants, I don’t know, ALL OF THEM for a grand total of about a million dollars, give or take. Your little one doesn’t see how they can put ANY books back because all 50 are their absolute favorite. The … Continue reading 3 Dallas Library Must-Knows for Moms of Little Ones
Kid(s) + inspiration = kidinspo. A couple of times last week my kids SERIOUSLY inspired me by just doing their regular kid-life stuff. But since I'm their mom, naturally I didn't just let it go: I took pictures, overthought it, and put it on the internet to share with you. So, here's some kidinspo for … Continue reading Kidinspo
Please don't take it personally, van, that I traded you in.
When you think of the future, what are people wearing? (Hint: not jeans.) *post for Dallas Moms Blog*
We just got back from our first family trip to Walt Disney World, where the term "vacation" is used loosely, just like the phrases "small crowd" or "not too long of a line" or "reasonable price" are there. We had a great time, and largely because of one little secret: we set our expectations fairly … Continue reading Keep it in check, Cinderella
I wore mismatched socks to church last week. The rest of the fam was already in the car, and you know if the four-year-old is already buckled in his carseat then YOU are the holdup. So I grabbed my boots and two socks from our perpetually-snowballing clean sock basket and ran to the car. Turned out one … Continue reading Martina was right, do it anyway
Well, it's been a heck of a week and I'm done. I mean, it hasn't been terrible, but my threshold for being done with a week is admirably low. Even with home stuff, it's nice to have a break from your own version of minivan-uber, avoiding the laundry's judgy gaze, and crushing your children's dreams about their Jump … Continue reading A 7-yr-old’s hymn for the weekend