I really feel like one way to really rock it as a parent is to be prepared. For anything and everything.
That may mean something a little different for every family, but for us, when our kids were younger, it meant having snacks packed just in case.
It meant having band-aids in the bag just in case.
It meant having a ponytail holder on my wrist just in case.
It meant having baby wipes around just in case.
It meant having an extra diaper or … Read More...
You guys, I've said this before, and I'll say it again: this parenting gig is hard. I mean hard.
Yes, it's the most awesome thing I've ever done, and every day I'm grateful for my three kids, but man. Some days, I just want to crawl up onto my own mom's lap and hide away until these kids are grown, are through the tween and teen years, and come out on the other side as happy, well-adjusted, functioning adults.
Especially when our kids reach the tween and teen years, what we say and how … Read More...
My kids seem to have a stronger understanding of Greek mythology thanks to their devouring of the Percy Jackson series.
And thanks to the amazing and incredible Greek Heroes and Greek Gods books, by Rick Riordan and illustrated by John Rocco which the kids absolutely adore.
But with Rick Riordan's new trilogy coming out which is based on Norse mythology, I think my kids will be really confused.
Or maybe I'm not giving them enough credit.
Perhaps they'll read, … Read More...
Are your kids into LEGOs?
Are they into blocks?
Do your kids totally love Minecraft?
Do they love building and creating?
If so, they're probably a lot like my kids. Sure, Maddy, Owen, and Cora love being outside, hanging with friends, and sitting in front of the ole telly, but the also love using their hands and brains to make things.
They're makers, if you will.
And if you have makers on your hands, then I'm betting they'll also love … Read More...
Confession: I often feel overwhelmed when I look at the mess in our house.
Confession: Many days, I feel like a failure as a mom.
Confession: Sometimes I yell at the kids more than I'd care to admit.
Confession: Often I am so tired that I fall asleep while reading bedtime books to my kids.
You guys, this parenting gig is no easy feat. It's hard. It's exhausting. It's so much, every day, all day long, no matter whether you have one child or five, whether you work outside the home … Read More...