Goodbye santa

It’s the first year where we have no believers in the house. That’s right, I’m talking about Saint Nic. Yes we are exactly those kind of people who excitedly tell our children that some strange obese man in a fuzzy track suit is going to break into their house once a year and deposit presents … More Goodbye santa

It’s the holiday season, with the whoop de doo!

Whoop de doo! I hear this with an eye roll accompanying it. But that’s not what it means really. Rather, it should be heard like an exaltation. But unfortunately, like many things, it’s true meaning has been lost. We have tainted it. I find it sad…too many good things have lost their luster, and become … More It’s the holiday season, with the whoop de doo!

The first day of school CAN NOT get here fast enough!

I’ve been trying to think of a blog to write for weeks and weeks. I have nothing. I literally have not a single thought….no thoughts come into my head… Would you like to know why I have no thoughts? Because I am a catatonic, zombie, robot mom on autopilot. I’m going CRAZY with the rush … More The first day of school CAN NOT get here fast enough!

Life, Kids, and the Pursuit of Stability

Life with kids is unstable. Physically, emotionally, financially…constant, ever changing, instability, one wave of transition after the other. It’s a hot dang mess of disruption and disorder, because life has a way of just continuing to happen. It makes me think of sitting on the beach, a wave comes and brings with it something new, … More Life, Kids, and the Pursuit of Stability

How to Launch

Years ago I heard a speaker say that parenting wasn’t about raising healthy kids, it was about raising healthy adults. The older my kids grow, the truer I can see that statement is. I was given the opportunity to hear a man speak a few weeks ago who said that by the age of 12 … More How to Launch

What I’ve learned having a kid diagnosed with Epilepsy

They say one in twenty six people will be diagnosed with epilepsy each year. Even with a family history, and a child with a previous nasty head injury, we still were not prepared to be one of the twenty six. My seventeen year old had her first seizure just over six months ago, just one … More What I’ve learned having a kid diagnosed with Epilepsy

Can arguing in front of your children really be healthy?

My third and final blog on health marriages that promote healthy kids is focused on arguments. I believe that children need to see their parents have healthy arguments. I remember when a friend of mine got married in her early 20’s. Her parents had a beautiful picture perfect marriage, she could proudly say that she … More Can arguing in front of your children really be healthy?