Parenting a teenage girl is hard. Like hold on for your life, try not to lose yourself, barely holding onto your crazy (except when you lose it and your crazy comes spilling out onto everything, taking down anyone in it’s wake), drink lots of wine, kind of hard. Maybe sons can be the same. My … More Crazy Spilled Out: Are all mothers of teenage girls irrational crazy people, or is it just me?
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
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
Sometimes motherhood sucks. It truly is the most thankless job on Earth. I know, when your kids are little you think “one day they’ll appreciate all this that I did for them”, but let’s be honest, I think I was in my 30’s with 3 kids of my own before I got there! And it’s … More Tales of a Thankless Mother
Brittney, This weekend we just celebrated your sweet 16. I watched you at your party last night, continually surrounded by a gaggle boys fighting for your attention, and realized that all too soon we will be saying goodbye to our baby girl. You’re 16, so I’m not saying you’re going to be walking down the … More A letter to my daughter at 16
My son just turned 12. The twelfth birthday is kind of a big deal. It’s your last year of childhood before your teen years. It’s the year you begin to care about the opposite sex, what you wear, and how you smell (praise Jesus!). So for this 12th year of life, there are a few … More 12 things my son needs to know before he turns 13
So I looked for blogs today about losing it as a mom and the guilt of parenting and what showed up was a bunch of blogs on moms who feel guilty for working or reasons why mothers lose it and a bunch of coping mechanisms to help you not lose it. Here’s the deal…I don’t … More I lost it
So this has been on my mind for a couple of weeks now, as we just celebrated our 4th adoption day on the 15th. Adoption is an interesting thing. A child comes into your life that you have prepared for, prayed for, and have gotten all but giddy over. All the stress and anxiety of … More What Confetti?