I used a writing prompt today: What was the happiest day of your life thus far? And the answer was so quick and obvious– and cliche that I cringed to write about it. Then I started thinking . . . I have more than one. And more than four. I married the man of my [...]
Stopped at a red light the other day. John is in his car seat, diagonally behind me. I reach over and flip the radio station. From behind me, an odd sound.
Have I mentioned that John has a bit of a temper? A bit. A very, very tiny one. Let me show you: That? Is a small, run of the mill, “Momma, you just crossed the line and said ‘no.’ You won’t let me throw food at you?” screaming fit. He has these temper tantrums [...]
When Violet was three the Easter Bunny freaked her out. She woke up, screaming, yelling that the Easter Bunny had snuck into her room and touched her on her elbow. (I have no idea.) My husband had to take her from room to room and show her that the windows were all locked to prove [...]
I asked the kids what Easter is about the other night, all excited to hear their answers. Because I was sure we’ve been teaching them the true meaning behind these trumped up month long candy holiday’s. As usual I was taken down a notch. Me: Sarah, What is Good Friday? Sarah: It’s a Friday, Mom. [...]
We have a history in church. I know this. But, obviously, that’s not going to stop us from going every week. And each week, I pray, I pray, that my children will behave. And sometimes? It happens. (Really. People comment on how well behaved they are.) So last week we went back to church for evening [...]
It’s spring. I opened the windows. Smelled fresh cut grass. Let the wind blow out all the funk from the winter months. It felt so good. The kids played outside in the sandbox (in direct disobedience to what I’d said. But whatever. They were outside.) I got some stuff cleaned up in the dining room. [...]
I’ve mentioned my stellar parenting abilities before. Really, when it comes to raising my children in an environment of constant kindness, attention, and excellent parenting practices, you cannot find a better parent. Lest you think I am slacking on my amazing duties as an all organic -only from scratch- chef, we don’t say the word [...]« go back — keep looking »