Sometime in the 1 o’clock hour the other night, a child began crying for me. Well, no, it wasn’t crying, exactly. It was screaming bloody murder. I have always been a little impressed when a parent can go from fast asleep dreaming to racing down the hall- both to tend to the restless child, … [Read more...] about This mothering life? Harder Than I Ever Imagined.
The middle one of my three turned four-years-old on Monday. Ellie and I have been counting down for weeks; we built a paper chain, had the birthday list written out, invited friends over to help celebrate, did all of the things to anticipate a birthday such as this with all of the right … [Read more...] about How I changed from a tightly-wound, discontent mom to a soul encourager
I was already awake, but barely, when Brennan walked into my room at 1:00 in the morning last night. See, I had had a bad dream and was just beginning to talk myself down- it was after all just a dream, a silly dream, of course I didn’t lose my wedding rings. As dreams tend to go I don’t know why … [Read more...] about Sometimes Mothering Is Hard
This has turned into the post of sevens. It began when I wanted to share with you things that I have recently found that are life-giving to me. It took on new life when I decided to not only share seven recipes with you but also make a grocery list for those seven recipes because that is the worst … [Read more...] about seven things to make your life easier
Friends. We have done it. We have officially survived the first 6 weeks of the school year. Barely. I had all of the plans to treat my kindergartener like the princess that she is, make her lunch the evening before, spread the peanut butter neatly and evenly to the very edges of the bread so … [Read more...] about food tips saving my sanity this school year
They're sitting on the floor in front of me, the older two, playing doctor and fixing toys and toes and making things all brand new. I sit for a few minutes, just watching them, marveling at their creativity and camaraderie and newfound ability to actually play for minutes and minutes on end … [Read more...] about the mommy secret i’m no longer ashamed of