When I was 20 I never thought I would be the type of mom, nay, person, who would get so worked up by a sock, shoe, or piece of paper. Enter 2018, and I am full-on cracked. Any given day I pick up 20 pairs of shoes, a ream (shreds) of paper, and/or that… Continue reading Happy Memories
My middle and most sensitive child matter-of-factly told me a boy called her fat yesterday. He whispered to his friend and then his friend told her. Thanks, kid. And it happened in P.E. even! How cliche. I don't remember struggling with body-image until I was in high school; I had just quit track and was… Continue reading Gossip Happens
I know it's been a bit since Aretha died but I'm needing a little sisterly encouragement today. I'm listening to her gospel album "Amazing Grace" and it's giving me strength; music has a way of doing that, doesn't it? My oldest and I are going through something right now and I over-reacted- so poorly, I… Continue reading Aretha Franklin
If you follow me on Instagram, then you've seen my journal post for today. The story goes a little deeper than just feeling good about having 8 hours to myself. I want to talk about the first day of kindergarten and ease my guilt for not walking my young one to her class. This may… Continue reading First Day of School
Motivating kids can be hard and no two kids are alike. Click to hear my method for motivating strong-willed kids.
I am a book hoarder. I find it almost impossible to throw away my books and my kid's books, but weirdly, not at all difficult to throw away my husband's books. Anyway, my summer goal is to read books and donate those that don't make the cut. And by cut, I mean stars. Below, is… Continue reading Book Log
I love a good thrift punch card. When you spend money at thrift stores they punch a card and offer discounts when full. It's free money because I would shop there despite the incentive. School ends Wednesday and the kids home an extra eight hours a day creates more work for me. My goal is… Continue reading Chore Cards