6 Important Lessons to Remember Each Day

Just about any way you cut it, the fact is, life is short. We have a very limited time here on Earth, and many people waste it chasing material objects, trying to fill a void within themselves, or trying to quiet a nagging voice at the back of their mind. In the grand scheme of … Continue reading 6 Important Lessons to Remember Each Day

Chores for Children and Learning How to “Adult”

Hey all, I originally posted this back in November 2017. I was thinking about this post a couple days ago because my daughter was asking for more chores to help with (she's three, chores are still fun). Have you heard of "adulting" classes? Apparently this is the new thing where young people are taught basic … Continue reading Chores for Children and Learning How to “Adult”

How My Children See Me

We often worry about how we look, how we dress, how we appear to other people. Until this afternoon I've never really stopped and thought about how I appear to my children. Abby had just woken from a nap and started to take photos with my smartphone. "Give it back," I said. "Please, just let … Continue reading How My Children See Me

My Philosophy, in Pictures

Who am I? What do I believe in? These questions are hard to answer. And probably take a whole lifetime to figure out. I know that I don't know the answers- maybe tiny bits- but in a scale nowhere near entirety. I think anyone who claims to know the answers to these questions is either … Continue reading My Philosophy, in Pictures

Damn it!

Last night while I was preparing supper the kids played on the floor in the living room around the corner. When I went to check on them I noticed that they had littered the floor with toys, blankets, books, and all sorts of things. As I walked back to the kitchen I picked up a … Continue reading Damn it!

My Girl Wants to Potty All the Time, Potty All the Time

My girl wants to potty all the time, potty all the time, potty all the time Pardon the Eddie Murphy song parody; it's a joke in our house. My husband and I like to sing it to our daughter, who hates it. Yes, I have totally become like my parents. They always would sing the … Continue reading My Girl Wants to Potty All the Time, Potty All the Time

My October Goals

How is it October already? My, how this year has passed so quickly! I recently had my yearly evaluation at work, where I had to choose two new goals for the year ahead. I decided to carry this forward to my life at home, but to choose new goals on a monthly basis. This month … Continue reading My October Goals

My Story of Sexual Assault and the Importance of Teaching Children Body Autonomy

*Trigger warning* The story below contains some graphic details. The #MeToo movement has gotten a lot of media attention recently after news stories in the last couple years about the president, Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Bill Cosby, and other men in positions of power reportedly sexually assaulting women. I am going to share … Continue reading My Story of Sexual Assault and the Importance of Teaching Children Body Autonomy

Preschool Days

I never attended preschool when I was younger, neither did my husband. It doesn't seem like it was as big of a thing back then. Now I see several articles a month talking about how preschool is the new kindergarten and how kids who don't go to preschool often are behind their classmates when starting … Continue reading Preschool Days

Raising a Girl Who Believes She Can

"Mom, Mason says I can't play with the football because I am a girl." "When we play Mason says I can't be a fireman." "Mason says he is stronger than me."These are just some of the comments that my daughter, Abby, tells me on the car ride home from daycare. "Tell Mason he can mind … Continue reading Raising a Girl Who Believes She Can