Weekend Recap

Our family had a pretty busy weekend.  We did a lot but didn't get to do as much as we'd hoped. I was wanting to go to see Avengers: Endgame but we didn't get a chance.  I have been trying to stay offline as much as possible so that I don't read any spoilers. Saturday … Continue reading Weekend Recap

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When it Rains, it Pours

I started Monday out on such a high note, but as I sit on the sofa feel defeated, I just want to cry. My husband's car died last night and I don't know if it can be fixed, should be fixed, or just replaced. Unfortunately, it's not really a good time for us to be … Continue reading When it Rains, it Pours

13 Ways to Keep Your Cool When You’re About to Lose it

We've all been in a scenario where you feel like one more, just one more thing is going to set you off and then it's all down hill from there. Maybe you're having a difficult day, you may not be feeling well, you get bad news, your job is overwhelming, or the kids aren't listening... … Continue reading 13 Ways to Keep Your Cool When You’re About to Lose it

How to Develop a Nightly Routine and Make Bedtime Easier

Over the past three years I have found that my kids do best at bedtime if we follow the same routine each day. That isn't to say that we never vary from our routine, but I try not to when possible. It took quite a while to develop a routine that worked for us. When … Continue reading How to Develop a Nightly Routine and Make Bedtime Easier

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

The Day Hasn’t Even Started Yet, but I am Done

Excuse me while I hang my head in defeat sit here and cry and give up on the day at 7:00 a.m.. The day started innocently enough. My youngest woke first and wanted to sit and snuggle for a bit. After he jumped down I began making coffee and breakfast for everyone. I fixed myself … Continue reading The Day Hasn’t Even Started Yet, but I am Done

A Couple of Doodles and Real Life Experiences

Here are a couple of doodles I made this morning. Can any of you relate?   Kid songs get stuck in my head all day.   I used to think my mom was so grumpy when I took naps with her. This is what my Sunday nap was like. Now I understand. Mom, I'm sorry.

Baby Love and Nighttime Cuddles

I just want to sleeeeeeeeep Abby doesn’t sleep very well yet; I wake up with her multiple times a night.  Sometimes she wants to eat, sometimes it is a dirty diaper, other times she just wants cuddles.  I hate to say it but sometimes about the fifth or sixth time I start to get a … Continue reading Baby Love and Nighttime Cuddles

My First Time as a Mom: Perfectly Imperfect

  I’m pretty new to this parenting thing.  My daughter Abby is only seven months old.  My tagline says, “Each day is a new adventure,” which is true; every new day brings something new.  It seems like each day she does something different.  Not long ago she rolled over for the first time, now she … Continue reading My First Time as a Mom: Perfectly Imperfect