17 Surefire Ways to Tell You are a Parent

If you're a parent, I guarantee at one time or another you've had the following thoughts, or some very similar: Hey, I'm still cool, right? Do I look like a mom/dad? Does this shirt say, "I have to be home by 9:00 p.m., but I can still party?" Will anyone notice I have puke/poop/pee/snot/breastmilk/food on … Continue reading 17 Surefire Ways to Tell You are a Parent

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My Self-care Wishlist

When I look back on each day, the one thing I see that I skimp on more than anything is self-care. I take care of the needs of others and often neglect caring for myself. I don't take enough time to relax. I don't get enough sleep. I don't eat a healthy enough diet. I … Continue reading My Self-care Wishlist

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

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