So, I usually blog about things that matter deeply to me regarding faith, family, farming, alliteration... But tonight, I have to get emotional and girly because my husband is not grasping the gravity of the situation...his words, not mine. I got on Amazon to reorder some Soap & Glory Girligo moisturizing body mist... And the … Continue reading Discontinued!?
I have to admit defeat and confess my weaknesses. Today I sucked at being a compassionate mom. The only boast I have in my parenting after today is that I kept my kids alive. (Joking, I'm joking... Well sort of...) I had a prenatal appointment that was rescheduled from my last terrible, horrible, no good, … Continue reading When my Faith Feels Hypocritical
I have always wondered why there are so many resources for new parents but so few for parents of young children and teens. For example, there are classes on breastfeeding, carseats, infant hygiene, introducing siblings, etc... But very little information on things like how to respond to disobedience in your toddler, or behavioral management that … Continue reading What’s the Deal with Potty Training?
Ugh... my top 3 least favorite phrases in circulation right now are, "don't judge," "you do you," and any form of "body positivity." I'll tackle them one at a time. "Don't judge!" A favorite of Christians and non-Christians alike. What they actually mean is, don't tell me I'm wrong, don't disagree with my opinion, and … Continue reading I’m Not Judging You…
I pledge to raise upstanding young boys who grow up to be respectful and chivalrous young men. If your daughters can't handle that, they don't deserve my sons.
As my son nears his 1st birthday, I have a few things to get off my chest. In descending order from least to most offensive, here are my top 10 Mom Confessions. 10.) I hate children's music. The wheels on the bus set my teeth on edge. My son has a Dave Matthews Lullaby CD, … Continue reading Mom Confessions
Unicorns. Leprechauns. Krakens. Loch Ness monster. Sleep training. All of these things are mythical figments of someone's imagination. There are so many things I expected out of parenthood, like, for my kid to be as awesome and also awkwardly weird as I am. Or for him to look a little bit like me. Or to … Continue reading Myths of Mom-dom
One of my biggest assumptions in being a parent was that I really needed to grow up before I brought a child into the world. Sitting on my couch in my Snuggie™ coloring in a Disney coloring book with my box of 164 crayons, drinking a glass of apple juice, I told myself, "wow, you're … Continue reading Apple Juice, Blanket Forts, and Coloring Books
Do you ever have those days (or weeks, or months, or years) where it just seems like there's constantly one mess after another? Physical messes like sickness, or cheerios, or spilled smoothie; mental messes like locking the keys in the car (or house), having to take the car in to be serviced for the "check … Continue reading “No” Fatigue
How blindsided of me that it took 25 years to connect the term "spinster woman" to the craft of spinning? In my curiosity, I researched the term. According to the Online Etymological Dictionary, A spinster: mid-14c., "female spinner of thread," from M.E. spinnen (see spin) + -stere, feminine suffix. Spinning commonly done by unmarried women, hence … Continue reading Help, I’m a Spinster Woman!