Tonight I had a mom-isode (that's mom episode) which I will now sear into your consciences. You're welcome in advance. Last weekend, my friend and I planned a playdate for today (Thursday) which requires a bit of preparation because we live an hour apart. Admittedly the visit was more for me to hang with my … Continue reading Sing Through the Sting
I don't ever wanna hear another complaint from public school teachers about a "problem student" Having worked in public high schools, middle schools, elementary schools and pre-K, the challenges there just don't even stack up to the challenges of home educating your own children. 1) I bet public school teachers have never had their entire … Continue reading Teaching at Home vs. Teaching at School
Why do they turn into insufferable little goblins at 4:00pm every day? It's as if they've held a staff meeting and decided that strategically, that's the prime time to destroy everything productive I've done all day. "4:00pm, guys! She'll be starting dinner, so #2, you take off your pants and run around outside naked so … Continue reading 6 Thoughts on Parenting Toddlers
My kids are funny. Most of the time, I'm the only one who thinks so. But they don't always realize why. For example, my oldest and his sister have started this thing where they're a different animal each morning. Today, they finished their lunch before I did and as I was taking a bite, I … Continue reading Things My Kids Do
Oh this child... It had better be exceptionally cute because this around the clock nausea is ridiculous. Then there's that awkward moment when your due date is moved forward by a MONTH! WHAT!?!? Here I am, plugging along planning for a January baby and I'm told it's official due date is now before Christmas!!! Well … Continue reading Baby #4 update
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.