No, You Won’t Enjoy Every Parenting Moment. And That’s Ok.

Some time back, I found myself at Target. Alone! Although I wanted to run through the aisles yelling, "FREEDOM" William Wallace style, I managed to get control of myself. Instead, I found myself slowly meandering through the store, inhaling the smells of popcorn and Starbucks, and reveling in the ability to silently walk whatever aisles… Continue reading No, You Won’t Enjoy Every Parenting Moment. And That’s Ok.

Raising Slow Cooker Kids In a Microwave Generation

“Hey, so how do you handle chores with your kids? How much do you pay them and what do you have them do? She casually asked. We had met in the cleaning aisle of Wal-Mart and began chatting when I philosophically asked if Mr. Clean’s pants were white because he was always cleaning or was he always cleaning because… Continue reading Raising Slow Cooker Kids In a Microwave Generation

Tips to Road Trip with Kids – For Real People

Thinking about taking a road trip across country with the kids and looking for some tips? Are you hoping to connect and bond with those adorable offspring as well as cross some items off of your bucket list? Well, you have come to the right place! I'm pretty much an expert in this field (self-described)… Continue reading Tips to Road Trip with Kids – For Real People

A Letter to My Birthday Girl

My Darling Girl, Thirteen years ago, when you were placed on my chest, warm, wet, and full of life I did not see this moment. I only saw my first born baby girl with perfect bow-shaped lips and tiny fingers and toes. I felt the intense rush of motherly love burn fierce and hot in… Continue reading A Letter to My Birthday Girl

When Heaven Remains Silent

I’ve been trying to avoid social media and the news for months now but it’s like a train wreck that you can’t seem to avert your eyes from.  I find myself opening up Facebook and news sites with feelings of dread and trepidation. Even reading blog posts is hazardous to one’s emotional state these days.… Continue reading When Heaven Remains Silent

Lessons Learned by a Black Thumbed Gardener

I love plants and gardening and dirt. I love the feel and smell of damp roots and mulch. Really I do. In my imagination I see myself growing delicious and healthy food to feed my family. Sweet patches of strawberries just waiting to be harvested and canned to make homemade jam for my friends. Grapevines… Continue reading Lessons Learned by a Black Thumbed Gardener

The Coconut Chronicles and MORE Lessons from Kids Camp

The bags have been unpacked, the stinky laundry has been washed (who knew my kids could smell like a football locker room and dead fish?) and the sleeping bags have been put away. Kids Camp 2017 is over, living on now only in a few blackmail pictures posted on social media, crazy stories (my son… Continue reading The Coconut Chronicles and MORE Lessons from Kids Camp