My kids are both under 5, and so magic is still a big thing in our house. We do the whole Santa thing, elf on a shelf, Easter bunny, fairies, elves, etc…. you name it. Whenever we are outside walking on trails somewhere, I encourage them to search for gnomes and fairies. I’m sure some… Continue reading The Wishing Tree
Like a lot of parents, I seem to think that my child is somehow artistically gifted. Where others see a blue and yellow blob, I see a perfect portrait of Joy from Inside Out. However, as much as I love my 4 year old’s artistic talent, I realize that I cannot keep Every. Little. Thing….… Continue reading What to Do with Kid’s Artwork: Decor Idea
Like most moms, I’m forever folding and hanging laundry. I have two little girls and so my dryer lint trap is always chocked full of pink sparkles. It looks like a Drag Queen might live here, and I love it. Truthfully, this is my happy place (the glitter I mean… not the laundry room itself).… Continue reading The Strawberry Dilemma…
One thing that I have learned in 4 and a half years of parenting is that there is no good time to sit down and do parenting “right”… by that I mean, parenting is done on the fly. If you wait for the right time to sit down and talk to your kids about money,… Continue reading Getting to know you….
Today is one of those days where I suck at adulting. Or maybe I don’t, maybe I’m balancing everything fine and my expectations are too high… or I just suck. It’s hard to tell sometimes through the sleep deprivation. I had expectations for how today was going to play out, specifically this morning. It started… Continue reading Balance Vs. Expectations
If you are not an animal person, for the love of god why are you still reading this? This isn’t for you my friend, come again another day. I realize that there are horrible things going on in the world right now, and it seems ridiculous to feel upset over a lost cat when there… Continue reading Ode to my Cat
This morning I woke up to a toddler crying at 5am. Not unusual. To my surprise though, she was easily guided back to bed and fell asleep for 3 and a half more hours. This was surprising, since it was her first night in a toddler bed, and I was super happy that she agreed… Continue reading Cursive and Cursing