December 28, 2016
Okay, I just finished wiping the breakfast remains off the table and I have a minute before all crazy breaks loose over here, but I wanted to tell you something. Having all the kids home for break has given me … Continue reading
December 23, 2016
Sometimes laughing at my life makes you feel better about yours. I’m okay with that. Join me on Facebook or Twitter. Joel (4): Mom, I’m faster than a one headed chicken! #truth Me: You have any questions for me? Anything … Continue reading
December 20, 2016
I’m not sure when the moment came that I started to feel a little conflicted about our current obsession with compassion voyeurism. Maybe it was the photo that went viral of a Chick-fil-A manager praying with a guy who was … Continue reading
Well, I’m here to eat crow in the most delightful way possible.
A couple days ago I posted a link to a tutorial on how to fold a napkin into a Christmas tree. . . because you know, the holidays aren’t stressful enough without having to fold our napkins into pretty shapes. Yeah, this is not how I am wired. I was going to complain about the perfectionistic tendencies the holiday season tends to bring out, but then decided that there are women who genuinely love this stuff and I wanted to be supportive of them. So I was all, “Ladies, you do you.” and felt good about it.
And then my seven year-old son saw the video.
He said to me, “That looks like origami. I like origami.” He then watched the video a couple times, napkin in hand, and mastered the technique. There are now 15 of these Christmas tree napkins waiting for our family dinner party tomorrow evening.
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December 16, 2016
My people are over on Facebook and Twitter. Come be part of the crazy. I thought it was so sweet that my child left a little note for me to read while he was gone for the weekend. . . … Continue reading
December 14, 2016
My child left for school in a huff today. It was very much an “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” scenario. The cereal selection wasn’t what he was hoping for, he had a last minute request … Continue reading
December 12, 2016
I woke up at 3 in the morning and couldn’t fall back asleep. I was wrestling with some thoughts and I’m still trying to make sense of them, so I’m apologizing ahead of time if some of what I’m working … Continue reading
December 2, 2016
I know sometimes people are curious about what life looks like when you’re raising a bunch of young kids. Every once in a while I get the, “How do you do it?” question. While most of the time I just … Continue reading
December 1, 2016
I am by and large a “live and let live” kind of parent. You do what works for you, Moms. But today I’m just feeling fed up with the whole Santa game and the Santa-infused nonsense this time of year … Continue reading