One morning while on vacation, I took my kiddos (5 and 7) to a beach. It was not a swimming beach as the sand was filled with stones and shells and crispy seaweed and the occassional dead fish. A single fisherman sat on a lawn chair on the far side of the beach and a … Continue reading Treasure at the beach
Traveling with kids can be hard. I boarded the plane with my 5 and 7 year-old kids. We brought iPads, books, blankets, pillows, and stuffies. We pulled away from the gate and went onto the tarmac. We had no idea that a thunderstorm arched across the US and into Canada blocking air traffic. We sat for two and a … Continue reading Meltdown
There are stretches of time that just seem harder to deal with than others. Everything takes so much longer or is more mental exhausting that I think it really ought to be. In celebration of having 'one of those weeks', I thought it'd be fun to write out funny ways to tell your week is … Continue reading Top 5 ways to tell that your week sucks
There were times that having kids have made my life choices collide with a world with different expectations. My kids were now in wrestling. My hubby was into kid's wrestling, bringing them to practice and dragging the family to our first match. My daughter was pretty competitive, but I think it was mostly due … Continue reading Different worlds colliding
We had a kid sick with the stomach bug last night. Poor thing. Not sure how interested she will be in Santa Claus. On the brighter side, someone told me that Amazon ran out of coal. I found that hilarious. I'd no idea they actually sold coal. Think it has a gift option? I can … Continue reading Merry Christmas
My daughter started taking gymnastics the other day at a local elementary school. I sat and watched from a bench with my son. Next to us, was a Sari wrapped woman with one of those oh-so-cute, pudgy babies. Even though my four year old is pure boy, he's always had a soft spot for babies. … Continue reading Kidbit: Sense of Humor
"I can't do a cartwheel." My daughter puts her hands down and kicks her feet up, before slumping to the ground. "Maybe someone can show you and then you can practice," I say. "Can you do cartwheels?" She adds that hopeful lilt at the end. "Nope, but Daddy can." Her eyebrow juts up. She has … Continue reading Kidbit: Cartwheels and father’s day
Ever notice how different families tend to have a different motto they lived by. It was the phrase they said when things got tough or talking about someone else having a hard time. I grew up at the intersection of 'It is what it is' and 'it could be worse'. I never really thought about … Continue reading Family mottos:
My six-year-old daughter was bringing chapstick to school. "Don't let anyone use your chapstick," I said. "Mom," She huffed then said, "I'm not that kind of girl."
My 6 year-old daughter was in tears. "He called me a bad name." "What did he call you?" Referring to the red headed four-year old that held on to my shirt. "A chandelier," she said. Well, that shed some light on the argument.