It’s the same story each year, it seems. Every time I turn around, there’s another post about simplifying the season. Every other person I talk to is bemoaning our “I want/gimme” society. The over-riding sentiment is that we’re totally screwing our kids up with this over-the-top materialism that [...]
We’re gorging on a delicious retail sandwich right now, my friends.
Friday, also known as Black Friday, brought with it a flurry of fantastic deals, did it not? Stores opened bright and early (or even the evening before) to get us all riled up and excited over the phenomenal bargains to [...]
I would go every chance I got to visit my tiny little girl. It was hard, having a ten-month-old and a newborn who was not yet home, but I was determined to spend every moment I could manage with each of them.
C. was so, so [...]
They had to make a special exception to allow him to serve at the altar.
We were so happy for him, able to serve though he hadn’t yet received his first communion. It’s something he’d wanted to do for quite some time.
I finished up my grocery shopping and went to take my place waiting in one of the two lanes that was open.
As always, I was just happy to be in line. As long as I feel like I’ve secured my spot, I’m actually rather patient about waiting. [...]
I just recently came out of a mini-season of true Survival Mode. My health situation made it so that I had to just make it through the days. Through it all, I made sure to remember these important tips. “Don’t worry about it– you’re in survival mode right now!” “I can’t even think [...]
I don’t mean to be overly dramatic with that title. I do want to address what too many of us forget while we’re getting through the early days, months, and sometimes even years of caring for our micropreemies.
I would say (with quite a lot of confidence) that my [...]
Last week, my husband came home from work and told me, with a wry grin, “I regret to inform you, my dear, that we are decidedly lower class.”
“What do you mean?” I scoffed, laughingly, “I’m totally classy!”
He laughed, too, and then continued, “No, I was [...]
I sometimes spend too long worrying that I’m not doing enough with my kids…
I see that Susie Q. Homemaker’s five-year-old can make cupcakes independently, and I fret that my eight-year-old still isn’t all that adept at cracking an egg.
I sift through blogs and discover all the [...]
This is Brown Bear.
Yes, that is his real name. And, yes, he is a he. The four-year-old could tell you any of that. Even dressed in a sailor dress, Brown Bear is, and always will be, “he” as far as G. is concerned.
G. got [...]