Today, I was the mean mom for countless reasons. And tonight, I feel like a terrible mom because I always hate seeing my kid's face melt into sad tears, whether fake or real, when she is upset.
It's one of my favorite days to celebrate, especially now that I'm a momma. Its Dr. Seuss' birthday, or National Read Across America Day! With all the colors, whimsy, and silliness, there is so many ways to celebrate, but so far, we have kept it fairly simple. I started by trying to read Hannah Green… Continue reading Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Do you have control issues? I know I do, especially when it comes to things done around the house. If we had a dishwasher, I'd want my husband to load it a certain way. I have to trust that he would so it 'right.' But, we don't, so I have a never ending pile of… Continue reading Chores, Control, & Toddlers: Learning to Trust God in the Process
I played with Barbies today. Not haphazardly, but full on dressing them, going along with a story line. And, it. Was. Wonderful! This week has been a whirlwind for us. As you know, we moved into a new house this week, so being busy and tired is an understatement. Not to mention, being halfway through… Continue reading I Played with Barbies as an Adult and I Don’t Regret it
We started potty training my 2 year old on Monday. And to say it has been a breeze would be a lie. We aren't doing any of the 3 day methods, though I love the idea. But our friends that we are currently staying with probably wouldn't be a fan of accidents on their nice… Continue reading Potty Training Day 3
Having a two year old feels like I'm living real-time in a "No, David" book sometimes. You know those books, where David gets into a ton of trouble, but at the end of the day, he loves his mom and his mom can't help but wrap him in a big hug. Yea, that's my kid;… Continue reading I’m Glad You are Two
This week is moving week. Again. The hubby and I have coined ourselves the official nomads. We move A LOT. I guess you could say we are adventurous? We have both had major experiences, especially moving states, but, this time, its just to a new neighborhood. Its a little different with having a kid, though.… Continue reading 13 Thoughts on Moving
Today I did something that I used to love, something that I haven't put effort into in a few years, especially post-partum. I plugged in my headphones, laced up my shoes, grabbed the dog and went for a run! Okay, it was more walking than running, but it felt good. I mean, running sucked, but… Continue reading More than ‘Just’ a mom
I left the library today with sweat rolling off of me. I juggled a squirmy toddler and a bag of books, while trying to avoid rain puddles and utter embarrassment. We made a trip to the library today, and what I thought would be a fun experience was not. The play area was overly crowded… Continue reading Toddlers are SO Embarrassing, but are SO Worth It!
Today, I didn't like my family. Today, I needed a break. Today, I let anxiety win.