I'm a middle of the night momma. I know ever creak and buckle in the floor. Each door that whines as you open and close it. How to meander quietly, silently throughout the house, to check on my peeps. To make sure my tribe of babies is safe, comfortable, cozy, asleep. While they rest, my… Continue reading I’m a ‘Middle of the Night’ Momma
"Mooommmmyyy!!" My toddler sobbed from the kitchen while I was finishing up in the restroom. She came toddling into the bathroom, crying, with her tiara covering her eyes. Though a hilarious sight to see from my standpoint, I reassured her everything was okay, and readjusted her crown. She could see the world again. This past… Continue reading Straightening My Crown & Learning to be Human
My kids didn't want me tonight. They both just wanted Daddy. Bedtime routine is a team effort in our family. We read books together, cuddle, say prayers and good nights. I give special Ugga Muggas to my toddler (any Daniel Tiger fans here?), and talk about what fun we will get into tomorrow. Tonight was… Continue reading When My Kids Don’t Want Mama
Blueberry pie. Clearly, this is not a homemade pie. In fact, it's a 'I give up' pie. What's even better? I'm the one who ate the only missing piece and I didn't even want pie. Today started off pretty good, with morning mommy cuddles in bed. But, then, the tantrums started. My toddler threw a… Continue reading Pie and Grace: Life Lessons in Quarantine
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