6 Assumptions NOT to Make About the Child-Free

I would never presume to speak for all of the child-free men and women out there, so I will say, right here, this applies to H and me....more
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One in a Million

I would say I am a good mom. I am sensitive, understanding and empathetic to the little worlds I help navigate through tough life happenings like Alex’s epilepsy. My husband and I agree that feeding, clothing and sheltering a child is what you’re supposed to do, so you shouldn’t get a pat on the back for it. It’s in those intangible areas that we are called to measure, for lack of a better word, our Supermomness (good luck finding that word in the dictionary)....more

Why Your Expecations During Pregnancy Should be Lower

When I became pregnant with my first baby, I felt as if not much should change in my life: work load, social engagements, church responsibilities, etc. I had read countless articles and blog posts about the amazing strength and ability of a pregnant body.So I was convinced that I needed only determination and a healthy exercise routine to keep me going strong. Boy, was I wrong!...more

A Lesson My Daughter Taught Me

When the clock strikes 9pm at my house, you can almost hear the cherub angels singing a chorus of "Hallelujah" from Heaven. It is at this time when everyone in my house except ME is in their beds asleep for the night. I use this time for a myriad of things......more

Looking Back from a Milestone

My son finished elementary school last month, and while he seems to be approaching the idea of middle school with aplomb (or at least with an 11-year-old's casual coolness), I’m having a bad case of nostalgia right now. We’re at a family milestone, but I remind myself that such milestones are only the most prominent markers along a path full of signs and wonders....more

Why I Stopped Making Plans

Maybe it comes from all those beautiful summers as a child where both days and nights seemed endless,but every summer since my first was born, I seem to be under some unbroken illusion that I will finally have the time to complete those projects I've been meaning to get to all year long... You'd think I'd learn after nearly a decade, but ever the optimist within holds onto the hope that big things will happen each summer!! What I'm really starting to realize now is that they are happening......more

Siblings and Rivalry: Will They Ever Just Get Along?

As my daughter cuddled with me on the couch while I caught up on the latest General Hospital episode {gotta have my soaps, don't judge me!}, her younger brother came downstairs and started in on a meltdown.He complained about his transformer toys that weren't where he left them, and accused his sister of throwing them around because she was "always touching his stuff."Once he finished with all that extra-ness, he begged to play video games - and... well... that ain't happening while I'm watching my soaps!...more

Just Tryin' To Make Her Purdy

I and the munchkins went to my parent’s house last week. Since my mom takes care of Gozer and Gamer as many as 5 out of 7 days some weeks we got to see both of them. Spock was very happy to see Gozer and there was much playing of games. That first night, they decided to share a bed because sleepover!This was, in hindsight, a mistake on Spock’s part....more
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Having a Child: Thumbs up...or Thumbs Down?

To have -- or not to have children -- that is the question.by sybil sage...more

Working On It

“I need a break.”Both girls were crying. One didn’t want to take a bath and the other just wanted to be held. My husband had just gotten out of the shower after a long day at work and an hour commute home. In traffic.I walked downstairs and sat on the couch, listening to my husband stomp around in the room above. I hear the bath running and him trying to coax #1 into the tub. He runs back to #2 to give her the pacifier. It works for 10 seconds. She is crying again. He puts white noise on. #1 is now screaming, “Mommy!”...more