The Current State of Dix

   This picture was taken on the Fourth of July, two days before the "Dix Apocalypse"....more

Is it my turn to have a tantrum now?

Does this look familiar to you?  This face (and the crossed arms, as well) is presented to me dozens of times daily.  My adorable angels, ages 6 and 3, have become very expressive these days.  ...more

Quiet Boxes for Kids

 I have 2 kids. 5 and 1/2 years apart in age. Yes, the oldest is very helpful and plays with her baby brother and loves to help Mommy. The bad part is baby brother is little and still needs his naps which means a lot of down time for the 6 year old. Since it summer time and we're home more I knew I had to put something in place to save my sanity while brother naps and keep big sister busy. On Pinterest one night I came across some "quiet boxes" to keep kids busy....more

I Prayed For That?

Earlier this year I wrote about exercise and my lack of it. I talked about the days I use to walk almost everyday for an hour and a half per day. While I walked I either worshiped God while listening to music or talked to Him through prayer. Soon after this post I realized I missed this time with God. Even though I spent most mornings alone with God I missed being out walking with Him. That’s when I started praying for time in my day to get back to walking like I used to....more

This Post is Dedicated to my Husband

This morning, I had planned on getting up at 5am to hit up a 6am Body Pump class at my gym.  Our daughters were sleeping next to me in bed, so when my alarm went off, not only did it wake me up, but it also woke up our two year old.  I laid with her for a bit to try to get her to go back to sleep, but eventually I had to get up to make it to my class on time, and she only wanted Mommy next to her.  So, my awesome husband got up with her and read her books at 5:30am this morning.  When I got home, he had the kids up, fed and breakfast made for me as well.  And this i...more

Addendum to the Household Rules If We Had Household Rules

Ridiculous in light of more important rules we need around here, but hey, a girl can dream. Funny thing is, we don't actually even HAVE any official household rules. It's on my list to thoughtfully draft some one day soon. I probably would have done it by now if the rules were going to be meaningful to me, like THESE: 1. Don't mess up, touch, or breathe wrong on my bed after I've made it. (It makes me feel like the whole house is cleaner!) ...more
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Support Grows for Debra Harrell: Parents Realize They're Overbearing Assholes

“The child is in the custody of the Department of Social Services.” Why? ...more
KnowWhatlMean KarenLynnn It's changed because parents used to know their neighbors.  They used ...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

The End of Daddy Wednesday

Today marks the end of an era. Well, kind of an era. An era I’m calling “Daddy Wednesday” It’s like HUMP DAYZ, but with more snuggling.For the past 2 years and 4 months, Wednesday has been Travis and Jack’s special day.Sometimes they just lazed around the house in their pajama tops and no pants. Sometimes they took trips to Tractor Supply to sit on the tractors. Most of the time, they dressed alike. For a while they had a morning tumbling class where they’d run around on cheese mats....more

NEW RECIPE on the blog. Easy Chicken Enchiladas!

The Family that Laughs TogetherClick the link above for the recipe.  So easy and yummy! ...more