Please Don't Give Up on My Kid

I can hear it in the exasperation when we speak on the phone and you carefully craft your sentences, trying not to let on that you have no more solutions and have run out of patience. You’ll never say the words out loud, but I see them there behind ...more

Oops! I Said "It" Again

Let me just start with me acknowledging that that some people are not going to like this post. The more I share on my blog about my mom-fails, the more people comment to me online about how horrible my parenting actually is. I fully recognize ...more

Yep, You're Gonna Fart

As women, many of us pride ourselves in our composure, femininity, and grace. I like being the woman of my husband’s life. In his mind, I do not pass gas, I am patient and kind, smart and quick witted. I am his wife and his best friend. We are ...more

No Shame Here!

If you want to jump right into the belly of the parenting beast in 2015, just mention the words screen time: a term that only emerged in the last few years to encompass all of the electronics in our lives and how much we use them. ...more

Do You Make Your Kids Hug?

I absolutely adore my children’s relationship with one another. They may not admit it, ever, but I know they are each other’s best friend. My daughter is nine and will definitely not admit it, but when I act like I don’t know who my son is or ...more

Who Am I Without My Sister? A Look at Love and Loss

"I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at."- Maya Angelou ...more

6 Ways to Tell If Your Baby Is Actually a Zombie

I know. You've heard it before. Babies are like zombies, ha ha ha. But I really think baby C might be one, because the Threenager didn't do any of this stuff, and he's kind of taken it to a whole new level. Now, I'm no expert on zombies. I've only seen snippets of Walking Dead while the Husband is watching it, but I think it may be time to worry. Here are some of the signs that make me think we have a zombie living with us. ...more

I Was a Classic Extrovert Until I Became a Mom

The month I started dating the man who would become my husband I took the Myers-Briggs test and scored almost 100 percent in extroversion. No one who knew me was surprised since I was the one who spent her down time with friends and chatted up people in the grocery store line. For my entire life, I’ve been pegged as an extrovert. Spending too many hours alone made me cranky, lonely and restless. When it came to the social world, I wanted as much as I could possibly get. As for my inner world, it simply didn’t captivate me the way the world around me did. Classic extrovert. ...more

Journaling for Growth

As a little girl, I was fascinated by the spiral bound notebooks that my mother kept with her Bible. ...more

Clinging to a Previous Life

For years I have continued to paint my nails in a desperate attempt to cling to something of my past single life—a life before domestic chores and prizing Lego bricks apart with my nails. This is a truly pointless activity as I never get through the day without chipping them…ever. So why do I even bother?  It could have something to do with the names of these sumptuous  nail polish colours, “Kissin’ on the roof”, “Got a date to-knight” and “Barefoot in Barcelona”, just whisk me back to my youth....more

Clinging to a Previous Life

For years I have continued to paint my nails in a desperate attempt to cling to something of my past single life—a life before domestic chores and prizing Lego bricks apart with my nails. This is a truly pointless activity as I never get through the day without chipping them…ever. So why do I even bother?  It could have something to do with the names of these sumptuous  nail polish colours, “Kissin’ on the roof”, “Got a date to-knight” and “Barefoot in Barcelona”, just whisk me back to my youth....more

Wordless Wednesday: Snack Attack

These are the best peanut butter cookies. (And they’re gluten free!) Recipe here. The post Wordless Wednesday: Snack Attack appeared first on Agoura Hills Mom ....more

When The Twilight Zone Calls

Double Takes. My formative years were filled, hours of them, in unsupervised marathons in front of the television set. I had a...more

Practice and Prayer

our drive home from Pittsburgh on SundayMonday was a day full of heartstrings being tugged and emotions so full they spilled out all over the floor. I was brought to the brink of tears more than a couple of times with my little ladies and I've been mulling it over in my mind ever since. Not "you're driving me crazy" tears, but tears from listening to my girls--the older 2--deal with heartache and frustration that comes from life and being human and breathing air ....more

the first day of preschool - as I get ready to register for Kindergarten.

Im about to get up and go figure out how to register River for Kindergarten. So I thought it was only appropriate to share pictures from the boys first day of preschool this year.They already look so much more grown up in such a short time. I love these pictures ....more

Dr. Seuss Fish Craft & Game

It’s Read Across America week! We have always made reading a priority in our house and I love that schools around the country take part in a week to celebrate the importance of reading. Dr ....more

My Eyebrow hurts

My girls can hurt themselves even when they aren’t moving. On Wednesday we were just sitting quietly eating dinner when my eldest screamed out in agony about her leg. Who knows what she was doing with her legs under the table, but it was quite the pain performance....more