Let's Get Ready for Preschool!

The first day of school is kind of a big deal, especially for preschoolers. Leaving the comfort of home isn't easy, but it’s a huge milestone for both kids and parents. Prepare for the first day of school by creating an exciting, positive experience ...more

ABC, Easy at 123, Let's Go Back to School!

A – The Aggravation that bubbles inside of you when you realize there are too many things that need to get done for that first day of school and not enough hours in which to do them. ...more

She Was Okay at School

I breezed through the first day of school like an old pro today. I dropped my first grader off outside his classroom then made my way to kindergarten. My brave little girl sat stoically in her seat as I said my goodbyes. I threaded my way through ...more

Raising a Strong-Willed Kid? This One's For You!

I'm totally smitten by my daughter's gumption, independence, carefree spirit, and determination. I've witnessed her solve problems all on her own. I've shared the thrill of her figuring out how to put on her sandals while being able to successfully ...more

Listen Up, Parents! This Lesson Is for YOU!

It’s back to school time. Right now the excitement and energy are high, routines are new, and (most) kids and parents are happy. And then Meet the Teacher Night rolls around, and we get our first impressions of the person who will spend their days ...more

I Yelled at a Stranger's Kid on Vacation

I've wanted to write about this for a while, but I've been sitting on it to decide whether or not I still felt justified in my actions, or if I was having a moment of poor judgment. Now that I'm a few weeks removed from the event, I'm going with the former. I yelled at a stranger's kid at the resort pool on vacation and I'm not sorry. I have two children of my own—and I use the term loosely because my "kids" are 13 and 16. Still, I understand that kids are free spirits, and vacation hysteria is a real thing. ...more

Join Us NOW! We Can Make Life Work: For Everyone. For Every Family.

Do you ever feel like your job is taking over your life? Or keeping you from living your life? Feel like you're missing major family events, or making challenging choices when it comes to caregiving for either the young or the elderly in your family because of work commitments? ...more

My Real Job: I Am a Stay-at-Home Mom

I've been having trouble writing lately, trouble finding my voice and trouble finding time to write in this season of motherhood. I feel myself being pulled in too many directions and struggling with self-doubt as a stay-at-home mom. I always hesitate when someone asks me what I “do.” ...more
Thanks so much @DynamicNewYou and Jessi Hosper!  I really was taking my role for granted until ...more

The Awesome Parts of Hitting Rock Bottom

Rock Bottom Revisited in Early ParenthoodThe process of becoming parents is one of great transformation. Along with smiles, cuddles, and coos, a new child brings tremendous opportunity for change. One especially fruitful avenue for learning is rock-bottom experiences that propel our growth in a way that nothing else can....more

I Yelled at a Stranger's Kid on Vacation

I've wanted to write about this for a while, but I've been sitting on it to decide whether or not I still felt justified in my actions, or if I was having a moment of poor judgment. Now that I'm a few weeks removed from the event, I'm going with the former. I yelled at a stranger's kid at the resort pool on vacation and I'm not sorry. I have two children of my own—and I use the term loosely because my "kids" are 13 and 16. Still, I understand that kids are free spirits, and vacation hysteria is a real thing. ...more

Curveballs

St. Monica

Today is the feast of one of my favorite saints, St. Monica. St ....more

This Week I'm Loving...[8.27.14]

This Week I'm Loving......more

Harry Potter Potions Lab + A Dragon’s Blood Recipe

Have you got a Harry Potter fan at your house? Our family has been reading the Sorcerer’s Stone....more

Anything Can Be: Pour Your Heart Out

It seems no matter what choices you make, whether they are about your kids, your marriage, your job, something you are doing for you, there’s always, always, always someone out there who tells you should be doing something different. That it’s not the choice they would make and they list their reasons. That you should try something else, that you’re wrong, you’re foolish ....more

First day of school

My babies had their first day of school last week....more

Country Lanes or Cathedrals

Where do you talk with God? Are you the type that likes to sit by the seashore or on a mountain out in nature and commune, or do you slip into an open cathedral and quietly whisper a prayer? If you can worry, you can pray ....more

Wordless Wednesday | Totally Nuts

This chick is nuts. Completely nuts. The post Wordless Wednesday | Totally Nuts appeared first on It's Fitting ....more