It's Okay. I Wore Pearls Today.

I woke up late and rushed to get ready but remembered to wear my pearls today. Credit Image: Lili Vieira de Carvalho on Flickr As I was leaving the house, Baby Girl spit up all over my shirt; it’s okay, I wore pearls today....more

Hattie Hedgehog

How adorable is this?...more

Grace, like a Sticky River

“Nooooo mama, I want doooooown!” “No honey, I can’t let you down, see those big cars? We are in the road and I don’t want you to get squished, I love you too much.” “No mama, why you love me?” Elijah had been struggling with behavior this weekend, I had spent two nights praying for wisdom. “Elijah, I love you because you are Elijah ....more

Bullying Doesn't Just Happen at School

"I had cat scratches on my wrist one day, and a girl started a rumor that I was suicidal. So a lot of people wouldn’t talk to me, or they would just tell me to kill myself."...more

.Waving my Flag on the Mommy War.

Before becoming a mommy, I dreamed about what it would be like. I envisioned how I would protect my children and their hearts, and I anticipated having to fight for my children at times. But what I didn't anticipate was who it was that I would often fight against.Other mommies....more

"Without Writing, I'd Be Lost."

We write because it brings us closer to home. It unties what's knotted up in us. We write because it cares for our souls...more

365 in 2014: 07/27/14

Went to visit my friend Amelia’s sweet tiny new baby girl in the hospital. I’ll be taking better photos of her soon (like I did for her big sis just 15 months ago!) but this one’s pretty dang sweet. The post 365 in 2014: 07/27/14 appeared first on pyjammy's {identical} triplets ....more

waiting to exhale

"Hey GRACE, it's been a minute since you've typed us to eyes-wide-open sleep with one of your weekend recaps" It has, hasn't it?Let's rectify that.Right now.SO, for the past four weeks Simon has been on night float which I've previously explained is pure hell. Now that it's over I can dust off my rosy spectacles and type things like, "but we make it through" and "we can do difficult things" but there were many evenings of trying to put the kids to bed while Phoebe screamed + screamed and I thought of the next night and the night after that and the night after that and I become more than a little dramatically despondent. God bless Simon's incoming text messages.But, it's over ....more

Writing Day 1

Today is very important. Today I will be starting towards a goal of daily writing. Not a journal dialogue but an actual novel.As the parent of tween girl, I have become oncreasingly aware that there is a limited number of age appropriate books that don't involve a romantic interest.  As women we always say we don't need a guy but we are inundated with it daily. Even in music....more

The Beanie Boo Infestation

Have you ever heard of a beanie boo? If not, read no further, and run for the hills. I don't want to be responsible for spreading this madness....more