Are you there God? It's me Carol...

Bitching and Moaning: Life's Unfair... no duh! ...more

Becoming Wadoo

Just when you think your day couldn't get worse as your typing a psychology paper for class, It actually gets BETTER! Your sister-in-law texts you a picture of her ultrasound! 10 weeks. It's the cutest peanut I have ever seen. Keep reading to learn how this relates to being a "Wadoo" ...more

A List for a Bad Day: 10 Things I Love About Being a Mom

It's so easy to be fussy. It is so easy to think about all the reasons why I'd be completely justified to just sit down, right now, in the middle of the floor -- and cry. But I'm not going to do that. I'm not going to do that, because I have too much to be thankful for... and so do you....more
Thanks. My favorite from your list: the sound of thumbsucking. :)more

I Hope They'll See Me Get it Right When I Get it Wrong

Some days I wonder, when my children grow up and reflect on their early childhood, what will they recall? What impressions have I made? What childhood memories have already anchored themselves within my little people's tiny, growing hippocampuses? Do I still have time before the bad ones start counting? Do I still have time to put in some good ones?...more
When I was a newly wed bride fumbling through the process of learning to be a (good) wife, my ...more

Mary, Did You Know?

This time of year, I think about Mary....more

Memories of a Football Mom

Contemplating what to have written on your eye stickers for your football game can take a while, seeing as you must have an einy meiny miny mo contest with each selection. Being a 6-year-old boy has got to be difficult. I mean you're shaping your entire image in one statement under your eyes for the entire game, it can be stressful. Thank goodness for purchasing a pack of 20 for any last-minute changes of heart....more

Can You Feel The Power? ~ a mothers path to insanity or serentity

Is it not completely insane to think that “I” the wife and mother of the house holds the fate of every individuals day who lives here in the palm of my hand? You may think I am being incredibly self absorbent, on a power trip or simply just that I have lost my mind by making that statement, but please indulge me for a minute of your day. That first glance of my glowing coffee pot in the early morning is like a beam of salvation for a sleep deprived mother of 3. Many thoughts crossing my mind as I mentally check off all the “to do’s” of my day....more

Why Am I Here?

 "Why am I Here?" is Dolores's first children's book that was published August 2011. The book is the first of a series. She wishes to encourage young children to embrace themselves and realize how special they are because they are born for a purpose....more

We had a daughter. Then we didn't. Then we did. Happy Birthday Stori...I wish we knew. (a disrupted adoption Story)

Today I ....want....to..... Throw a chair against a wall. Scream until it hurts....more

No More Jesus Pep-Rallies

  Does anyone else feel like sometimes they have been fooled into attending a Jesus pep-rally? Like the bigger, slicker, louder your event than the more God is moving. Bigger, slicker, louder isn't a sin until it becomes a requirement for me to "feel" the Lord's presence. ...more