My daughter...sleepy one minute, hungry the next, sensitive at one point but becomes hormonal during the next. Keeping up with what is going on inside of her is always a race for me. Her sleeping schedule is all wrong, her eating schedule is all wrong but I vow to be there for her whenever she needs me. I am the one that runs to the store for one of her famous craving. And I want it that way, wrong or right........more
Feeling a bit under the weather today so wasn’t sure if I was going to make my deadline today or not. But, here I am..refusing to let a little cold stop me from my committment!!I saw this earlier today on Facebook and loved it:...more
The first thing I heard this morning was my daughter's voice very close to my ear. "I slept all day, mommy!"It was 6am. Hardly sleeping all day but I'll take it. At least it wasn't 4am and she was in a good mood. A little while later I had a few minutes in front of the computer and thought I'd do a quick blog post and check it off my list of things to do today. I uploaded the chosen picture for Wordless Wednesday and hit publish. I was pumped. I thought I was off to a good start. It's going to be a productive day, right? ...more
I know that all children thrive on schedules and routines and one of the first thing parents do when a baby is born is start working on establishing a schedule and a routine. But when does that need become crucial? abnormal? absolute? And when is that a problem?
We have several routines around here. We have a morning routine (with modifications for the weekends when Kevin is home versus when he's not). We have a dinner-time routine. We have a bedtime routine. We even have a pick-the-kids-up-from-school routine....more
by Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore
Ah, the sound of nothing. Simon and Garfunkel called it the sound of silence. Ask any mother what her house sounds like after the kids are packed off to their first day of school and she’ll tell you it is pure, unadulterated bliss. Is there anything better than the sight of that school bus after a long summer? A new school year is a blessing, but just when you thought things were working out bam! it’s also a bit of curse. Suddenly, after several months of lackadaisical schedules and weakened rules, kids are put right back in the middle of the action. Wake up, get dressed, eat breakfast, double-check the homework. It’s all enough to make a tween or teen lose their summer glow. The same goes for parents. Suddenly, you need to put your General’s hat back on and issue all kinds of orders. The question is how do you go from lazy summer days to a productive school year without the battle cries?
I'm not going to sugar-coat it; getting four kids up and out the door for school is a royal pain. Especially so when I have to be at work in the morning, too, and can't do the drop-off in my pj pants, coat, and pontyail, coffee cup in my non-driving hand.
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