My Daughter, My Everything, My Best Friend

No one told me the moment I would find out the tiny person inside my womb was a girl, my best friend was soon-to-be born. No one told me she would light up my world, every day, for the rest of our lives. ...more
Especially as children grow, they need a parent, not another friend.more

The Moments I Realized I Was Definitely A Mom

That first moment that I clearly remember was when my oldest was born and we were spending our first nights in the hospital post c-section. He needed a diaper change so I placed him ever-so-gently on my bed between my legs and gathered the required materials. His tiny little toes, his cute little bum, ah, it was just perfection. And then I undid his diaper, readied a wipe, and began to clean the cutest little bum… ...and he pooped on my hand. And not just any poop… that first poop. The one they warn you about. ...more
It's always about poop isn't it?!more

Amazing Alternatives to Working

  1. Watching “Frozen” and belting out the words to all the songs.2. Post-easter candy. Hey, someone has to empty all these plastic eggs!3. A Britney Spears dance party.4. Making more coffee. Because one full pot just isn’t enough when you’ll be avoiding anything productive....more
Good list. I'm thinking about getting up and doing my laundry just to avoid a spreadsheet that ...more

Dollar Store DIY: Sound Matching Hearts

You may not think that Valentine’s Day and learning games can go hand in hand, but in this case it totally works! Whether you are trying to teach children their letter sounds, letter matching, or even just want to encourage fine motor skills, this matching hearts game is the perfect solution. You can make your own version using a few simple dollar store supplies, so take a look below at how to get started for just a few dollars. ...more

Let The Words Fall Out - Jealousy

Say what you wanna sayAnd let the words fall outHonestly I wanna see you be brave...more

All of My Dreams Came True When I Became a Mom

A vet. A psychologist. A meteorologist. A doctor. A teacher. A writer. Those were all dreams of what I had planned for my life. As a child, I often played the silly game of MASH (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House). You know, where you list a number of choices for who you will marry, how many children you will have, where you will live, what your job will be, what kind of car you’ll drive. Your entire life decided by a simple counting game. ...more
what a great perspective! thanks for sharing!more

NaBloPoMo - My Writing Space

Tell us about your writing space. Where do you write your blog posts?My writing space? You mean how it’s sometimes at my desk, sometimes on the sofa, maybe in the car, even in the bathroom while I hide from kids who’ve had too much sugar? Those writing spaces?...more

NaBloPoMo - Day 1 - Money, Money, Money

“If you found one million dollars in the morning and had to spend it by nightfall, what would you do with the money?”...more