The doctor thought I was dead. “He’s not growing,” he’d said. But in the 1970s, technologies that we now take for granted were lacking.Read More
We had only been married for a few months when Alison dropped a bomb.
"I want a baby," she said.Read More
I have read Kristen Welch's blog We are THAT Family for years, and I've always appreciated her openness and honesty. So, when I discovered that she had a new book coming out, I knew I wanted to read it. Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World is an encouraging read — one that I really can't wait to read again. The book's official release is January 26 and I highly recommend it. It made me consider my own family's level of gratitude, so I thought I'd write down what I discovered in the hope of encouraging others.Read More
Kristen's book dispels the false notion that it's a mother's job to make her kids happy, which is definitely something I needed to read. For so long I had bought into the idea that I was supposed to ensure that every waking hour of the day was full of fun and my kids were never supposed to be bored. I struggled with keeping them constantly entertained.Read More
Whatever happened to "honor your father and mother?" Why does it seem that society has elevated motherhood and demoted fatherhood? Why do people crack jokes at and about fathers, while at the same time making mothers out to be saints? I especially love this post by Kristen called Fathers Are Not Idiots. Maybe it has something to do with the breakdown of the family unit, but quite frankly, I'm sick of it.Read More
I'm really not the type of woman that plans and executes fantastic parties. To be quite honest, I don't even throw huge birthday bashes for my children. I wish I could be that mom crafty enough to come up with Pinterest-worthy themes, decor, and food and invite myriads of children to come into my home and enjoy it all. But I'm not. I'm a last-minute, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of mom who copies ideas from the ones that others have already spent the time and creative energy to produce. And I'm so last-minute that I also tend to run into the store the night before a party and grab the pre-decorated, pre-baked, sugary treats that the store bakery sets out on a table specifically for all of those moms like me. And I'm totally cool with thatRead More
Something amazing or just plain hilarious happens almost every day. When telling family and friends these little stories, they would all say the same thing, "you should write a book!"Read More