When you become a parent your life changes in ways both big and small. Used to sleep in until 11 on the weekends? Now you’re lucky to make it past 6. Enjoyed making gourmet meals that took hours of preparation and lots of fancy ingredients? Now carrots with a little parsley sprinkled on top are […]
This post was originally published in November 2012 Recently a Facebook friend has been sharing links that I refuse to click on. It’s not because they are inappropriate or violate some belief I have. It’s because they are links to a blog that a mom is writing about her son; her two-year-old son who has an […]
What do you get when you mix a world famous chef with a local campground?
Part of me wishes that you could stay my three year old forever. But I know that whatever I do, I can’t stop time.
It’s All About Perspective (And It’s All Small Stuff) I’m sitting at the kitchen table with a butter knife trying to scrape dried-up oatmeal off our fabric seats. I purposely waited until it dried because when I tried to clean it while it was fresh, it just got mushed further into the cushions. It’s not […]
Everywhere I’ve turned around today the ‘boys to men’ debate has been raging. How are we raising our sons? Is telling them to ‘be a man’ destroying them? Is encouraging ‘feminine’ qualities crushing the manly life out of them? What kind of men do we want them to grow up to be? Of course there […]
It’s that time of year again. 2013 is drawing to a close and people are contemplating the clean slate they are about to be handed. Last year I shared with you my plan to stop spending so much time on the computer. I realized how much time it was taking up that could be spent […]
I became a parent a little over five years ago. It’s not a long time by any stretch of the imagination, but the amount I’ve learned and changed in that time is astounding. Lately I’ve been thinking over the differences between then and now (some are good, some are bad), and I’ve also been thinking […]
It was 8 pm and (shockingly) all three kids were in bed. I was looking forward to an hour or two of relaxing with my hubby. I grabbed a couple of Oreos out of the pantry and sat down on the couch next to Eric. No sooner had I settled in that the hollering from […]
In a little over a week, I will reattempt The Trip That Wasn’t. If you’re new to these parts (or just don’t know what I’m talking about), you can read about it here. Or I can give you the nutshell version. Back in March, Annelise and I were going to travel with my sister Allison […]