The other day I started thinking about how it’s become popular to tweet about the television shows you watch. Some shows even display people’s tweets across the bottom of the screen. So that made me wonder: What would it look like if kids could tweet about the shows they watch? I decided to try it […]
Top five reasons we don’t want to hang out with you
While out shopping one day you run into a friend you haven’t seen in a while. You chat for a few minutes and when it’s time to part ways say, “We really need to get together! Check your calendar and give me a call.” The friend nods enthusiastically and promises to do just that. You […]
Questions kids ask
Sometimes your kids ask you questions that are easy to answer. “What’s for dinner?” “Where are my socks?” “Can we get a puppy?” Other times they ask you something and all you can say is, “Uhhhh…” “How does Santa get toys to all the kids in one night?” “Will my stuffed animals go to heaven?” […]
How to Tell a First Timer
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 […]
My List of Worries
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 […]
A Bad Case of the Mondays
MONDAY 6:00 a.m.: The alarm rings. My mental to-do list immediately begins to run through my head. It’s a bit longer and more urgent than usual because today is the last day I’ll be home for a week. Early tomorrow morning, my 10 month old and I will say goodbye to Eric and the boys […]
Would the Real Me Please Stand Up?
I’m gonna come right out and say it: I’m a big, fat liar. My nose might not be three feet long and my pants are surprisingly cool, but the fact remains. Let me give you a couple of examples. Scene 1: I’m going about the day with my three kiddos. Toys are everywhere. Oatmeal has […]
I Wasn’t Lying!
WARNING: The images you are about to see are real. Some may find these images frightening or disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised. In case you thought I was exaggerating when I told you about my messy house, here’s proof that I wasn’t: This is our bonus room, shot from two different angles Now before you […]