As Christmas is nearing, I am thinking about the myriad of ways that people celebrate or do not celebrate Christmas. Continue reading “I Employ my own Right to Celebrate in the Way that I Choose”
We had the first real snow day today, and the girls were so excited. They’ve been asking about snow since fall started and they couldn’t be any happier.
Severe back pain couldn’t stop me, because there was no way we would be indoors with that powdery blanket of snow just calling us.
We have the perfect hill to sled down and so they did. It turned out to be a fantastic afternoon and I am hoping to have more snow days like this.
Hot cocoa anyone?!
What are you favorite things to do on snowy days?
Children are brutally honest. It is the blessing of childhood. It is all cute when their honesty is directed at someone else, but terrible when directed at you. It becomes significantly Continue reading “How to Help Your Toddler with Being Shunned”
Wouldn’t bathtime be great if the children remained calm, and allowed the warm water to soothe their itty bitty hearts? It would be great, but Continue reading “How to Make Bathtime Fun Yet Calm”
This morning, I walked into the bathroom to help my 5 year old put toothpaste on her toothbrush. She looked at me with her big brown eyes ready to ask a question. For about two weeks now, she has been talking and asking a lot about marriage, getting older and Continue reading “Conversations with Toddlers: Not Because I Have to”
The last two months have been quite a transition for me. Although I can’t speak about it yet, I am so grateful to have my tribe. I am so appreciative of the women in my life, because they are part of my friend ecosystem. Their diversity of perspectives and interactions Continue reading “A Love Letter to my Tribe”
It’s 1:56 a.m today, and I am sitting in my bathroom. I am experiencing a lot of pain in my left shoulder and arm, but even worse than that, I feel horrible about an episode with my 5 year old last night.Continue reading “Fibromyalgia and Parenting”