Yesterday, I smashed my poor Kyle’s fingers in the car door. Ever since we got our car (a mini mini van…a Mazda 5, which was our compromise car so we would not have to get a REAL mini van) I have been terrified that this would happen. There is just something scarier about sliding doors […]
Christmas toys are already broken (except for the ones I wish we had never bought)
I think all the time, “I should really go write a review on that horrible toy”. Then, I remember I have 3 children, and doing anything is impossible. I’ve been trying to work out again since the new year started, and it’s the 9th10th. Yep. Haven’t done it yet. At Christmas time this year with […]
Food Allergy Rant….
Sometimes I wonder (feel sorry for myself) why I had to have kids with so many food allergy issues. But, then I get a reality check. It really could be a LOT worse. I know that there are lots of families suffering with kids a whole lot sicker than mine. And, for the most part, […]
Pull the Thingamajigr!!
*They were both in this box, and I heard a little person say, “Hurry, pull the thingamajgr!” (That’s how she spelled it on the box). Moments like this make me happy. I’m not sure I can write this post without sounding a little judgmental. I sent my two older kids to school this morning and […]
You will break your arm!! and a resolution
Remember my post from the other day about Letting Kids Be Kids? Well, my kids were watching Mary Poppins for the first time today and you know the part where the Chimney Sweeps are all on the roof dancing around….well, my daughter said, “Mommy, they’re doing dangerous things.” We laughed. Maybe I tell them to […]
10 Ways to Help Your Kids Have A Worry-Free Childhood
One of the things I want most for my kids is for them to have a carefree life. I’m not a super carefree person, so sometimes, my own insecurities, worries, and anxiety hovers like a dark cloud over my mothering. But, I don’t want my kids to feel that, so I came up with these: […]
Sledding because it’s required
For the record, I was also sledding on this day. I say that because JD often takes the kids sledding while I stay home. But, Chandler and I decided to go too. And, we lasted a whole 45 minutes approximately. Who’s counting? Me. I’m counting. Because you see, getting 3 kids dressed in heavy snow […]
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat.
What is there to say? We had a great Christmas. And for some reason, I ALWAYS get that song stuck in my head. The kids think it’s silly. This year, I was happy to stay put. Although, as usual, I missed my family. A lot. But, we had a quiet Christmas at home creating our […]
Not long after his first birthday, we decided that the mullet had gone on long enough. Remember when we said goodbye to Avery’s mullet? Kyle never really had a mullet. He didn’t get his first haircut until he was 19 months old! Chandler though wins for getting his cut earlier than anyone. But, I think […]