How one little drawing changed our whole day.
**This post is not intended to offend anyone. Honestly. We are all entitled to our own beliefs; both religious and otherwise and I respect my extremely religious friends as much as I respect my atheist friends. And I am blessed to have both. Nor is it a criticism of our wonderful educators. ---You've got to … Continue reading The Easter Story: Mama, Why is it Called “Good Friday?”
"Mommy, how much do you wuv me?" There is no mistaking the adorably sweet voice and mispronounced L's of my 4 year old son, Mr. C. Seconds ago, he had happily crawled into our bedroom on his hands and knees just I had started to wake up to the welcomed warmth of sunshine on my … Continue reading Hold Your Fire, My Sweet Little Man. Mama Just Isn’t Ready.
It was a typical Thursday afternoon in February except that was feeling more stressed than usual, worrying about things that didn't need to be worried about and I was just feeling low. I had just picked the kids up from school and we were now at Nana's house to pick up Mr. O. It was … Continue reading Love, Food, Photos…Enough is as Good as a Feast
Two days after surviving my very first mammogram, I received a call back from the mammography clinic. The friendly receptionist informed me that the radiologist has requested that I come back for additional imaging. My heart sank. Okay... I replied and then requested the next available appointment that they had. "I will put you in … Continue reading The Dreaded Mammo Callback
My very first mammogram...and what to expect when you go for yours!
My 5 year old, Miss M and 4 year old, Mr. C got to attend Ash Wednesday mass at church with their school today. Here is their story... Me: Did you guys get to go to church today? M&C: Yes!!! M: They put ashes on our heads just like you said! C: But mine came … Continue reading My Kinders on Ash Wednesday…
One windy, snowy, late afternoon, just as I had finished picking up our school-aged kiddos from after-school daycare, I buckled them into their car seats then lifted up the front of 2-year old Mr.O's car seat poncho to do the same when suddenly 4 year old Mr. C cried out in horror, "Oh no! That's … Continue reading The Daycare ‘Little Green Guy’ Theft & a ‘Grocery Game’ Mystery: Boys are Both Sweet and Gross
When my sister and my adorable 2 year old nephew and 6 week old niece were in town visiting for the weekend, we decided to take all 5 kiddos to an indoor play place to burn some energy and have some fun! Five year old Miss M asked if she could bring her brand, new … Continue reading Life Lessons from Nova the Unicorn: Learning to be Responsible
While I definitely recognize how important it is for me to take the time to invest in myself and do things for me and only me, I have also come to realize that the hardest part of taking time away from my little ones is letting go of being in control of everything they are … Continue reading Investing in my Best Me: Letting Go & Filling that Cup