First, let me say HAPPY FATHER’S DAY this Sunday to all the dads in my life … but especially this one, MY Daddy. Dads make me smile. I have been organizing pictures this week and burst out laughing when I came across the sequence below. I often have duplicates and sequences because like many parents,… Read More Man help
My little boys love helping me clean. At least before age 5, they do. Someday their wives will thank me for that! At our house, clearing the table, sweeping up crumbs, cleaning the fish tank, scrubbing bathrooms, and other chores are a family affair, and usually nobody gets left behind. I’m not saying everyone has… Read More Where is pointer?
You might be a mama if … You have been wearing (and sleeping in) your gym clothes for three days straight, but still haven’t made it to the gym. That was me this morning. Have I cleaned the house? Check! Been to the grocery store? Check! Made it to a cub scout meeting? Check! Run… Read More 3 days running
We had a snow day today–which, in VA, is a bit of a novelty. My youngest, almost four, was cracking me up talking about it. “Um … I think it was just a flurry, Mom,” my little scoundrel said knowingly as we walked out the door this morning. He was right. It was really only… Read More Mini Meteorologists
Bahahahahaaa! Does this look familiar to anyone besides me?
The other day, while helping me with the dishes, my 3-year-old announced: “Hey mom! Look, my finger is taking a shower!” It’s the little things. In the midst of all the rush, the “efficiency” of multitasking (which actually means we never really focus on one thing at a time), the bustle, the noise, the beeps… Read More Dishes, Digital, and Withdrawal
It’s a new week! Time for “Might Be a Mama!” You might be a mama if … You often double as a soccer goal or jungle gym during your yoga workout. Do you know what I’m talking about? Read this hilarious article on the topic: “Child’s Pose” by Amanda Hamilton Roos, Power of Moms … Read More Yoga mom
Recently, we’ve had a family project assembling our 72-hour kits or ‘bug-out bags.’ One morning, after a shopping trip, I had left all the ’emergency’ food bagged in the kitchen. Liam, age 3, became particularly interested in that fun-looking food (not what we usually eat) and wanted to know what it was all was about…… Read More Emergency!
Camden (age 7): Mom, I have a serious problem. Me: What’s up, buddy? C: The girl who gave me this cat wants it back. M: Uh-oh C: Yeah, and I told her, “It’s been like … a year!” And she’s mad that I put a ‘C’ on the tag. (He shows me how he labeled… Read More Want to trade?