I’m Sorry I’m Ruining Your Life, Little Girl

Each morning my day starts with a little girl, not quite two, climbing into my bed, crawling on top of me and snuggling into me as though I am the most comfortable pillow. Twenty minutes later, she hands me my glasses and then my phone. Time to get up! While her brothers are still asleep, she requests a Gogurt … More I’m Sorry I’m Ruining Your Life, Little Girl

T’was the night before Christmas; Remembering his voice

“So we won’t ever forget Papa’s voice.” I love Christmas time and being able to spend extra time with my family. I love this season so much more now that I get to share it with my own children. It is such a special time. Being with family, also opens a void to family that … More T’was the night before Christmas; Remembering his voice

When you take your kids to the eye doctor…

A routine visit. An annual check-up for my rather farsighted eyes. That’s all I scheduled. Nix that. I scheduled a check-up for my soon-to-be seven-year-old too. A very pregnant mama and her three children walking in for an appointment. What could possibly go wrong? Just last week I had successfully taken my 20- month old daughter … More When you take your kids to the eye doctor…

My Last Baby

Have I told you I’m having a baby? My last baby. The last time I have to have a barf cup handy in the car. The last time I have to waddle from the bed to the bathroom at two in the morning. The last time I have to hear people comment on my protruding … More My Last Baby

C’mon Santa! Sharing A Memorable Christmas Moment

I was inspired by Patience Brewster to share a holiday memory. Patience is an artist and creates adorable handmade and original Christmas Ornaments. Decorating the Christmas tree as a family is something we always did as a kid and a tradition I am cherishing doing now with my own children. Aside from the tree, another … More C’mon Santa! Sharing A Memorable Christmas Moment

When fear consumes

I don’t watch the news. I don’t read the newspaper. My internet is not bookmarked to MSN or NPR. Go ahead, judge. Tell me I should be more educated. Or more informed of world and community events. My TV is on DVR mode where we watch EVERY. SINGLE. EPISODE. of Paw Patrol. My daily reading … More When fear consumes

“You won’t be perfect.” Advice for a first-time mom

I forget things. Frequently. I forget to turn the oven on. I forget to switch out the laundry so I rewash it only to forget again.When people ask how old my daughter is, I just say, “She’ll be two in March.” (I’m too fuzzy for math). I’m pregnant with my fourth child and the forgetfulness has … More “You won’t be perfect.” Advice for a first-time mom

Up all night

She’s my third baby. I’m pregnant with number four. So when I’m awaken by that cry. You know the one. The, “I’m awake there is nothing wrong with me I just don’t want to sleep here anymore and I will get louder and louder until you come and get me!” cry. I love my sleep. … More Up all night