I was going to write about something holidayesque and cheery today. Something about how much I love the holidays and how hard we work to make sure our children are understanding the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Maybe about how we have made our house look like a candy and present factory by baking … Continue reading I Do Not Like My Child
Chipmunk cheeks. So adorable. Gus owns a set - and I am in love. Everything about those sweet little cheeks make me happy....everything that is, until he keeps his food packed away in there. Gross. It is called pocketing. And if you have a pocketer, you know how delightful horrible it can be. If you … Continue reading What ya got in those cheeks?
Tonight my dad texted me "I just saw on tv that the hardest job and most rewarding job is the same. It is being a parent." And it is also thankless. Don't get me wrong, my kids say thank you for trips to the park, cookies, and strawberry milk (especially if it comes from Stensland's). … Continue reading Thankless
Christmas is coming! I LOVE Christmas! Who doesn't? Am I right? I start Christmas shopping mid September. We begin threatening with Santa as soon as the leaves begin to change. Because I like to draw it out as long as possible. It's how I roll. Shopping is not hard for me. Wrapping is a piece … Continue reading The Clutterless Christmas
Last week. I took a huge leap of faith with my business. I steam cleaned my carpets. I worked 10 hours a day. I made dinners my kids called yucky. I let them watch more tv than I am proud of. I never got my kids to fall asleep before 9:30. And then I lost … Continue reading The Day She Lost Her $hi#
The Happy Camper Bloombox is a favorite at our house. When given the freedom to pick a Bloombox off the shelf, this is the one they scramble for. There is something about those sweet turtles, the bag of trail mix, and that adorable fire set that gets their imagination moving...and I LOVE every minute of … Continue reading Happy Camper
Yesterday I stood in the midst of my disaster and wondered how I got here. This wasn't what I planned. This isn't what I imagined. What did I plan? What did I imagine? I imagined my life would be clean, crisp, white walls, white curtains, white trim. I imagined my kitchen would be bigger. My … Continue reading My Life as a Donkey
We got a package in the mail this week. Or as Hank calls it, "a pasket." It was a small bag of candy from the accountant I work with. A treat! Just for me. Why was it just for me? Because it was cinnamon bears...and I knew they wouldn't love them. (yay me!) Naturally, they … Continue reading Tricked by a Treat
Hank and Gus have been really into camping. Like really really into it. And I love it. What is better than hunting frogs, catching fish, and roasting s'mores? I sure cannot think of anything. And because I let them pick all of the themes for Bloomboxes - naturally there is a camping Bloombox. If you … Continue reading Happy Camper
WHY WON'T HE EAT? The age old question. If you have a picky eater, you have asked this question a million times. I know, I have heard you do it. And every time you give me that look. You want me to say it - validate how you feel - you want me to say … Continue reading WHY WON’T HE EAT?!