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I can teach my kids that we have a choice always in how we react to others words. We can take these moments of hurt, and let them defeat us, or decide that we are going to use our frustration, anger or embarrassment to push us to be a better version of ourselves.
I was out watering in our front yard the other day, when a mini van full of little ones went by, with a lovely Mama in the chauffeur’s seat. What caught my eye with this particular van, was that there was a box of donuts riding on the roof. Clearly, in the scramble to get kids in car-seats, […]
wild wīld/ adjective 1. (of an animal or plant) living or growing in the natural environment; not domesticated or cultivated. Feral. OK. That’s it! You people who stand and watch us parents with the crooked pony tails, gum stuck to our butts, and wild things with sticky faces hanging out of our shopping carts…Move it […]
The boys are asleep, the smell of turkey and just-blown-out candles is lingering in the air. I am (happily) 3/4 of the way through a bottle of Prosecco, and the mosh-pit of toys and gift wrap is jammed away in the garage, to be dealt with on a new day. Christmas: The conclusion. Ahhh. I […]
As a parent of three boys, I learn so many things that I likely wouldn’t have, had I chosen to not have children. Some of the things I learn are wonderful. Like how to get down on my stomach and really look, I mean REALLY LOOK at a how slow a slug moves across a […]
Wowza! Where have I been? I have to apologize for being on a bit hiatus from this blog. I have been bumping down the rolling, rollicking rapids of our crazy life. Bouncing off doctor’s appointments, play dates, hockey practices, dog walks, work, boot camp (more on THAT soon – look for title: ABS where ARE […]
I am so excited tonight. I am also exhausted. Lately I am finding that weekends are busier than weekdays. I was sitting at the hockey arena the other morning, and a Mama walked by with her tiny baby strapped to her chest. As we admired how cute she looked, and how peaceful both Mama and […]