When It’s OK To Lie – What I Tell My Kids

“I’ve read a couple of articles lately admonishing parents not to tell little white lies in front of their kids, for fear that they will learn that lying is acceptable. I not only tell some falsehoods in front of my kids, but I also teach them that it’s OK if they have to do it […]

Parenting is Complicated

Parenting. We love it but we hate it. It’s impossible but we wouldn’t give it up for the world. We miss them being little but we are so glad they can wipe their own butts.

How I Met Your Father

This was originally published in 2016, and it’s suuuuper long. But in honor of my 18th (EIGHTEENTH!!!) anniversary yesterday, I’m sharing it again. Kids, I’m going to tell you an incredible story, the story of how I met your father… My family moved right before my junior year of high school.  Your Grandma and Grandpa (My […]

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Self Care: Essential for Moms

Self care. It’s a weird phrase. It sounds a little selfish or narcissistic to be throwing around a phrase like that all the time, but it’s something I’m developing a deep belief in. Self care is essential for everyone, especially moms. My whole life I looked forward to being a mom. But when I got […]

Seven Ways to Survive a Busy Husband Without Losing Your Dang Mind

Evenings when the hubby is gone at meetings are so hard and make the long days even longer. Sometimes you just have to say “To heck!” with all your mommy ideals, let go of the guilt, and go into survival mode so you don’t lose your mind trying to hold down the fort on your own.