Nine Surprising Reasons I am Finally Able to Keep my House Clean

I’m the last person I ever thought would be writing about how I keep my house clean. Because it wasn’t clean. It was a disaster for decades. But lately, after having a messy house for so long, I’ve been able to keep my house clean and I’m pleasantly surprised at how possible it’s been and how good it feels.

parenting when you have absolutely nothing to give

Parenting When You Have Absolutely Nothing to Give

These last two weeks have been the worst weeks of my entire life. Yes, I’m being vague. No, I’m not going to tell you what’s been going on. It’s personal and private and It’s going to stay that way. BUT, suffice it to say I had literally NOTHING to give to my kids this past couple of weeks.

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.