Tag: parenting

the day I got rid of my pets

I’ve got pet peeves.  Everyone does, right.  That ONE thing (or multiple things?) that get under your skin and irritates you more than anything else in the world. My personal list of pet peeves is embarrassingly long.  I cannot stand the sound of people chewing.  I am deeply agitated by political posts on social media.  …

Mommy, you love me?

My daughter has started asking, “Mommy, you love me?” like she’s just not sure.  She’s reaching the point where the words, “love you” are starting to mean something.  For months she has said, “wuv you!” in response to our I-love-yous, and although it warmed my heart to hear it, I knew that she didn’t mean …

EB & expectations

Recently all four kids were out playing in the front yard, and riding bikes in the cul-de-sac.  We moved to this house in the middle of last year, and the bigger yard and bike-riding space has been a gift for my outdoors-loving children. It’s also that season where spring sports are in full swing, and …

girl time!

If there’s something I’m feeling as we get closer and closer to traveling to get Julianne, it’s the need to spend more one-on-one time with my kids.  With the goal of spending at least one “date” with each kid individually before travel, Rachel and I headed to Painting with a Twist last Friday… She’s a …

quick post, proud mama!

Not sure what else could make me more proud of her… Comment from her teacher on her 1st quarter report card: “Rachel is a very kind-hearted girl who loves the Lord. She excels in our academic areas and is already mastering cursive handwriting. Rachel is a leader among her peers and is always respectful and …

over & under reacting

I know this statement may not be popular to some people… but here it comes…. I watch 19 Kids & Counting.  Yes, yes I do.  Actually, I DVR it, and then watch it later. 🙂 I know there is an entire blogosphere dedicated to bashing and name-calling the family on this show.  I also know …

dolls and swords

The differences between my 3.5 year old daughter and my 2.5 year old son are becoming more obvious by the week. Today, Rachel asked me to help her dress her doll in a onesie I gave her that doesn’t fit Brady.  Actually, it never fit him.  🙂  Right after that, Eli runs up wielding a …

and then something happens, that makes me feel grateful!

Again, I will re-hash the fact that my three year old is giving up naps.  Today I realized that when I was pregnant with our second child, Rachel went from two naps a day, down to one.  At that point, I was devastated, because I had become quite used to taking a rest during one …

one of the best things…

One of the best things in my life is when my 2 year old daughter throws her arms around my neck and says, “I love you, Mommy”.