Easy is a priority for me. OK, it’s THE priority for me. Every single year around October 30th I do an online search for cheap, easy, DIY, last-minute Halloween costume ideas. And every year I ditch those ideas for something even easier. I swear, most headlines out there that boast “cheap and easy” ideas are just […]
I have a new article up at Her View From Home. Here’s an excerpt: “School just started for my two high school boys and already they’re completely exhausted. One of them even comes home and falls asleep with his shoes on almost the minute he walks through the door. This year my advice to both […]
Screen time is a big controversy in anyone’s home. What’s too much? What’s not enough?
I often forget how hard it was (is) to be a teenager, but they have it rough too and sometimes they need a little slack.
I love the little buggers even though they mostly drive me nuts. I often look at them and am in awe of their amazingness. The more they grow up the more I”m impressed with what they’ve learned, who they’re becoming, and how responsible and kind they are. I love them more than life itself. Therefore I want them never to suffer. Ever. At all. But that’s impossible.
Back-to-school shopping. It’s at once exciting and terrifying. And for the same reason.
If camping alone is hard work, why go camping with kids?
Because it’s fun!
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.
When things get really heated, feelings are hurt, emotions are running high, and nothing you do or say can get them to stop going at each other’s throats, there’s one thing I do that stops it in it’s tracks.
This week what I did right was this: I swallowed my pride and let my teenage son dunk me in the pool (well, try to). Even though I didn’t want him to mess up my hair or makeup.