We’ll pay for failing our kids.

When I was fifteen, I was at an awkward stage, particularly in terms of my looks. Braces, glasses, acne, hair that was still sometimes a mystery… But I was pretty well-adjusted, especially considering how difficult it is to navigate a fledgling teenage identity. My daily routine throughout the week when school was in was the […]

The Myth of the “Family” Vacation

First of all… Happy Blessed New Year! May 2018 bring you anything you lacked in 2017. With that being said, here is a disclaimer, because while that sentiment sounds nice, we all know it doesn’t work like that. So… May 2018 bring you anything you lacked according to God’s will, and may you work toward […]

What can I say…

I have been neglecting this place, as I have been neglectful in other areas of my life, after receiving some very unexpected news. As it turns out there is a valid reason for the digestive issues I have been having… Surprise! I am pregnant again. And it SUCKS. I was faithfully taking stupid birth control […]

Kids are SUCH a joy, they said…

“They” LIED!!!! In almost 40 years of life I have never had pinkeye. My walking Petri dish of a kindergartner decided better late than never, brought it home from school and now I look and feel like someone punched me in the eye. Thanks Layla! Excuse the hair, it has been an AWFUL few weeks!

Parenting requires adaptability

  If you’re like me and have more than one kid, you have probably come to the realization that your kids, although they may have (or not) come from the same mother and father, are NOT the same people. For example, my son is the oldest, and then I have my girls. My son Jayden […]

You will never know it all.

I know some people like to think they know everything, but it is impossible. My son celebrated his eleventh birthday on October 6th. The night before his birthday I stayed awake for quite some time, marveling at the fact that I have been a mother for over a decade. It wasn’t anything I signed up […]