Even teething can have Biblical applications :-)

My sweet five-month-old is struggling to break in her first tooth. Teething is a monster of a process. A little baby with no understanding of what is happening is subjected to pain and fevers. Soleil has been drooling more than usual and her skin, if not kept dry, can develop a rash, particularly in the […]

You glow, boy!

Awhile back, I wrote a post here about how parents should “date” each of their kids. You know… Spend some one-on-one time with them engaged in an activity of their choosing. Although I have four kids, I want them each to feel special, and although I like our family dinner conversations I might not get […]

Parents… Get it together. Seriously.

  I have been off the grid, and it has been for one reason only… I am EXHAUSTED. I was blessed with the first job I have had since 2015, when my declining health and the stress of the job I was working at that time (overworked, underpaid, underappreciated) exacerbated the declining health and led […]

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 […]

I’m already wondering when school starts.

It’s terrible, I know. As were most parents, I was excited when Jayden went back to school in September. Around February, however, my mood was changing just a tad. I was tired of packing lunches, ironing uniform clothing, keeping track of permission slips, gym shoes, school shoes, textbooks, which medications needed refills, ¬†and being a […]

Boys are from Neptune, Girls are from Jupiter

One of the funny and sometimes maddening aspects of having children of both sexes is that I get to see directly how different little boys and little girls can be. These past few days have been exhausting. My children have been driving me nuts. Babygirl is still teething, and she is trying to chew on […]

My pumpkins

I am spent, and I am going to hopefully fall asleep to one of my Golden Girls DVDS… I know because of this stupid tooth I’ll be up every 15-20 minutes, but I still need to try to get some sleep. But I did want to share a picture or two… not of me because […]