Category Archives: Motherhood

Thankful Thursday: Lessons from the Mexican Restaurant

My older son recently had a doctor’s appointment that kept him away from school during his school lunch hour. After his appointment was finished, we went out to lunch to celebrate another year of good health. (Never mind that we … Continue reading

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Four ways to make a four-year-old laugh

Sometimes it’s tough to be four years old. Really tough. You want to be Superman, but you’re just too damn tired to pull it off. Those times generally happen after dinner, before bed, when one is so, so tired after … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Childproof Parent

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the look, feel or contents of a parenting book. Okay, it’s true: I can’t actually see you out there in cyberspace, but I imagine that I’m not the only one with … Continue reading

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What must the librarian think?

What does the librarian think of me, I wonder? I am the mother who at all hours of the night places a wide array of parenting books on hold. My husband is the person in our family who generally picks … Continue reading

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My new motto: simplify

Along with my new parenting idol, I have a new parenting motto: simplify. This has been inspired by the book, Simplicity Parenting, by Kim John Payne. I haven’t finished his book, but already he’s helped me clear some clutter out … Continue reading

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My new idol: Mary Poppins

Last night for family movie night we watched Mary Poppins. Of course my own childhood viewing means that I can sing “A Spoonful of sugar” or “Chim Chiminey” with some excitement. However, this viewing of Mary Poppins from the adult … Continue reading

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Some days, I feel like I suck

And today is one of those days. Well, this week, actually, is one of those weeks where I feel like I suck as a mother. Not really because of something that I’ve done but because our boys’ behavior is just. … Continue reading

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