Lessons in Joy (as taught by a toddler)

If you’re a parent, it’s no mystery that you can learn a LOT from your children.   If you’re a parent and you are confused by this statement… You’re not paying close enough attention.  My children have taught me more in their short, little lives than I have learned in decades of living.  So here […]

Perfectly Imperfect…

Every time I make a mistake, every time I screw up BIG with my kids, there is a process of emotions that I go through. Justification – she had it coming!  I’ve put up with so much for so long, I’m allowed to get angry! Doubt – well, maybe I shouldn’t have cursed… or gotten […]


Every parent dreads that phone call, that email, that conference…. the one where it starts out with another adult saying Mr. or Mrs. in front of your last name, followed by, “we need to talk about little (insert child’s name here)” and that sinking, heavy oatmeal feeling in your gut.

Everything I Yell At My Kid, I’m Still Learning!

“Just listen!!!” “Would you hurry up?!” “Ugh!  You get so distracted!” “If you open your eyes and your ears and close your MOUTH, you’d learn more!” “Stop asking questions!  You don’t need to be in control, just enjoy the ride!” “Don’t put that mermaid in the fan!”  (Ok, not everything) There have been times where […]