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 […]

NOT MY KID!!

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.

6-year-old suicide prevention

I would like to preface this post with a disclaimer – my six year old did NOT attempt suicide. Suicide is a very serious situation and I do NOT take the concept lightly.  I grew up with a suicidal mother, who’s grandmother had ended her own life.  It’s in the family, and I don’t joke […]

Wild Horses…

Mommy victory!  I speak in pictures.  I’m a visual person.  The good news is, my eldest offspring understands things in pictures! If you have a “spirited child” a wild child, a strong willed child, a feisty child, a Dennis the Menace, and the list goes on… you know that they can go from zero to […]

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 […]

The White Noise Of “No” … Just Let It Go!

As soon as these little leaches realize that they are autonomous beings, they want to see what they can do… Like Elsa when she’s finally free to use her powers as she pleases, she sings, “It’s time to see what I can do, to test the limits and break through, no right no wrong, no rules for meeeeeeee, I’M FREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!”

Just Breathe…

A quick and refreshing celebratory blog post that only some of you will understand…. Ever wonder if your diligent, exhausting parenting work will ever pay off? I’m here to tell you it will! My husband recounts an evening alone with his two wild daughters. Husband: I think Davi is starting to get the self regulation […]