Category: Relationships

And This is 10 Years Old. Reality, Growing up, Learning, and Loss

My oldest daughter turned 10 a couple of months ago. I have just recently come to the realization that I have lost my little girl. The temper tantrums have stopped. The crying for no reason has stopped. The clingy-ness of a small child is something I will never see in her again, and it all […]

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This Bullying Ad By Burger King is Something We All Need to See

Burger King is bringing attention to bullying, and what we as a society choose to do about it. In this viral video shown on YouTube, a group of kids are boastfully bullying one child, in the middle of Burger King, where other customers can clearly see and hear. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mnKPEsbTo9s Comically, in the back, there is […]

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Tips For Surviving Multi-Family Photos When You Have Kids

Every year, we do family pictures with our whole extended family.  Fourteen people, from my parents who are in their sixties to my youngest nephew who is just about two, gather together and try to get photos taken with minimal crying and fighting (and that’s just us parents). After about a decade of family photos, […]

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My LO Turned Two Today, And I Am Not Going to Miss The Baby Years

Baby years – good riddance. Every child is different, and I have a standing joke with a bunch of other moms I have met, that there is always one child that gives you a bit of extra trouble. Mine is my third, my little one who turned two today. I know some of my friends […]

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I forgot the Father’s Day Card

It’s been a long day. A wonderful day, at the Vikings in the Street festival, but we’re exhausted.  With grocery shopping and bedtime still in front of us – we decide to divide and conquer. Don’t forget a Father’s Day card. I reminded myself all the way to the grocery store. Unloading groceries at home, […]

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The Gift of Big Worry – And How to Deal With It

I’ve got a gift. I can almost any situation and worry it into something huge!  Okay, this isn’t a gift, but it’s something I deal with everyday. Something as simple as not remembering to put a note in my daughter’s lunch and by the time my mind has gotten a hold of that thought, I’ve […]

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