Does anyone remember when I was all inspired and wrote the Parker handbook and some of you said it wouldn't work?? Well....you were totally right! haha! The idea was solid. I thoroughly enjoyed making my fancy schedule. I presented each of my children with a copy of the handbook and had them sign the last page, … Continue reading Maybe There Is An App To Get My Kids To Clean?
You know how they say that you should treasure those moments when your child wants to be close to you? How you shouldn't be annoyed when they climb on your lap or grab your hand? It's true! It's also true that the lack of personal space and the constant pressure is exhausting so this is … Continue reading Holding My Son’s Hand
Once a month, William and Antwan have to do a check up before they get their monthly prescriptions. The med checks are routine and no big deal but it's still a hassle. A "fun" thing about my doctor's office is that you are required to confirm that you are coming or they will actually cancel your … Continue reading Life Lessons
My cousin died. But please don't express your sympathies to me, I hadn't seen her in years and years. I'm still sad. But I'm more sad for her immediate family because they have to go through IT. Through the loss and the change of definition of what daily life entails. Through all that stuff that really, … Continue reading You Just Don’t Know What Tomorrow Brings
So I have quit my job several times but it never takes. The first time, I was offered part time instead. When I still found it hard to keep up with because we were moving, I quit again and it was suggested that I hang in there until after the move and see how I … Continue reading I Want To Quit My Job And Clip Coupons
I had to take a First Aid/CPR class at work, the other day. It would be safe to say that I didn't want to. Initially, that was just because I'm lazy. But, as it progressed, it was hitting a little too close to home. See, if you bring up anything related to the heart, I'm … Continue reading I Wanted To Save My Dad
Let me just start with saying, I love my children. We all know this. They are the best and make my days brighter and my heart full. But, seriously, what is with their inability/unwillingness to clean?? Well, not necessarily clean, but just pick up their stuff. Well, not necessarily just pick up their stuff, but … Continue reading Is There A Handbook To Get My Kids To Clean?
When I was in kindergarten, my mom decided to play friendship matchmaker with a little girl in our neighborhood and me. We hadn't lived there that long so I didn't really know the kids yet. As my mom asked the girl her name and introduced us, I wanted to run and hide. But that girl ended … Continue reading Singing Is Embarrassing When They Hear You
I was talking to a mom of someone I knew in high school and she was telling me how her daughter was often made fun of in school. I was shocked. So shocked that I called a mutual friend and asked her if she had any idea. (She did not.) You see, this girl always seemed very confident … Continue reading Everybody Hurts
It's been an eventful bunch of months. I adjusted to working outside the home, weathered motherhood, and had countless moments of self reflection. Blah blah blah, I lived. I got wrapped up in it. This is just the obligatory explanation that I feel compelled to make after not blogging for so long. I (we) also … Continue reading What About My Son?