More Cooking For Lazy People -Chicken-Style

Years before becoming a mom, I used to nanny for the sweetest little boys. I loved the family dearly and I also loved the fact that the mom was a great cook. And every couple weeks, she would make Chicken Casserole and tell me to help myself to the leftovers. And it was so awesome! While I … Continue reading More Cooking For Lazy People -Chicken-Style

With My Kid, Everything’s A Competition!

Antwan has always been competitive.  He loves to win and hates to lose.  This will benefit him in sports, career, etc.   But, it doesn't always make it easy for me.It does, however, make it interesting.Lizzie was struggling with buckling herself into the car seat.   I said to the boys as I was loading the groceries … Continue reading With My Kid, Everything’s A Competition!

The 6Parkers?

So, last week, I got a voicemail from Patrick's case worker.  She was wondering about setting up a December visit.  Then, she said that Patrick told her that after this visit, he would decide if he wanted to be adopted.  Immediately, a few questions come to mind.  The first, of course, was "Wait, what???"  We had considered the … Continue reading The 6Parkers?

Was The Floor Thirsty?

Parenting is definitely a learning process.  Some days I feel like I've got it all figured out.  Some days I feel like I've got a lot to learn.  Most days, it's a mixture of both.But, today, I learned why I should've resisted the temptation to hit the snooze button when I knew those kids of mine … Continue reading Was The Floor Thirsty?

It’s Not Easy To Be The Tooth Fairy –spoiler alert ;)

So, sometimes, I'm very impressed with my mom skills...and sometimes, I'm not.  This week was a little of both.  On Tuesday, as I was pulling into the pick-up lane at school, I could see William running to me, a little unnecessarily enthusiastically.  He was going so fast that all I wanted to do was open the … Continue reading It’s Not Easy To Be The Tooth Fairy –spoiler alert 😉

The Big Brother Visited, Part 2

Previously on The Big Brother Visits:  Emily learned lots of stuff.  She learned that 12 year olds know everything, enjoy nothing that you enjoy, and enjoy getting a reaction. And, 12-year old with issues do it even more...---If you want to know what the heck I'm talking about in this blog, check out part 1. :)Part 1:http://www.the5parkers.com/2012/08/the-big-brother-visited-part-1.html?spref=twWe were … Continue reading The Big Brother Visited, Part 2