On Friday night the kids and I did something we haven’t done in a couple years: We went to see the high school play. Our first experience with the high school play was in 2014 when Number 3 and 4 were extras in the Sound of Music. Here’s Number 4 with Captain von Trapp. 😂 […]
connecting with your kids
How Much Time Have You Spent With Your Teenager Today?
I am not a scientist. I am not a researcher. But you don’t have to be a researcher to draw some accurate conclusions. And I can tell you with 100% certainty the exact moment when a dramatic decrease in the amount of time I spent engaging in meaningful conversation or activity with Number 3 occurred. […]
Mommy, You Don’t Love Me As Much As You Did Yesterday.
Last night when I walked upstairs to put Number 5, 6 and 7 into bed (they all share a room) around 8:15, I realized they hadn’t done what I’d asked them to do earlier that day. All three of them had clothes lying around on the floor, and Number 7’s dresser in particular was a […]
Having Trouble Connecting With Your Kids? Try A Journal.
I am always looking for ways to be more present and connect with my kids and to facilitate any means of communication with them. It’s a constant challenge for me with five kids who are twelve and under at home, especially with sports schedules and homework and well, you know… life. About a year and […]