I spread myself way too thin in the last couple months, and it resulted in me just barely keeping my head above water. And when I say barely, I’m not exaggerating. My house fell into disarray. My parents could see I was close to drowning. So they came up to the house today and helped […]
It’s Time To Surrender
On Friday I lost it on the kids. I yelled. I swore. I threatened. I completely panicked. There are lots of reasons I arrived at this point on Friday. And I did a lot of thinking over the weekend. Then this morning a friend of mine posted something on Facebook. She said, I was at a meeting […]
It’s Okay To Ask For (And Accept) Help
There is one comment I hear far and above any other as the mom in a large family. I don’t know how you do it. So I’ll fill you in on my secret. But first, one important thing to note is that when you have a lot of kids, it just becomes your new normal. […]
Because Who Couldn’t Use A Feel Good Friday?
I get quite a few emails from readers. Every once in a while, one of those emails will turn into a back and forth conversation that unexpectedly turns into a friendship. And as a result, I have a couple Facebook friends who I “met” through the blog. This happened a couple years ago with this really […]
Seven Things I learned in the Last 48 Hours
I have spent the past two days in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I came down here from CT to attend a program entitled Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way. And it was awesome. And while I’m sitting here in the Fort Lauderdale airport waiting for my delayed plane, I thought I’d share some things I discovered in […]
Next stop — world domination (or at least six figures).
I’ve spent the past couple months in blog limbo. Like many things I do, I started this blog on a whim with no plan. I also knew nothing about blogging. But I always had the goal of supporting my family from it. I’m not quite there yet. And now I’m at kind of a crossroads. […]