Last week was our spring break. It was the first spring break in about five years that we haven’t had major money problems. Where we weren’t in danger of losing our house, where the Man from CL&P wasn’t coming to knock on our door on an almost monthly basis, where we weren’t on food stamps, […]
One Great Catch Can Be A Game Changer
You know how a kid can totally suck at baseball and make like ten errors in one game and start to feel completely hopeless and dejected, but then out of nowhere he can make an amazing catch that no one ever thought was possible? And even with all those errors in one game, that one awesome […]
Perfection Is Unattainable. And Stupid. So Stop Trying To Achieve It.
The other day I was talking with a friend who is a bit of a perfectionist. Actually, she’s a raging perfectionist. She would openly admit this. And we were talking about how life is such a challenge sometimes. I was reminded of this picture I recently saw on a friend’s Facebook page: We went back […]
A Reminder To All Moms (And Dads)
Dear Moms (And Dads), I thought maybe you could use a reminder. Because last night I had one of those nights and I realized that I needed one, too. Whatever that thing is you are freaking out over right now? Um… It’s not that big a deal. Oh, wait… Your thing is different? Your thing […]
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 […]
My brain needs to start working out again.
Do you guys read a lot? I used to love to read. Then I had kids, and I was too tired to read anything that didn’t have pictures in it (except for (affiliate) The Book With No Pictures, cause the kids love that one). The exhaustion of having five kids under the age of 8 years […]