I reached a breaking point yesterday. AND I AM DONE. No, it wasn’t with my kids. It wasn’t with my husband. It was with the level of chaos and disorganization and clutter and mess I often allow in my house. I will no longer tolerate it. Let me tell you why. I have to rewind […]
Letting Go and Finding My Purpose
This is the time of year where I normally begin a slow descent into depression. It took me quite a while to recognize this. Last year was the first time I put two and two together. Every December I become very emotional. Very weepy. Prone to unwarranted and unexpected bouts of tears. My little brother […]
If You Are Having A Hard Time Getting Your Kids Out The Door In The Morning, This Approach May Help.
Today we had one of those rare mornings where everyone had eaten breakfast, everyone was dressed, all teeth were brushed and all lunches were packed about a half an hour before the buses were coming. What I have learned from experience though, is that even when we are all pretty much ready to go with […]
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. […]
What do dads stress about? It may not be what you think.
By Renick Morris Recently I came across a quote on Facebook I really enjoyed and it described how moms and women think. It goes something like this: A woman’s mind is like an internet browser that has 300 tabs open at once! Moms think about everything; it’s all connected and you’re passionate about every open tab. […]
Mom, what if I don’t get into the high class?
Number 3 is in the middle of standardized testing at school. He came home last week really worried. “Mom, my teacher told me that if we didn’t get a high score we wouldn’t get put in the high classes next year.” Ugh. “But she said if we aren’t in a high class one year, we can […]