Having a teenage son is an interesting experience. Sometimes teenage boys do things that make you seriously question how they have managed to survive as long as they have. Other times, they do or say something that completely blows you away. Number 3 is fifteen years old. Swim practice for him started back up three […]
What Your Teenager Might Be Trying To Tell You
We swim on a swim team that’s about 45 minutes from our house. Number 3 has practice six days a week, Monday through Saturday. Number 4 has practice five days a week on Monday and Wednesday through Saturday. Number 5 and 7 have practice three nights a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and I’m […]
20 Things Good Moms Do
I get a couple emails or messages every week from women and moms in particular thanking me for “keeping it real” and for making them “feel normal.” It’s one of the reasons I started this blog. Because when I was in the thick of parenting and we had five kids under the age of eight […]
May they be blessed.
For those of you who are waiting to make it through the stage where your kid doesn’t sleep through the night, or the playing-in-the-toilet phase, or the potty training phase, or the saying-no-to-everything-you-ask-her-to-do phase, I have a little newsflash for you. It doesn’t get easier. In fact, it gets harder. Yes, it’s exhausting to get […]
TTYL. Or never.
Once upon a time there was a boy named Number 1 who got a cell phone for Christmas. A really nice, kick-ass, jaw-dropping, Oh-my-God-I-can’t-believe-you-guys-got-this-for-me cell phone. (His parents had a free upgrade, so it actually only cost $35). But he didn’t know that. His parents had a talk with him about the value of […]