There are days I fantasize about putting our house up for sale, packing up our belongings, and moving out of Texas.
I’ve researched cities throughout the US. I can tell you the median home price, the best neighborhoods, the Good Schools ratings, average commute times, and the weather for more than a dozen US cities. (more…)
I’d like to believe that contrary to popular opinion, most people are good.
I’d like to believe that most people are doing what they can to live good lives, and that people have the best of intentions most of the time.
I’d like to believe that most people are focused on raising good kids, doing the best that they can at work, and building their communities.
I’d like to believe the small contributions we make in our own homes, families, and circles of influence make a difference in the world around us. (more…)
Parenthood has a way of knocking you on your butt… over an over again.
Just when you think you have the hang of it… you realize…
It’s a daily exercise in humility. (more…)
I feel a little bit unprepared to raise a daughter.
I know this sounds strange, being female myself you’d think this would come naturally.
Raising a daughter is baffling. (more…)
Yesterday I found myself telling someone “I’m “just” a mom”.
Just a mom?
I quickly brushed off my life as a mom like it was something to be ashamed of, like what I do could easily be done by another, or like it was somehow less than a job that pays. (more…)
Before we had kids people asked us “when are you going to have kids?”
They’d casually pop the question into a conversation, almost as if they thought we’d never thought of having kids and they were presenting us with a brand new concept.
Once we had Harry Potter, people immediately started asking when we were going to have another child.
After AsthmaMan the questions about if we were trying for a girl started… I think before he even left the hospital.
Now we get the question, “are you done?” (more…)
Someone asked me recently if I had any parenting advice. I think they asked because I have three kids and I’ve kept them alive this long.
I responded with “don’t have three kids”.
Terrible, I know. (more…)