Ok friends, we just got back from a 2500 mile road trip with three kids 6 and under.
Yes, you read that correctly, 2500 miles.
So let’s start off by saying that our extended families live far away…. like 1200+ miles away. Seeing them for the holidays involves extensive travel on our part.
Last year we flew to see the in-laws for Christmas.
Do you know what is worse than driving with three small children?
Flying with three small children during the holidays. (more…)
This was the calm before the storm.
Occasionally I find myself in a situation where things spiral out of control… really really quickly.
Today was one of those situations. Boy howdy was it one of those situations. (more…)
I’d like to think that when my kids are grown and gone I will remember the good times, and not the bad.
I’d like to think that I’ll remember our family vacations, holidays, and reading stories to them at bedtime, instead of the near constant fighting that can be life with littles. (more…)
*Warning: This post contains Stranger Things 2 Spoilers
I tell myself at least once a week that today is the day I’m going to get organized.
It’s never going to happen.
There are some areas of my life that are organized, and then other areas that are… let’s just say “not” and feel good about that being the understatement of the year. (more…)
She insisted on taking both her shoes and jacket to bed with her.
At the risk of sound sacrilegious let me just say that nap time is sacred time.
All the moms of littles are nodding their heads and thinking “heck yes”, while everyone else thinks I’m crazy.
I think I can live with that reaction. (more…)
Before Harry Potter was born I was convinced I’d never medicate my children.
I was also convinced that preschool was for lazy parents… my how things change. (more…)
What do snow at Christmas, $20 found in an old coat pocket, and blood draws have in common?
They are all potential surprises.
One of them is a little bit less “great” than the others.
I took AsthmaMan to the pediatrician for his asthma management appointment and they surprised use with a blood draw.
If you’ve never seen a 3 year old get his blood drawn it’s basically like watching someone draw blood from a rabid bear. (more…)