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…)
We are in a time of transition.
We are going from the parents of babies to the parents of kids.
I loved my babies, but I love that we are moving into a new phase of life. (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…)
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…)
Every once in awhile I stumble across an amazing life hack.
It’s like when I learned to throw the laundry soap cup into the washer to clean it.
Seriously, mind blowing.
Well this week, I stumbled across another.
And by stumbled, I clearly mean I fell into it. (more…)
I think admitting that the “Littles” stage of life is hard would be healthy for all of us.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m drowning in my life.
Most days I’m just trying to keep my head above water, some days I succeed, and some days… I’m really glad we have early bedtime at our house. (more…)
I don’t enjoy taking my kids in public.
I know it sounds terrible.
I mean there are some public places I’m thrilled to take them: the park, Walmart, Costco, the library… you know places where people wear pajamas and there’s a 90% chance you’re going to run into another child having an epic meltdown.
I do NOT like taking them anywhere they need to be quiet. (more…)