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…)
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…)
I have a love hate relationship with Legos.
If you have kids under 10, I’m guessing that you’ve experienced this dichotomy.
There are moments when Legos are the best thing since sliced bread, and other moments when Legos are just… the worst. (more…)
I spend a lot of my time asking my kids “Is that appropriate behavior?” and “How will your actions affect other people?”
I’m trying to teach them that they don’t exist in a vacuum and that they HAVE to think about the consequences of their actions.
I’m starting to think the concept that our actions have an impact on those around us is limited only to children.
I am so sick of hearing about adults making poor choices. (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…)