Motherhood is a paradox, a bi-polar beast, a yin and yang. It’s a world where both opposites are always true at the same time. It’s wearying and mundane and exciting. It’s tears of joy and tears of heartache in the same moment. It’s willing the days to go by and mourning their passing at once. … Continue reading The Paradox of Motherhood
As our youngest just recently turned 4, I feel as though I’m slowing climbing out of the trenches of hard-core motherhood and into foreign land. It’s not quite a land of paradise, but the trenches are behind me and while there are stumbling blocks and surprises ahead, I feel like the sun is starting to … Continue reading As They Grow
How’d I get such stubborn kids? First of all, this is a rhetorical question, so those of you who know me you can just hush right now. The majority of our children are stubborn. I mean, way beyond typical stubborn. I don’t want to say your kids aren’t stubborn but ours put most to … Continue reading Stubborn Much?
As the weather finally changes from almost summer to winter here in just one day, the 2 little boys battle the latest virus circulating around town. Sometimes you just never know why they are so fussy, until the next night when they are warm with a fever or start coughing. The littlest one started his … Continue reading Sick Babies (11/4/15)
This is a guest blog-post from my better half!: From an early age I was fairly convinced that I was not well suited for motherhood. I was too selfish. I need to feel appreciated at a level that children cannot provide. I was okay with that, too. I knew that I could live a really exciting and … Continue reading Jumping Head First into Motherhood-From zero to five in one year (11/15/15)
1034 miles 16.5 hours 5 kids 1 Moppy -17 degreesChallenge Accepted! I hit the open road yesterday with the 5 kiddos, over 700 miles just on I-80 alone, over 1000 miles total, to grandmother's house we went! The kids were amazing little travelers. We lucked out, but they are also used to long distance trips. … Continue reading Road Trip! 12-28-16
If you had talked to me 5 years ago, I would have been pretty clear. Never in a million years would I have pictured myself divorced, knowledgeable about divorce papers, custody, child support, or co-parenting. Not because I had a rock solid marriage to my ex-husband, but because I couldn’t picture putting my children in … Continue reading Co-parenting
Every parent can relate, I know. And, my kids are probably no different than other kids. But, one of the most fun parts of jumping into parenting a brood of five has been the number of wonderfully hilarious things I’ve heard from the children. Of course, they are funnier in context, so partly this list … Continue reading The Brighter Side of Parenthood Guest Blog 1-22-16)