How to be content with what you have…

This is something I struggle with on a daily basis. But, it's complicated. I love my family completely--I wouldn't change a thing about them. What I'm talking about is material possessions. I feel like with so much social media, all we see are things we should have, want or strive for. We should aim for … Continue reading How to be content with what you have…

Sooooo ready for summer…

Our whole house--seriously, summer can't come soon enough!! My son is ready for school to be over & getting him up in the mornings is getting to be more of a chore. My daughter is eagerly waiting for the beach. I'm just ready for a break from the daily grind. We planted our flowers weeks … Continue reading Sooooo ready for summer…

Mother/Son Night…

So, Dex & I went to our first Mother/Son night tonight through his school. My goodness, it was crazy!! I seriously felt like we were at a rave for kids. There was laser robot dancers, a crazy strobe light dance floor with a dj...laser tag, a Mario Party truck, trucks & k9 dog attacks. All … Continue reading Mother/Son Night…

What’s a “perfect mom”?

Let me be clear, I am in no way a perfect mom. I had someone make that comment to me the other day and it has bothered me since. I'm not sure exactly what a perfect mom even is. I love my kids, but they drive me nuts. I love spending time with them, but … Continue reading What’s a “perfect mom”?

So far…

So, after all that worrying I did about my son, Dex, starting school...he's been doing amazingly well. It's hard to get him to eat and get dressed in a timely manner, but other than that, it's been great. It's been 2 weeks, and as crazy as it sounds, he's been even better at home. I … Continue reading So far…

Real life…

Do you ever feel like you just have so much to say, but what you have to say is so difficult to put into words? I'm a writer. I've always been one. When I was young, I was regularly writing children's stories, shorts stories... lots of fiction. I can write fiction. It's the real stuff … Continue reading Real life…

Letting our kids grow up…

My son started kindergarten today. I'm both happy for him and heartbroken, scared, etc. My husband & I met with his teacher, the school psychologist & principal yesterday to go over what the plan is for him and the evaluation for an IEP. He's in a great school & they all seemed like they know … Continue reading Letting our kids grow up…

Doing life wrong?

"You have to let your kids do what they want to do. That's how life works. You're doing it wrong! You guys are doing life wrong!" This is what our 5 year old son told us a few months ago. Not going to lie--it's stuck with me. Maybe he was on to something. I feel … Continue reading Doing life wrong?

How to deal with stress?

I feel like if my husband summed me up in one word, that word would be stressed. I don't handle stress really well. I'm not someone who can just let things go. He doesn't let much get to him, I, on the other hand, let everything get to me. If I'm not stressing about our … Continue reading How to deal with stress?

It’s been a while…

There has been a lot going on lately. My grandpa, who's 98 & I've seen at least once a week my entire life, had a stroke almost 2 weeks ago. It happened after him & I got back to his place from running errands. I, thankfully, was there with him & called 911 in time, … Continue reading It’s been a while…