• Helpful Ideas,  Parenting Humor,  School

    New School Year Resolutions

    School is about to start for our crew, and since our whole schedule is about to get rebooted, I decided to create some family goals for the upcoming school year. Here are some new school year resolutions important to our family…anything…

  • Kids Humor,  Parenting Humor,  Raising Children

    All these feelings

    If there is one thing that having three girls has taught me, it’s that there are a lot of feelings.  Good feelings, bad feelings, hard feelings, soft feelings, so…many…feelings.  They can come one at a time or in a huge,…

  • Parenting Humor

    Why do they do that?

    What goes on in their beautiful, crazy, incomprehensible kid brains? Just for a day I want to be able to read their minds and see what really goes on in there.

  • Parenting Humor,  Real Talk Parenting

    Line Cutters

    Aaron and I are always telling the kids that God has a sense of humor.  Aside from obvious examples like creating the platypus and the corpse flower, He’s really good at having a plan that is frequently in direct opposition…

  • Faith,  Raising Children,  Real Talk Parenting

    Building a Village

    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about that phrase, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  Anyone who has children, taught children, or even been around them for any length of time, can probably appreciate the feeling behind it. …

  • Kids Humor

    Just for fun: Eavesdropping on the kids

    I recently got to spend the day with my niece and nephew, along with all of my minions, of course.  Now that the kids are a little older, I am endlessly entertained listening to their conversations amongst themselves.  It’s amazing…

  • Raising Children,  Real Talk Parenting

    Talking to My Daughter About Kissing

    Parenting is a minefield.  You’re walking along a nice path, enjoying the day and thinking everything is going pretty smoothly.  Then, BOOM!!  Suddenly you’re thrown into a mass of confusion, and what-the-hecks, and what-do-I-do-nows.  One minute you feel like you’re…

  • Kids Humor,  Parenting Humor

    Running Late

    It seems like the older I get (and the more kids I have), the less I’m on time for anything.  When I was in college, I could set my alarm for 20 minutes before class started, and make it there…

  • Parenting Humor

    The six stages of cleaning the kids' rooms

    Every now and then I flip through those Pottery Barn Kids catalogues, or look through Pinterest at pictures of beautifully organized playrooms, and think – we could do this, we can make the children’s rooms look nice like this.  Then…