The kids are resisting me today. They resisted yesterday and the day before. I’m not their teacher, coach or basically anyone they really want to listen to. I’m their Mom. I’m that person who is there for them no matter what and they know I’ll be there for them at the end of the day, … Continue reading Single Mom’ing This. Legit.
I am missing extra curriculars BIG TIME today. I miss waking up at 5am to get my son to the arena for an early morning practice and then racing to get my daughter to dance on time and then home to get whoever to where ever. Oh, and the grocery dash. I loved that stuff … Continue reading Mourning the “What Was”and Celebrating the “What Could Be”
Whoa. 2 entries in 2 days. I’m slightly impressing myself. Could this perhaps be the start of a new habit? Eh? Ehhhh? Probs not. Don’t get too excited. My kids have free time from 6 until 8 and this is my way of blocking out the current fighting that’s happening over who has the iPads. … Continue reading Fellow Human Check-In.
Totally being melodramatic right now and blasting ‘I Fall Apart’ by Posty because, my friends… that is exactly what happened today. I will make it crystal clear that I broke my one and only cardinal rule of what-not-to-dos and allowed them screen time first thing in the morning because I simply just didn’t want to. … Continue reading Routine. Or something not-at-all like that.
High five, folks. We just survived the scariest March Break of our entire life! (well, I hope anyway.) I see y’all working hard to keep those kiddos busy, active and meticulously following the social distancing guidelines. Aside from those who are hanging at the park with your friends… you’re real jerks. Is anyone else anticipating … Continue reading March Break 2.0
Eat. Sleep. Rave. Repeat. Eat. Sleep. Rave. Repeat. When I say eat, I obviously mean eat everything and anything you possibly can out of the pantry because someone always needs a snack within 10 minutes of finishing their balanced meal. Sleep? Not sure that totally exists. Rave- fill that coffee cup. one. more. time. Repeat. … Continue reading Surviving a Pandemic with a Bajillion Kids.
Hi, it’s me. I’m not sure you really remember me, as it’s been a number of years but as a bit of a refresh- I’m the woman you left to raise 5 kids alone. And you know what? I’m doing okay, and so are the kids. They’re playing hockey, competitively dancing, eager students and…. wait, … Continue reading An Open Letter to You.
[meh-ta-noy-ah] * Greek (n.) the journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self, or way of life; spiritual conversion. My cousin sent this word to me the other day (shout to Kelly for being bang on) after a deep conversation. And it completely resonated. I took a screenshot of it and kept going back to it … Continue reading metanoia
I am a mother. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am a cousin. I am an aunt. I am a friend. I am a strong ass woman. I’ve begun challenging my “I am nots” with “I ams” and beginning to rebuild myself. It’s a taunting and terrifying task but it’s rebuilding my … Continue reading I Am.
I think I read somewhere that once you decide to stay in one night because you’re ‘too tired’ it’s game over. Next thing you know, you’re cancelling plans with excuses like ‘oh sorry, just washed my sheets and i’m not gonna make it.” Netflix and bed is just so much more appealing than spending time … Continue reading The Simple Life