Hannah eyeing the pregnant lady in the lounge chair, we made our way over to a shaded table to plunk down our towels and kick off flip flops for an afternoon poolside. The kids love the pool. Without fail they inquire the precise time we will be going to swim each morning. Kids off and … Continue reading Milestones and Mermaids
School's back in session, the sun is shining, and I have time! Time to read, write and play with my 3 dog babes! School started this week and it is the first year that our minions are riding the bus. Facebook abounds with mothers (and mockers) with tears in their eyes sending off precious bundles … Continue reading Independence
I'm sorry. I'm truly very sorry. I have gotten plenty of things wrong in your short lives, and there will be plenty more I will likely handle badly. This one is going to hurt. I'm taking away your screens. Permanently. I know. I've threatened before when you couldn't keep yourself together when I've said, "Times … Continue reading I’m Sorry – A Letter to My Kids
Oh Summer. With the conclusion of the school year, the reduction of my gym hours, the kids and I are experiencing the sudden loss of structure. I'm actually enjoying it, and for the most part, they are, too. There is a common theme that has arisen as of late, however - a whole 14 days into … Continue reading Boredom
My kid is 7 today. My "On this day" Facebook feed is me every year exclaiming how "I can't believe he's ___ years old already!" Time is such a fluid concept both rocketing so fast and crawling by simultaneously. 7 years ago I became a mother. Parenthood changes us, beeaks us open to a different … Continue reading Happy Birthday Jacob!
Sitting on the shore at the Ko'olina lagoons four years ago, my sister and her daughters jumped right in splashing and playing like three long haired mermaids. They were out visiting and I so enjoyed a peek into the future of what life looked like with kids slightly older than my own. How I marveled … Continue reading Mermaids
I'm the mom whose garage constantly looks like it vomited a Toys R Us into the driveway. I'm the mom whose children pick out their own clothes. (Therefore ensuring that they never match.) I'm the mom who is passionate about fitness, so yeah, I DO wear yoga pants. A lot. I'm the mom that goes … Continue reading I’m the mom