Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Writing

Milestones and Mermaids

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

Family · Writing

Independence

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

Family

I’m Sorry – A Letter to My Kids

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

Family

Boredom

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

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Happy Birthday Jacob! 

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! 

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Mermaids

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

Family · Writing

I’m the mom

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

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Preschooler Stream of Conciousness

In our daily routine, my daughter and I play family. A lot. Everyday. Pretty much it's the only thing she wants to play. If I have other things to do, it becomes 'Doing-The-Dishes-Family' or 'Laundry-Folding-Family'. It's fun for her as she loves to role-play, specifically when she gets to be in charge. Go figure. This… Continue reading Preschooler Stream of Conciousness

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Writing

I Had No Idea

As a kid, you must have imagined what it was like to be an adult. Now that you’re a grownup (or becoming one), how far off was your idea of adult life? This prompt from a few weeks ago made me laugh out loud. My vision was WAY off! My son recently exclaimed that when… Continue reading I Had No Idea

Family · Health and Fitness

Lemons, Lemonade and other Crap

Ever have the kind of life where everything goes smoothly in ALL areas? Yeah, me neither. First the good stuff! My daughter was first on the wait list at her PreK and was able to get in class this week! This means I have 3 hours ALONE! To do with as I choose! Yahoo! Do… Continue reading Lemons, Lemonade and other Crap