Just Beat It!

I had three children in the space of four years. If there is one common occurance we as parents have had to deal with over the years, it is having our sleep disturbed because of the various things that scare little ones in the night. We have had to check for monsters under the bed,…

Happy Birthday Little Man

Today is my son's 9th birthday. NINE. Wow. Our "little man" is changing. He is so much his own person these days rather than the picture-perfect little preppy gent I started him out to be. And it's okay with me. Ironically, between those early days of motherhood and now, I am not exactly as "inside…

Lost in a New Big House

The other day I was tidying up my basement where the kids play, and eventually ended up migrating over to the storage side and organizing a few things I've been meaning to get around to. A few bins and boxes from our move 4 years ago, along with several seasonal items scattered in a closet…

Share the Love?

We rolled into summer break with 103.7 fevers, vomitting and lethargy. To kick off the season, a few of my BFF's and their kids together with mine planned a really WILD and CRAZY afternoon of kid fun. Water balloons, slip and slide, painting birdhouses, grilling, trampeline, tents - you name it, it was in the…

Perspective

Life is relative. A difficult theme to live by when life throws curveballs, but nonetheless invaluable in keeping perspective rather than losing ground. I know when my "personal memos from God" are addressed to me, and in all caps, when I am hit with a nugget of information that suddenly makes my problems very, very…

My Summer Goals

Here is a list of things I plan to get around to this summer as a means of fighting off the ravages of very long days of togetherness with my three wonderful, healthy, spirited children. First is a list of what I intend to do for myself, then will be a list of what I…

I Am What I Am

It's confirmed: I'm hopeless. And my "beta mom" cover isn't going to work this time. I am simply a disorganized mess when it comes to remembering things that step outside my normal routine, which is meagre at best and can hardly be deemed a routine to begin with. Today, for my son's class picnic, I…