my thoughts on motherhood, kids, books and stuff

Getting Out Of The Way

Do you ever feel like you are on the verge of being hit by a bus?  Metaphorically speaking, of course. That is how I have been feeling lately. edgy. Fidgety. Anxious. But I can’t even explain why. I had a counselor tell me once that I was the kind of person that if I was […]

Life Lessons From My Childhood Friend

I wrote this months ago and debated whether I should post it.  I have really enjoyed getting to know people through their personal posts on their blogs, so hopefully this will help you get to know me better. I came across a blog talking about childhood memories and events that make an impact on our […]

Homemade Laundry Soap. Review #1

I guess it is time for my first review of the homemade laundry detergent I have been using for about five days. This is the recipe I used.  I read many sites with recipes that were all very similar.  I liked that she posted pictures with hers so that is what I went with.  I […]

Simple Cleaning

I decided to try cleaning my kitchen floor with vinegar and water and was surprised that it cleaned better than any store bought cleanser I have tried.   I used a half of a cup of vinegar in two liters of hot water.  I had read that the vinegar smell only lasts until the floor dries […]

Some UNO Fun

I pass out the UNO cards and Lincoln lines them up in his card holder… "Ohhhh….you’re going to have to draw two sometime during the gaaame…." "Yes!  I can change the color TWO times!" "I totally have good cards this time." and then the clincher… "Look at how good my cards are!" as he flips […]

All That Matters Now Is That It Is Consumable

When I make a salad I have been known to get a little out of control.  Only when I am making a salad for myself though, because with the variety of ingredients I put in my salads…chances are there will be something that somebody else won’t like.   I start with the basics and then start […]

Inside Voices? Anyone? Anyone?

If you have or know some kids who really understand what "inside voices" means please contact me.  I might consider walking, driving, or flying my kids to wherever they are so my kids can see the concept in action.

Pint Sized Gangstas

We had a major heist in our neighborhood this afternoon.  Not just the in the neighborhood…but in my own BACKYARD! I was in the kitchen and I peeked out the window because I could hear Lincoln’s voice as he came through the back gate (from the home of my good friend and the kid’s preschool […]

Get It Right!

"Lincoln, do you want to go play on the playground while Luca has soccer practice?" "Ya.  But I have never done it right when I go.  Never.  One time I bumped my head.  Another time my tummy hurt.  Two times I was so cold.  Another time a girl kept hitting me.  Once I was sick.  […]

It Is The New Me. For Today Anyway.

Brett just called me "feisty" (thanks spell check.  I thought that i and e might be mixed up).  I might have to not get dressed all day and be all sarcastic and sassy more often.  Getting called feisty makes me feel young(er) again.