Parenting

To The Mom with an Only Child

To the Mom with an Only Child
I see you. I know it’s hard. You are tired. You feel overwhelmed. The last thing you need is another mom telling you it isn’t hard. But that’s what seems to happen. Every time you struggle at the park to keep up with your wild one there is a mom of two or more there to tell you how much harder it is with more than one kid.

Uncategorized

Faith Like Rahab: Believing in a God I Can’t Know

Who She Is
Today I want to take a minute to talk about the faith of Rahab.  If you are unfamiliar with Rahab’s story you can read it in Joshua 2. Rahab was a prostitute in Jericho. When Joshua sent spies to Jericho she protected them and hid them until the city guards had passed and it was safe for them to leave. In return, they made her a promise.

Parenting

The Startling Truth about the Mommy Wars

Newsflash! The Mommy Wars don’t exist!
They never have, not really. The truth about the Mommy Wars is that moms don’t care. The idea that moms are one snarky comment away from burning the world to the ground is insulting to moms. Fueled by the news and social media differences of opinion get blown out of proportion.

Housekeeping

How to Get the Most Out of Planning

The other day I got a notification from Bug’s school that her school supply list was now available. (Seriously?!) This news made me both sad and excited. Sad because her summer is almost over and it really just began. We haven’t had a chance to do a lot of things that I wanted to do. Bummer.

Kids and Chores
Housekeeping, Parenting

How to Get Kids to Help Out

Getting the kids involved at home can be hard but very rewarding. There is a ton of advice out there for getting your kids to do chores, debates over whether or not to pay them (and how much) and how young is to young to expect them to help out. Today, I’m going to add my two cents to that debate by throwing a vintage twist on this. After all, its not like it is a new issue.

Moms and Wine
Parenting

The Truth About Moms and Their Love of Wine

The other day I was watching Scandal and I realized people on TV drink A LOT. Its like smoking used to be on TV. When a character needs a minute to compose themselves or to think or a dramatic pause, they take a drink. We used to learn about a character by their brand of cigarette or the way it was held, ashed, or put out.

Mending Day
Housekeeping

Mending Day: An Opportunity to Beautify Your Home

Welcome back to our 8 part series on focus days. Today we will be talking about Mending Day. Now, back in the way-back-when mending day was the day to gather up all of the families torn clothing, sheets, towels, etc and spend the day sewing up and patching everything. Of course, most families don’t do much “mending” of their clothes now.