My thoughts after the Women’s Retreat

So, I’ve told you what the retreat was all about. I mean, I learned so many things during and because of it. I now have new tools to help combat stress and let go of the past. I discovered that so many women suffer in silence while dealing with the same or similar fears, worries, and stresses. I learned new things about Continue reading “My thoughts after the Women’s Retreat”

Choo-choo learns something new

abstract_2008012112-1113int.epsYesterday, Choo-choo and I were playing with a rainbow-colored plastic spring. I’m sure you all know what I am talking about. The Slinky that isn’t a Slinky. I showed Choo-choo how to get the spring to “fall” down each stair by itself. We then reenacted this with his play table and some boxes.

It got me thinking. The not-Slinky is such a simple yet Continue reading “Choo-choo learns something new”

Our unwanted “guest”

On a quiet, normal day, Diesel sits in the living room playing a game with Choo-choo before leaving for work. I go out to the mudroom to start a load of dirty clothes in the washing machine. I open the dryer and washer doors. Out of the corner of my eye, I see something small and brown. I think it’s a chipmunk or squirrel that got into the house and figure I will tell Diesel about it when I take the clean clothes into the living room.

Then it moves. Not only does it move, but it Continue reading “Our unwanted “guest””

Train rides and swirly slides

Family Written In Plastic Kids Letters

Choo-choo, Diesel, and I had a super fun family day yesterday. In celebration of Choo-choo doing better with his potty training, my husband and I took him to another train museum a few hours away from us.

It was all our kid had talked about for the past three days. He asked about going every night and again in the morning. He asked if we were there yet the entire drive despite many assurances we weren’t even close. Choo-choo just could not contain his excitement.

Once there, we Continue reading “Train rides and swirly slides”

More than just paper and ink

Magical books with ray of magical lights and colorful clouds

I am a big believer in reading to children. Diesel and I have always thought how important it is to read to Choo-choo. We take stacks of books with us on vacations and even short rides in the car. We’ve even encouraged our son to “read to us” as well.

Reading to kids not only increases their knowledge, but it Continue reading “More than just paper and ink”

Sweet little lies

Have any of you ever lied to your kids? I’m not talking about the type of lying that would hurt them or even lies meant to protect them. I simply mean the little fibs to make life just a bit easier.

Here’s an example: I was making a snack for Choo-choo and asked him what he wanted to eat. He told me he wanted crackers and sunflower seed butter. Well, we are currently out of sunflower seed butter. Since I no longer have Continue reading “Sweet little lies”

Muddling through

Tired upset woman sitting with legs crossed and having headache

So, here I am really trying to not completely lose my s*** right now. I’ve got a kid who doesn’t think he has to listen to me and a husband who doesn’t encourage him to. Not really anyway.

I understand that life and parenting and relationships are all full of ups and downs. Perfect or happy moments tend to Continue reading “Muddling through”