How to grocery shop for a large family


It is entirely possible that the title is totally misleading. Pre-shopping: Phase 1: Bemoan the fact that there may literally be no food left in the cupboards. Shed a tear for what is about to happen. Cry a little. Do whatever is necessary to calm your nerves and make yourself feel … [Continue reading]

Many hats


I've found that my role as a mom is not a simple one to define. As I have moved into a mom of teens over the last few years, I have found that my roles continue to expand, not shrink. Instead of just being a BooBoo Kisser, I'm now nearly a nurse, for all the research I've done on various illnesses … [Continue reading]

A million miles


I'm not going to lie. It was epic. Millions of miles. Nine people packed like sardines into what is normally a spacious extended van, made for some … [Continue reading]

Sweet 16


Holy Hannah. My oldest is 16 today. He is on the cusp of adulthood. A young adult. A teenager. He towers over me. He's silly and goofy and serious and … [Continue reading]

Home sweet…chalk?


There are inherent qualities that make any house feel like a home. We've settled in a bit in our current residence and I've noticed that some things … [Continue reading]

Dear Mother Nature,


On behalf of mothers in my surrounding city and state, I ask for a cease and desist on the rain. It would be quite lovely if this much needed moisture … [Continue reading]

Dear Little Man,


You are 4 years old now. For some reason it felt like a major milestone for me, for you. I know you are not little, even though you still need to … [Continue reading]

It’s ok if you aren’t in love with motherhood


I'm not an optimist by nature, but I always attempt to look at the bright side. I know that sounds contradictory. I have to really TRY to look at the … [Continue reading]

Time: Jord Wood Watch Review


I don't know about you, but before I became a mom, I didn't really care what time it was all day long. As long as I knew when to be at work or at … [Continue reading]

Book review: Lose the Cape


I don't know about you, but from time to time I end up with SuperMom Syndrome. At least that's what I call it. It's that time when you think you have … [Continue reading]

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