Month: March 2011

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Late Night Hospital Visits and Other Ramblings…

I dropped the girls off at playschool this morning and boy oh boy am I happy for the gift of a quiet house right now. I actually don’t think there is ANYTHING that I would appreciate more than these few moments of pure silence…to drink tea…to sit near a sunny window and just blog my…

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Managing Momma Mondays: Your Emotions

Bee Happy!  I don’t know about you, but I would have to say, on a day to day basis, that one of my biggest struggles, in general and as a mother is managing my own emotions and feelings. We women, we’re an emotional bunch. We mother’s, we’re an even more emotional bunch…and, I don’t know…

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Naughty or Nice?

Does this look like a face that would do any harm? Well, now that I’m looking at the picture, I’m realizing those are my glasses…that she must have taken from my dresser…which she must have climbed up onto via a stool…but, besides that, sweet girl, sweet face…right?! I asked Ava a simple question before her…

Dear Mom…

Dear Mom…

Dear Mom, Thank you for watching the girls this morning…so sorry they have the energy of wild monkey’s. Just wanted to say…sorry that… Ella was standing on your coffee table within two minutes of walking in the door That she likely spilled dog food all over the kitchen in an attempt to “feed the dog”…

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Managing Momma Mondays: Laughter

There is a lot on our plates, us momma’s. We manage our kids, and their emotions (dear Lord, help me here!), their meals, and their clothes. We manage most of what goes on in our homes by trying to organize and simplify and rectify the things that are not working. We mange our grocery lists,…

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Teaching the World Around You

I can tend to get caught in the competitive parenting trap. I don’t intend it to be competitive parenting when I’m in the moment, but if I step back and really think about what I am doing there is no other definition for it. What am I defining as competitive parenting? Well, any pressure we…

A Whole Lotta Crazy Going On…

A Whole Lotta Crazy Going On…

I won’t lie, being a momma makes me feel a little crazy sometimes. Alright, a lotta crazy. Like I have no idea where I am, where I’m going, or which end is up. Like my former life is a mere mirage created in my dreams to taunt me about the might have beens or things…

Where Did I Go?

Where Did I Go?

Some days I wonder, where did I go… Am I under the kitchen table with the leftover crumbs? Am I buried beneath one of the laundry piles on the basement floor? Am I stashed away in one of the toy bins with princess dresses, tiaras, balls, blocks and legos? Perhaps I am hiding away in…

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Today’s Terrible Two Moments

So the saga continues…Since we spent most of the morning eating breakfast and getting ready to get out of the house for my dentist appointment we seemed to have avoided most toddler drama… Ella saved it up for later though…don’t you worry! Here is the picture to prove it.   What is that? you may…

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Terrible Twos Revisited

Oh my heavens…have we ever reentered back into the land of the ‘terrible twos’ over here! (That’s not Ella, by the way, but she certainly looks like that on many an occasion these days). I gotta tell you…I’ve always hated that label ‘terrible twos’, but truly, there is no other practical way to explain little…