Archive for the ‘parenting’ Category

Embrace Your Cross?

By | Posted September 15, 2011

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I’m in a bad mood.  The Baby Hulk turned 5, and I’ve written two lines for his birthday post. Two lines. I literally can’t move beyond those two lines.  I don’t want to fake it so my poor little boy has no post.  Not that it matters to him at this point, but the lack […]

Being Gentle

By | Posted June 3, 2011

Posted in parenting, Spiritual Life | 2 Comments »

The other day I was talking to another mom, one who was a little frustrated by her son’s refusal to follow her.  She asked how I get my four year old to follow directions.  I had to laugh.  Then tell her in honestly that often I resort to raising my voice.  My favorite line is […]

I Didn’t Think This Through

By | Posted May 30, 2011

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The other night my phone rang at 2 in the morning.  It was already a weird night because the Baby Hulk was having massive night terrors which resulted in him sleeping with us.   He would fall asleep for about twenty minutes, then wake up crying.  This kept me in pretty much a daze.  When the […]

Praying the Stations of the Cross

By | Posted April 14, 2011

Posted in Baby Hulk, Kobra, Liturgical Year, parenting, Spiritual Life | 4 Comments »

Today I took Baby Hulk and No David to pray the Stations of the Cross.  We went to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, a beautiful church off of 290.  There is a grotto and outdoor Stations.  We went last year, and the children loved it.  Last night, I decided we were going again to pray […]

Attention Hogs

By | Posted April 13, 2011

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My kids beg for some form of attention from me almost every second of the day.  They expect a lot from me.  Sometimes, it’s not a big deal, but others I just want to do what I want at that moment.  It’s hard not to fall into that trap of thinking you’re just a servant […]

A Day Behind

By | Posted March 30, 2011

Posted in Baby Hulk, Baby Z, basketball, Family Life, Goose, parenting, Random | 6 Comments »

Seriously, my baby has cried most of her waking hours today.  I’ve held her pretty much nonstop, which is fine until it’s time to cook.  Finally, at her last feeding, I decided to research how many ounces she should be eating.  Despite the fact that all babies are different, I thought I’d find a real […]

Happening In My Life

By | Posted March 16, 2011

Posted in Baby Hulk, Family Life, homeschooling, Lance, Liturgical Year, parenting, Squirt | 9 Comments »

Is it embarrassing to admit that I am now keeping a notepad (a Snoopy one) in my purse to write down ideas I want to blog about?  Yes, I really do take notes on things I might want to write about later.  I seriously have no shame, but hey, this is my blog and basically […]

Change of Plans

By | Posted February 2, 2011

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Today is the perfect example of how regimented and cheap I am. I have been working on flexibility for years. You would think with children flexibility is a must. You would think I would have learned this lesson at this point in my life. But here I am stewing because my plans for the day […]

Missed Call

By | Posted September 23, 2010

Posted in parenting, Random | 3 Comments »

I’m the person who has always loved talking on the phone. You hear people say how they hate the phone all the time. Not me. I loved it. I could make any boyfriend stay on the phone with me for hours despite how much guys hate to talk. Even after kids, I could still talk […]

No David

By | Posted September 10, 2010

Posted in Kobra, parenting | 3 Comments »

There is a book called No David that I inherited over the summer from the person who was cleaning out her house by bringing over bags of junk she didn’t want. The bags sat in my car until I could make it to the donation center and Goose saw the book. Turns out that he […]