We had (another!) birthday yesterday. As my husband and I were talking about it, and how we can’t believe how fast everyone’s growing, it dawned on me…I’m out of the baby stage. All of my kids are…kids. Some are almost out of that stage, too. Siiiiiigh. While I might not be in the baby phase, being […]
This blog post is sponsored by Walgreens but all opinions are my own. So everyone just went back to school. And of course I made them all pose for pictures. Cheeeeeeese! So every year at about this time, we get our school supplies. We replace worn-out shoes and outgrown clothes. We get new backpacks and […]
The Mom Quilt is an ebook compiled by Becky Mansfield, Paula Rollo and Jodi Durr to benefit the Mercy House in Kenya, founded by Kristen Welch. OK, I’m super-proud of this little e-book. It’s a compilation of stories from moms (including me!). Poignant stories. Funny stories. Stories you can relate to and stories of moms […]
I’ve got a special talent for feeling guilt. I feel guilty about all kinds of things. If I’ve known you for more than five minutes, I’ve likely apologized for something…and there’s a good chance whatever it was wasn’t even really my fault. I’m just really good at feeling guilty. I’m mellowing, though. Maybe it’s […]
For most of the year, we have a schedule. We go to school at the same time, do our after-school activities at their appropriate times, do our homework at the same time each day. We eat dinner and go to bed (mostly) at the same time. But during summer — we try to strike a […]
Today is our first day of Spring Break. I’ve been reading articles and seeing things on Pinterest — ideas for crafts and outings. Advice for taking road trips. I had all kinds of things in mind. And today? We didn’t do much of anything.
I had so much to do Tuesday. I used to hear people declare they had so much to do, and I’d compare their so-much-to-do lists with my so-much-to-so list and try to decide which one of us was really truly busier (that’s a thing, right? Being competitive over how busy you are? I’m not the […]
This is the time. This very week we are midway through winter. And I’ve got the winter blues. I always start the season well — excited about hot cocoa and flannel jammies and sitting under thick blankets while the snow falls. But by the time we get to February, I can get a little surly. […]
I don’t have any New Year’s resolutions. Wait! No! I have one. I’m going to learn to make risotto this year. That’s it. One.
I love this verse. And it seemed fitting in a month talking about connecting…and love…and stuff. The printable is here, if you want one. This post is part of a series on connecting simply with your kids. You can read more of the series here. Thank you for visiting Peace but Not Quiet! […]