Big Bye Garbage Bag

Sooo…I’ve noticed that my 20 month old son doesn’t say hi or goodbye to me. Tonight, he carried the garbage bag from our bathroom to the hall and said bye to it.  When I drop him off in the morning at daycare, he ignores my efforts to say bye to him. He just continues on … Continue reading Big Bye Garbage Bag

Children Will Listen

Interim report cards for school came out this past week. On our kindergarten-age son’s report card said that he needs improvement on listening in class. Not a big surprise.  It’s been a constant push and pull to get him to listen to instructions and clearly has translated into the classroom setting.  Interestingly, our son can … Continue reading Children Will Listen


Lessons learned after 9 years of marriage: Buying your first mattress together is more important that you think.  A mattress has a lifespan of 7-10 years. Spare yourself and go for the king. If you’ve never lived together before marriage, be honest and tell your spouse from the get go if you like to cuddle. … Continue reading Nine


Family life is a series of mundane events with hints of sparkle at the most unexpected moments. To get this family photo, I lost count how many times we told our two older kids to listen and to stop bugging each other.  This was a sparkling moment after a series of frustrating events. The challenge is to keep yourself … Continue reading Grounding


My youngest sister is a really great aunt and really great with kids in general.  Last week, she bravely watched over 5 munchkins so we could go out with our friends kid-free. She’s also documented some of her standout moments with my two boys, particularly my eldest on her Facebook page. They definitely have a strong connection … Continue reading Newphew-isms