It has been over a month since Michelle Obama stated that she felt like a single mother as she shoulders the majority of child rearing while our President maintains a very busy, 24/7 schedule. I myself would joke around with my friends during seminary that we were 'seminary widows' who carried most of the parenting… Continue reading Being a single mother.
Yesterday was Mother's Day, as you all know. I had a very good Mother's Day. My daughter made me my toast breakfast, a coffee, and set it all up with the kids' homemade cards. I love that part!!!I also finally joined the 21st century and received an iPad from my husband. I still have an… Continue reading Mommy Memories
My younger sister got some rough news yesterday... her first baby is already measuring 9lbs 6oz. That is a decent sized baby, I will grant, but the craziest part for me is my sister is just barely 5 feet tall. It's her first baby and she was so hoping to have it 'natural' and have… Continue reading Big babies!
If you guys haven't seen this idea, you must check it out!! A creative alternative to the constant clutter of small children and the back ache of the mother always bending over to clean it up. Check her out!!! Madsens Memories....: Mom's ransom rubbage...Another great suggestion I received from a fellow mother at church:~ charge… Continue reading When kids don’t clean…
Yesterday was one of those nasty days that moms hate. Messes abounded, things got broken, dog lost his mind and bowels on my carpet... just a gross day. My dysfunctional MOMent came when I was checking papers at the school desk in the basement when I heard the tell tale sound of something shattering on… Continue reading Who left that there!!!
Sorry about the lateness of this Memory Lane posting, it has been a challenging morning. The challenges of the morning make me remember the first challenges I faced concerning motherhood.My first child was a unique kind of challenge. He was not a sleeping, nor content baby. The first night home from the hospital was a… Continue reading Trials for your good.
Parenting children is a reward and blessing... and sometimes I must remind myself of this. Especially when entering a new challenging phase in child rearing.This summer we have had a nasty influx of abuses of the tongue. The tongue being used to tear down another member of the household or to utter mean/hateful words. We… Continue reading Taming tongues