A constant battle of wills

What is more challenging than one strong-willed child? Two strong-willed children. I’m stubborn, painfully so. And D is stubborn, even more so than I am, some might say (me). So, in all honesty, I suppose our children never stood a chance in that department. The other night, we had breakfast for dinner. Both children love…

Birthday Boy

Yesterday, Lee officially turned 4 years old. Which seems wild and completely unreal, but, nevertheless, it happened. I had him complete a quick survey (which he was annoyed about) because I thought it would be fun to see his answers, but also fun to be able to look back on in the years to come….

Talking to a toddler (Pt. 3)

D, Lee and I are sitting on his bed after story time. Lee: My teacher was being silly today. Me: What do you mean bud? Lee: She put me in time outtttt. Me: Uh-Oh, what did you do? Lee: Nothing really. I just threw a bulldozer at Caysen. It hit him in the head, but…

My three humans

My husband. The man I never saw coming. My Lee. My first baby. The boy I begged God for. The boy who stared straight into my eyes after I brought him into the world. The boy who fills my world with Disney songs and Transformer fight sequences. The boy whose sweet tooth is as deep…

For my sister

My baby sister got married this past Saturday. For whatever reason (ha!), my emotions were running high when it came time for me to toast the bride and groom. As my voice caught and I started stumbling over my words, I cut it short. But, Dakota, this is what I wanted to say: “The love…

Almost 18 months of Evie

When you think about raising a little girl, you think you’ll need pastel-colored everything and loads of barbie dolls. You think you’ll be seeing a sweet little thing setting up her stuffed animals for a tea party and wanting to play dress-up all of the time. I mean, at least, that’s what I thought it…

Taco… Wednesday??!

For the first time since February, we brought our children into a restaurant. While navigating the bumpy and pitted road that has been parenting during a worldwide pandemic thus far, D and I have gone out of our way not to bring our children into public places. The weekend before last was their first time…

Grace

I was late for work this morning…. It was 6:40 A.M. Both children were clean and dressed. We should have been heading out to the car to leave for school. But, we weren’t. Lee was on my right, laying on the couch with his head in my lap. My right hand in his hair, gently…

15 months and fabulous

Evie is at that fun age where it seems like we are at the doctors office every few months just to keep her properly vaccinated. It literally seems as if they are due for one or two shots every three months from the time your child is born until they hit 2. Not that I’m…

I’m a cool mom

So…. I work.  I work my happy little butt off.  And my husband still brings home more bacon than me. Rightfully so. Everything that man calculates, he does in his head, standing on the side of a busy highway, cars zooming past him, while arguing with someone else who thinks they know better than he…