parenting

finding balance?

Being a parent is no joke.  It seems like I do not have enough time in the day, EVER, to get stuff done.  Actually, I get plenty done: driving kids around, yard work, laundry, meals, and paying bills.  I’m talking about the “me” stuff. That’s the stuff I can’t figure out how to do.  Please…

one of those days…

Today is one of those days. A really tough, not-so-fun day. Admittedly, I am reluctant to share. These blogs are always the hardest for me, because they require the most vulnerability. But maybe you are having one of those days, too. And if you are, this post if for you. Here’s the honest truth: my…

my little ballerina…

You know what’s hard about having four kids? Everything. The answer is everything is hard with four kids. But I feel like the hardest part is that I cannot do a good job with all four at once. It’s impossible. Lately, the littles have been taking up more than their share of my attention, which…

the struggle and the glory…

I had a moment this morning. One of those moments… the really picturesque ones. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, I had a cup of hot coffee in my hand and all four of my kiddos were lined up on the front step for a first day of school pic. My three-year-old started…