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Tag: parenting perspectives

Our NICU Story

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It's 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve. I'm blankly staring out over the city through the window of my 4-day-old's NICU room. My baby is...

Goodnight Messy Room {A Goodnight Moon Parody}

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In my living room, There was a mountain of toys. And a sense of impending doom, And piles upon piles of – Plastic dinosaurs in a massive uproar And...

In My Daughter’s Eyes

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She is trusting and brave. Strong-willed and independent. Joy-filled and free. Beautiful both inside and out. She is everything my heart has prayed for...

Dad Needs Self-Care, Too {Not Just Moms}

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I was having an evening out with a friend recently, and feeling extra thankful to have a spouse that encourages me to take breaks...

Oversee Oversights {Observations from Distance Learning}

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With the advent of distance learning, guardians have a unique opportunity of peering into the everyday goings-on of each classroom. Never before has there...

13 Life Lessons I Learned Before Turning 30

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We are quickly approaching my birthday, and not just any birthday, my thirtieth birthday. As in THIRTY. 30! Even just typing that, I am in a...

When Letting Go Is Hard to Do

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I’m not an overly sentimental person when it comes to things. My husband and I knew from the time I was pregnant with our second...

Dear Diary

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I am not really sure where I’m going with this entry. Is it the therapy I so desperately need or am I writing in...

Raising Confident Kids {My Own Struggle with Self-Confidence}

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If I had to use a word to describe myself, confident would not be one of them. I have plenty of other good qualities,...

It’s Just a Little Pee {Giving Grace During a Tough School...

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My son peed his pants. At school. On the fifth day. I was furious. This school year has been crazy, new, unprecedented, ________ - you...

Being Grateful: 5 Ways to Instill Thankfulness in Your Children

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Whether we admit it or not, our children have access to luxuries. We can equip our kids with tablets, which they can use for study...

Leave the Dirty Dishes {Normalizing Self Care for Moms}

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I dare you to leave the dirty dishes in the sink.  I double dare you to not even worry about when you are going to...

Mother. Daughter. Protector. {Keeping My Parents Safe During COVID}

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Let's face it, quarantine hasn't been all rainbows and unicorns. If you have young children, it's been challenging finding opportunities to get out of...

Don’t Ask Me If I Have Hobbies {Surviving, Not Thriving}

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"Tell us about you. What are your hobbies?" I stared at the relatively innocuous question on a recent form and started to feel angry. Hobbies. HOBBIES? I...