Kids, Baseball, and Adults Behaving Badly

My kids are incredibly competitive. And yes, they are their worst enemy and have truly crappy attitudes at times. They don’t want a trophy for participating. They want to be the best and win. However, it is painfully inappropriate for an adult to yell out to my seven year old (playing catcher) who is having… Continue reading Kids, Baseball, and Adults Behaving Badly

Strawberry Jam Season

We took the boys strawberry picking for the first time and it was amazing! It's sometimes difficult to find an activity that all of them can do together just because they are so spread out in age. We ended up with about ten pounds of these beauties. Now what? Logan and Riley LOVE strawberries but… Continue reading Strawberry Jam Season

Ride to Escape the Cesspool of Teenagerdum(b)

This momming thing sucks donkey butt sometimes. My first son is now fourteen. He is also severely ADHD. Right now WE are all battling his ADHD, immaturity, hyperactivity, hormones/puberty and anything else you care to throw in that toilet of teenagerdum(b). (Yes, I've decided Webster's words aren't accurate enough to convey my thoughts so I'm… Continue reading Ride to Escape the Cesspool of Teenagerdum(b)

We Only Look Like Grandparents to Other People

I think my husband is absolutely gorgeous and he likes me too. A lot. We've known each other since ninth grade so it doesn't seem possible that we will turn 53 this year. Yes, we're getting older but to each other I think we still see our younger selves. Others are clearly blind to our… Continue reading We Only Look Like Grandparents to Other People

Time With One of My Sons

When you have multiple kids,  it's nice to get a little time with just one.  Riley had a mid-morning dentist appointment today, then rode with me on a few errands.  It was a beautiful day so we drove around town with the windows down loving the way the "wind blew (our) hair".  He wanted the… Continue reading Time With One of My Sons

Counting Toddler

My sweet 27-month old is counting now from 1-10. He was lying down for a nap and I was trying to pretend I was already asleep. I was so surprised to hear him counting!! I feel like kids today learn so much faster!!! I would say "he is so smart" but then he would run… Continue reading Counting Toddler

Baby + Menopause = I ain’t got no brain

I am not alone when saying that during pregnancy I felt like I was playing both parts of Dumb and Dumber.  The journey is real.  Cognitive problems like trouble focusing and remembering things, confusion, reading difficulties, and forgetfulness were common place for me, especially this last time around.  This phenomenon has been rightfully called "baby… Continue reading Baby + Menopause = I ain’t got no brain