Archive for January 2013

My friends know too much.

It’s Thursday, Mamas and Papas.  You know what that means: another post about the things for which I am thankful.  Today, I’d like to tell you about my friends.  I have a lot to be thankful for, but they are right at the top of a really long list.  I have Florida friends, and I…

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Things I’ve Learned As a Mother – Updated

Oatmeal and peanut butter are hard to clean up. They both stick to everything they touch. “No” doesn’t always mean “no” to the child who hears it. Selective hearing is a real thing. Kids say exactly what they are thinking, especially when you don’t want them to. Potty training happens when your child is ready;…

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Wishing for Talking

There are days when I wish more than anything that my son could talk.  He is 10 years old and is non-verbal.  I know I’m not alone in wishing this.  A lot of Mamas and Papas out there have never heard their child utter a single syllable.  Some of us have heard our children speak…

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Muffin Top and Me

Usually, on Tell Us Tuesday, we ask you a question regarding your life, your kids’ lives, or your thoughts on something in particular.  Today, I’m going to Tell YOU.  I’m going to tell you about my struggle with my weight, something that is very personal and has taken me a long time to come to…

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Goals Keep Me Sane

For those of you who don’t know me well, I’ll tell you I am a planner.  I’m the sort of person who thinks things through, sees all sides of a situation and then acts on it.  (I’m also a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kinda gal.  I’m weird.  I should’ve been a Gemini instead of Taurus, that’s for sure.…

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The Happiest Place on Earth

Joel and I took the kids to Disney over the Christmas break.  This doesn’t sound like a major undertaking, but it wasn’t easy, either.  With Jamie’s disabilities, we had to make sure he would be comfortable, warm (even though it’s Florida, it DOES get cold), and wearing dry pants (we’re still in the midst of…

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Wishing for Peace

Some days, I wish for lots of things.  Today, I’m finding that I only have one wish.  My wish for Wishful Wednesday is to have a peaceful life.  I went to church on Sunday, after having been away from the fellowship for a couple of years.  Truthfully, I haven’t been an active church member since…

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Thankful for Positive.

Over the last couple of days, I’ve been thinking about resolutions, learning from my mistakes, and trying to learn to love myself.  It’s a hard thing to do; love oneself.  Most days, I’m fueled by coffee, toast, and adrenaline.  Today, is no different, but also there is a sort of acceptance of myself thrown in.…

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