• Not Her Favorite Parent

    This article was originally published on Perfection Pending.  For the record, I used to be her favorite parent. I remember her reaching for me whenever I was nearby. She’d spot me from a hundred yards and start kicking and reaching and,…

  • Dear Momma of a “Problem” Child

    Dear Momma, Did you get a call from the teacher today? Or worse, from the principal?  How many days has he been on “red” so far this year?  How are YOU doing? Everyone knows, don’t they? He knows, you know,…

  • 3 Lies I {Used} to Believe

    I wanted to start a blog about 6 years ago.  I did, actually.  I had little purpose except to just write some thoughts about life on the world wide web and hope someone read or was at least interested in…

  • How to Make a Happy Ending 

    So in my book, I discussed the “Not Quite SuperMom,” Rebekah. She was the kind of mother that we can’t relate to. In fact, when we hear about Rebekah, we might breathe a sigh of relief because she did some pretty…

  • Fear, Worry, and All the Synonyms 

    Soooo yeah. This is a whopper for me.  I worry. A lot.  There, I said it. It’s like my brain is pre-wired to think “WORST CASE SCENARIO” regarding every issue, whether it be kids, friends, husband, money…. The monologue in…

  • It’s a Messy Life

    Motherhood is messy. I still remember the feeling I had when my oldest had his first diaper blowout… Disgusting! I wanted an adult to come clean the mess, but alas…. I was the adult. As the kids get bigger, the…

  • How to Make {Only} 2 Trips to the Grocery Store Per Month

    Let me preface this blog post by saying that when I say {ONLY} 2 trips to the store per month, I mean 2 “MAJOR” trips.  There’s no good way (that I’ve found) to avoid running into the store for fresh…

  • When F.O.M.O. is a Good Thing

    I’m pretty sure I first read the acronym “FOMO” in Lisa-Jo Baker’s book, Never Unfriended.  If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it means “fear of missing out.” It’s a powerful motivator, if you think about it.  It’s actually the root cause…

  • Three Reasons Why I Make My Kids Say “Yes Ma’am” 

    First of all, I’m not from the South originally.  I have lived in the South for the last 9 years, and, for the most part, southern mommas make their children say, “Yes Ma’am” or “No Ma’am” from the time they…

  • Heaven’s Math

    Math was never my favorite subject in school.  Don’t get me wrong: I loved to play “Around the World” with math flashcards, and I enjoyed trying to beat my classmates at speed drills and calculations on the board.  But when…