Happy Mother’s Day 2016!

Happy Mother’s Day, moms. I know I normally address readers as Heroes, (because if you’re a parent, you are one), but this wish is addressed specifically to moms. Don’t worry dads, I plan to address you next month. So! Happy Mother’s Day. I hope you have a wonderful one. I already got to sleep in […]

I Got the Papers Done!

I did it! I conquered the mountain of paper waiting for me by my desk! It’s awesome. Of course, now I have to pay some bills and do other work. But at least the giant pile of junk mail isn’t sitting there staring at me. Making me feel guilty. Now it’s just a small basket […]

They Put Away the Laundry!

A big battle around here (for WAAAAAAYYYY) too long has been laundry. Essentially, I refused to do it anymore for the older boys several years ago. This is because when I entered their room every morning to get them up, I was wading through piles of clean (CLEAN!!) laundry that I had carefully washed and […]

Love is Not a Feeling

So Monday nights are Scout nights. We’ve been participating in Scouts (Cubs first, then Boy) since the older guys were in second grade. That would be….11 years now. It has almost always been a struggle to get them to participate. I know that some people are asking: Well then, why would you push it? Because […]

I’ve Always Wanted to be the Fun Mom

Full disclosure, Heroes: I am a diehard workaholic. It’s not that I don’t know how to relax (who doesn’t LOVE an amazing nap with snuggly dogs??!?). I do. But I don’t always score big points in the fun department. Mainly because I really love to stay home. I was thinking yesterday that should there be […]

I Sent My Kids to School Today

Heroes, today is an auspicious day. After 17 years of having children at home with me, 12 of which I was responsible for their schooling, I sent the younger two off to 8th grade at the local middle school this morning. I’ve already been asked how I feel about this development. To be honest, I’m […]