When good parenting goes bad… “The talk” Sex, babies, & 4 year olds

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There comes a time in every child’s life when it is necessary for them to sit down with their parent(s) & have “the talk”…  Yes about “where babies come from”.

For my older daughter the time had come. I planned it well.  I put my younger daughter down for a nap.  Sat my beautiful, older, daughter down and we discussed the ins and outs of just how, who, what, and why of all things baby.  It could not have gone better.  She asked questions, I answered honestly. We laughed. We hugged.  It was perfect.

Or so I thought…. Continue reading

Funny and True… a little slice of real life…

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Scene: At the mall, my older children seated at a table quietly reading books, me seated at the play area watching my 3 year old play with the other children… Continue reading

Happy Stressgiving!

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Awe… The picture of Thanksgiving perfection! …or is it?  Each year this ideal is what we hope to recreate for our families – the perfect menu for the perfect family… ours!

Doesn’t that table look beautiful?!  And that meal, ahhh, to die for!  I don’t know about you but I’d like to pull up a chair and dig in!  Too bad it’s not mine – ha!   Continue reading

What if, just for today, I… didn’t fear my closet?

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What do you see when you look at this door?

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Look pretty normal?

Not to me.  When I see this door, I cringe… because I know what’s behind it.

When I see this door, this is what I see… Continue reading

What if, just for today, I…

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Late this past summer, I found myself getting an attitude.  The, “I don’t want to”, attitude that plague’s me from time to time.  I have a special little “word” that sums it all up -*Ugh*.

One word, many meanings, and it’s easily measurable.  Broken down into 4 levels, it looks like this…

1.) The mildly irritated, I’ll do it tomorrow *ugh*

  • Often let out as more of a sigh (sometimes long / sometimes short, an exhale)
  • Audible distance: unless they were sitting on your lap, no one probably heard.
  • Looks-wise: you still manage to look *pretty* under pressure.

2.) The lukewarm, why is this happening to me *ugh* Continue reading