10 Reasons Why Sleep Is Overrated

Who needs sleep? My kids sure think I don’t. Sometimes I wonder if all three of them get together and come up with a game plan of how to keep Mommy and Daddy from ever going to sleep. It’s as if they cast lots to decide who will cry out first, who will wet the bed, and who will wake …

No More New Year’s Resolutions

It’s the start of a new year, and you know what that means; it’s time to start a new diet. Or at least everyone else sure seems to think so. I did try a diet once when I was in college. One of the rules I had in this particular diet was I could only eat one dessert a week. …

Christmas, Tractors, and the True Reason For the Season

“What is Christmas all about?” I asked my oldest son, wondering all the while what answer he would spout back. You might think since he is a four-year-old, he would say something like presents or Christmas lights or maybe even Jesus—every Christian parent hopes, anyway. But what does my little one think Christmas is all about? He confidently responded with …

More Than a Reflection

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you see bags under tired eyes from rowdy children keeping you up most of the night, hair in desperate need of a cut or really just a brush, and two-day-old mascara smeared across half of your face? Or is that just me? Sigh Now, that the holidays are upon …

Living In a Mixed-Up World

It was that time of year again—the time I like to call Thankschristmas. It is the time of the holiday season when Christmas lovers alike don their tacky red and green elf on the shelf sweatshirts and turn on their obnoxiously loud Christmas tunes right smack dab in the middle of November. Gasps all around in hushed tones. Yes, Thanksgiving …

Perfectly Imperfect

Okay, seriously… What is so wrong with wanting a tiny bit of perfection in my life? Is it too much to ask for my toddler not to create snow angels in his freshly made poop on the kitchen floor; or for my preschooler not to loudly scream and cry in the middle of the grocery store with quite the award-winning …