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Conversations with my Kid – The Tr

I was going to post an entirely different conversation but then this morning, I had an interesting one with my 7-1/2-year old which left me feeling a bit stumped. So I have switched gears to share this one since I appreciate gaining insight from other mamas. As I was buzzing around getting our morning going, I overheard my 2nd grader teaching my 5-1/2- year-old kindergartener one of those patty-cake, jumping-around, rhyming, singy-songs that little girls do on the playground. In this particular one, one of the lines was “Here comes a lady with an African...
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How to Stop Your Kid from Sucking a Paci

Written by Lee So yes. I was scared as hell to become a mother.  But despite my deep-seeded fear that God did not cut me out of mother-making material, I couldn’t quite embrace the loads of parenting books that new mamas sometimes like to sink their insecure teeth into.  All the words I read as I tried to at least make it through the good ol’ standards “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and “What to Expect the First Year” were just that….words.  Words that were just not doing the trick for me.  Words that were not...
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Some life before blogging….

Written by Lee Something is in the air in my world.  Some shift is happening.  Maybe the marine layer sticking around too late in a So Cal summer has something to do with it, maybe it’s the way my emotional cells are being rearranged watching my summer babies grow and change before my eyes, and maybe it’s just the result of a feeling soul living another day in this world and it’s just what is always happening but now I’ve taken a moment to sit back for a second and actually pay attention.  Yeah, pay attention. To the slow turn of the earth...
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Who says my kids are good for nothing? N

Written by Lee I’ve been feeling a bit negative in my brain about the whole kids/parenting thing. Like “why are my kids so crazy, I must be a lousy mom” type of brain stuff.   And I’m tired of it.   So tonight I am diving deep into the crevices of the thing inside my skull to dig up some positive stuff about me and the kids.  Like surely they have given me so much, right?  Like I am so blessed to be given this perspective on life through the eyes of my innocent children, right? Like if I really take pause and ponder the wonderment of my...