“Mama, I wish I was in eighth grade,” my sweet first-grader said to me as she sat at the kitchen counter one day after school at the beginning of the year. “Why’s that?” “Because then I would almost be done with reading,” she stated matter-of-factly. “Mama, I don’t like reading. It’s so hard.” My mama’s … Continue reading Your Child Can Do Big Things Even if School is Tough
Holidays can be super stressful, can’t they? When do you get together with family? Do you alternate holidays with your side and your husband’s side? Do you try to cram both sides in the same day, the same weekend, the same week? It’s exhausting! A few years ago, my husband and I started our favorite … Continue reading Our Favorite Christmas Tradition
Mama, I know this school year has been hard. It was filled with ups and downs, and nothing consistent other than inconsistency. There were good days and bad days. There were quarantines and unexpected doctor visits. There were canceled plans and changes to schedules. Nothing stayed the same. I know you felt like you were … Continue reading Mama, You Made It To Summer—Now Enjoy It!
Sweet child, Don’t lose your spark, your wonder, your passion. The world will try to confine you and hold you back, but you were made to be free. You were made to inspire the hearts of others, just as you’ve inspired mine. You walk to the beat of your own drum, and I admire you for it. … Continue reading Dear Wild Child, the World Needs Your Fire
My sweet child, Kids can be mean. I hate that you know that reality. I hate that I can’t protect you from it or take away the pain that comes from it. But I hope you know you are loved beyond measure. You are an amazing person with so much to offer the world, and … Continue reading The Mean Kids Are Hurting
I send her to bed with a not-so-gentle reminder to stay in her room. I’m fed up. She has come out three times already, and I’ve had it. Just go to bed. It has been a long day, and I want to unwind. I want to be kid free. I don’t want to have to take care … Continue reading When Our Words Don’t Show Love