For most people, it seems like it's the second child who is THAT kid. The wild one, the one for whom you have to create the rules, the one who is causing you to run wildly all over the place while your friends sit and sip coffee and their obedient children give you the … [Read more...] about When Your Kid Is THAT Kid
This past Friday I went with some of the other moms from my MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group to a painting class. You've probably seen pictures on Facebook of these classes; everyone paints a version of the same picture. The teacher has a starting image, then paints alongside … [Read more...] about An Artist, A Friend
source: sea turtle via Flickr I really like to pretend that waking up before my kids doesn't make that much of a difference. I have three kids 5 and under, I say! I am tired! I need every bit of sleep I can catch! And I do think it's true that when the baby isn't sleeping … [Read more...] about Hello, Mornings?
When Libbie was about a year old, I was living with her by myself in our condo in Nashville. My husband was in Chattanooga during the workweek, and I was waiting on our condo to sell. (Ha. That's been a year and a half. Still own it.) Libbie was playing around our kitchen … [Read more...] about Sick Kids and Self Doubt by Jessie Weaver
Did you know that many parents of kids with special needs feel lonely? Because of their children’s needs, some special needs parents feel isolated. That birthday party everyone is invited to? Maybe the child has significant sensory processing issues and cannot handle the noise … [Read more...] about Special Needs Parents Need Friends by Ellen Stumbo