I’ll never be able to live in chaos. I’m always going to care about organization: from a clean home to a flexibly scheduled day (with three kids, it would be impossible not to!). But, what I am doing is embracing the uncertainty and spontaneity that inevitably comes with living life. So this here is it. Welcome to the adventures of a meticulous planner embracing Life off the Cuff.
Lately I have been thinking a lot about the fact that my first child and my twins have an exceptionally different mother. I mean, it’s still me – I am all three children’s mother, but many components of my parenting and personality are vastly different this second go-around as compared with the first. When I… Continue reading A Different Mother
Having a sick child? Sucks. Having two sick children? Sucks x2. Having three sick children? Sucks x a million. Yes, gang, it's been a rough few weeks in our household. When one goes down, they all go down. And in my family, they go dooooooooowwwwwwn. Like, a long way. All. The. Way. We don't just… Continue reading When The Bug Strikes
When I was younger, I always wanted a twin sister. I didn't actually realize this was an impossibility until I was maybe 7 or 8. And even then, this realization didn't stop me from desiring it so, so badly. I was always a nervous, anxious kid. I didn't have anxiety in the way that it… Continue reading Fighting Parenting Anxiety and Learning to Back Off and Observe
I am a highly sensitive, fairly (too?) passive person, who shudders at conflict and people pleases for a hobby. Sounds great, right? (cue sarcastic snort.) I believe I am this way due to a lot of nature, and a bit of nurture. Other than my mother encouraging me to "always be sweet and kind" and… Continue reading Parenting a Strong and Powerful Spirit
I know I'm not the only one who struggles with defining herself as something OTHER than her many roles. Shouldn't self-definition come from within? Shouldn't we identity ourselves based on who we are INSIDE - our real, organic self, and not some self we dress up and perform for others? Why is this so hard?… Continue reading Identity