Parenting, Staying Sane

How to Stay Sane and Not Be Miserable as a Parent to Young Kids

For a long time, I devoted every minute of my day to my kids. In some ways, it was really great. We read books, we colored, we did fine motor activities, we went to parks, we sang kid songs in the car (exclusively! I don't think I listened to the radio for almost a year!),… Continue reading How to Stay Sane and Not Be Miserable as a Parent to Young Kids

Adulting, Parenting

How I Accidentally Prioritize Silly Things (and How I’m Going to Change That)

What are your priorities? Top of your head. Whatever comes to you. You'll probably think your kids. Your husband. Keeping the house clean. Normal life stuff. That's what I think of. It sort of feels like we have this obvious set of answers we fall back on. The things that should be our priorities, so… Continue reading How I Accidentally Prioritize Silly Things (and How I’m Going to Change That)

Parenting

Patience & the Awful, Horrible Mommy Tantrums of Doom

When I was a teenager, I hated babysitting. Seriously. So many girls at church would jump at the chance to babysit, and me? Nope. Nuh-uh, no thank you. ...oh gosh, please don't make me. I blamed it on being the youngest in my family. I blamed it on not understanding kids. I blamed it on… Continue reading Patience & the Awful, Horrible Mommy Tantrums of Doom