this is a page for

Category: Motherhood

Summer Conference

Summer vacation is upon us. The last day of school was one week ago on Friday.  Lockers were cleaned out and by 1:00 we were celebrating with ice cream.  Finally!  Summer is here.   Saturday morning, hanging out in pjs, enjoying breakfast. Ahhh…good ole summertime. At approximately 2:00 I heard it.  I knew the words would come.  I just didn’t realize it would be so soon. “There&#8217…

My Tips for Picky Eaters

With 4 children we have had our challenges with picky eating.  First I had the “no sauce, no touching” child.  He avoided condiments, gravy, or any suspicious relish type concoction.  Then there was the  “no spicy, no bubbles” child.  She didn’t like anything that had even the slightest hint of spice, and until she was in 3rd grade, avoided carbonated drinks because the bubbles were “spicy” in…

Happy Mother’s Day

I love a good quote or phrase.  For years I have collected my favorites and written them in a little notebook.  In my early days of motherhood I ran across this quote and I often go back to it.  In every phase of motherhood there are words we regret saying or not saying, time misspent, opportunities wasted.  It’s easy to feel bad about our mistakes as you see time passing and little ones…