On being the Mom

Dance With Them

Dance With Them

This summer, part of my mindset about motherhood has fundamentally changed.  I couldn’t tell you really why, or how it happened.  It just did.  It was kind of like something in me just snapped and I realized that these children that have been placed in my care will not be here with me long and…

A safe haven

I have seen “Monster’s, Inc” 1,492 times. Give or take a few hundred. Seems this movie is always the favorite when my kids are around age 2. Bria called it “corporated” and watched it multiple times a day when I was dying on the couch pregnant with Chloe. Chloe called it “monsters” and saw it…

Earning points

Earning points

Every summer I have great intentions of doing chore incentive programs that are more intensive than the ones we do during the school year. I have visions of happy children happily practicing their instruments before watching TV, joyfully doing their chores before going out to play, and most of all, never fighting or arguing or…