blogging, Blogs, daughters, family, kids, motherhood, Parenting, SAHM, Stay-at-home-mom, Uncategorized

The Playdate Dilemma

From my limited experience with playdates & birthday parties, I have realised that there are basically two approaches to this potential mine field. You are the type of parent who will 'drop &run' (D&R). i.e. You drop you child off at the playdate and leave. You stay for the duration of the playdate. Now you… Continue reading The Playdate Dilemma

daughters, kids, motherhood, Parenting, SAHM, sisters, Stay-at-home-mom

When Your Kids Hurt Your Feelings

For the past 10 days I have been working on costumes for the girls. Their (Catholic) school celebrates Shrove Tuesday every year by having a fancy-dress day. Each year or class gets their own theme, and then the older years run a contest to determine a winner. For the younger kids (pre-school), it's not supposed… Continue reading When Your Kids Hurt Your Feelings

kids, marriage, motherhood, Parenting

“Man Up, Princess”

I recently overheard some dad's talking, and one of them told the others how he told his daughter to "Man up, Princess". I am still not sure how I feel about this phrase taken as it is, but I haven't been able to get it out of my head. To put it into context his… Continue reading “Man Up, Princess”

family, kids, motherhood, Parenting

It’s Funny Now

So this happened today: Youngest throws a tantrum at the gym during her swimming lesson so we leave early.  She refuses to change so we just run to the car with her in her costume & towel, her still screaming for me to give her back her new shoes IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. … Continue reading It’s Funny Now

family, kids, marriage, motherhood, Parenting, Stay-at-home-mom, Uncategorized

Now Listen Sisters 

I have a theory. Controversial maybe, since I'm not a scientist or a priest. I'm just a woman, standing in front of her family tree, contemplating the future.  The men who marry into my family are breeding out their family names. Let me try to explain how I arrive at this theory. Please try keep… Continue reading Now Listen Sisters 

family, kids, motherhood, Parenting, sarcasm

The Lighter Side of Three

Yes, believe it or not, there is one. I got some lovely comments on my recent post: My Surprise Threenager. I have to say, most were other parents commiserating with me, sharing their experiences, and best wishes for the future. That's parenting sharing.  Then I got a comment from the lovely Nicole over at Tales from Mamaville.… Continue reading The Lighter Side of Three

kids, motherhood, Parenting, SAHM, Writing

Blogger Recognition Award

I am humbled to find out that I have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award. Thank you very much to Kudos and Kiddos for taking the time to read my ramblings and deem my blog worthy of this award. To pay it forward, Here are the rules: Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide… Continue reading Blogger Recognition Award

family, healthy eating, kids, motherhood, Parenting, SAHM, sarcasm, Stay-at-home-mom, Uncategorized

Pick Your Battles

With my husband on his new healthy lifestyle plan, the girls and I have adopted many of his new eating habits. For example: we tried Quinoa for the first time, and I ended up making a really yummy chicken, quinoa, mushroom & peppers dish which we all loved. we have switched from white bread to… Continue reading Pick Your Battles

family, kids, motherhood, Parenting, Stay-at-home-mom, Uncategorized, Writing

I’m sorry mom!

My mom had two girls, myself and my younger sister. I now have two girls, and as a mother there are certain things you have to put up with and it's not until you are a mother yourself that you understand just how much your mother did for you, things that she could only possibly… Continue reading I’m sorry mom!

kids, marriage, motherhood, Parenting, Stay-at-home-mom

I’m A Confrontation Avoider

I am not good at confrontation. In fact, my own mother calls me a doormat (with all the love in the world). I can't tell you how many times I can remember her saying to me, "God gave you a backbone, use it!" After 35 years of trying, I've got a bit better, but I… Continue reading I’m A Confrontation Avoider