Category: play

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Who are you?

Some days I need to remember to… Smile more, yell less. Play more, clean less. Laugh more, worry less. Compliment more, criticize less. Love always. “Your children will become who you are; so be...

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Yesterday was one of those days

During my five and a half years as a mom, I’ve had my share of days where I’ve felt like a failure. Yesterday was one of those days. Maddox had a rash on his...

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I guess that’s why it’s called a fair.

“I thought you said we were going to have fun here?” Maya sulked. I looked down at her and replied, “Maya, that’s not nice.” We’d never been to the Cheney Fair before. I’m not even...

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Grocery Store Parenting

As I was placing my items on the conveyor belt, I heard, “Get over here!” I mean, I really try not to judge parents at stores, because I’ve been there. Trust me. I would...

Put your bubble suits on first 1

Put your bubble suits on first

After dinner is always when my kids have the most energy. We’d already built a dozen towers out of  blocks, the puzzles weren’t puzzling, and I’d had about enough of the beatdowns, someone was...

Everyone loves a smiler 1

Everyone loves a smiler

“Is this Maya’s second year in tball?” “Um, no, this is her first year.” “Wow! She is really good! And I love how she smiles at everything! I love watching her play.” When Maya...

Making poopy memories 0

Making poopy memories

So, we got home after 9 pm last night. That’s late for our family, but I’m trying to forget about time and make memories here. Anyway, back to the memory-making… We were at my...

Father’s Day Gift 0

Father’s Day Gift

I’m pretty sure after five years, Preston knows he’s getting this gift for Father’s Day. But, it never gets old and I love comparing the kids year after year. I found my letters at...

Teacher Appreciation Gift 8

Teacher Appreciation Gift

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, this week. So I got on Pinterest and did a little searching. I can’t remember exactly where I found this, because I saw tons of different variations. I customized my...