Solo Parenting When Your Spouse Travels for Work: 5 Tips to Survive

It's no secret that Jeff travels quite a bit for work. It was one of the requirements for his job position. From day one, we always knew that work travel would be part of our lives.  When asked in his interview if he would be willing to travel for work, the answer was an emphatic … Continue reading Solo Parenting When Your Spouse Travels for Work: 5 Tips to Survive

To My Baby, Who Isn’t

To my darling Baby, who isn't, Today you needed me for the first time in a long time. Yes, I know. You're only two so you still need me for lots of things. Like food and diaper changes and snacks. But today you actually needed me. You have been stretching to grow up from the moment … Continue reading To My Baby, Who Isn’t

“If At First You Don’t Succeed…”

We have entered the stage in life where Zoe gets invited to school kids' birthday parties. Last night, one of her friends was celebrating turning 5 and all of the girl classmates were invited to go rock-climbing. (A side note - now a crazy high bar has been set for what Zoe is expecting for … Continue reading “If At First You Don’t Succeed…”

How to Celebrate(and Somewhat Survive) a Strong-Willed Child

I was a perfect parent before kids. My theoretical kids were cherubs. I had all the answers. It was going to be all natural, no epidurals, organic baby food, cloth diapers, only breastmilk, never raising my voice, thru-the-night sleepers, dot, dot, dot. I was the living definition of the perfect mom. In theory. And then, … Continue reading How to Celebrate(and Somewhat Survive) a Strong-Willed Child

Because I Love You

There are some moments where I just want to freeze time so that I can remember every detail. Last night we experienced such a moment. "You're far happier giving than getting." Acts 20:35 MSG Beginning this month, Jeff and I have started giving Zoe and allowance of $1 a day for helping out with chores … Continue reading Because I Love You