a case for the dust bunnies

I’m sitting on my floor. I was supposed to be tossing trains back into the wicker toy box we attempt to hide in the corner of the living room, but instead, I’m sitting on my floor. The kids are asleep, the husband is working late, and here I am, sitting between Sheriff Woody and Lightning McQueen. […]

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don't stress the mess

It’s back-to-school time, and Joseph was thrilled to start back up with preschool. (I, however, am choking back tears.) Summer vacation may be over, but I’m so thankful for all the happy memories we made. Joseph has a blast in the kitchen, but mama confession time: Sometimes I don’t let him bake with me because of the inevitable mess. […]

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a messy day

We can’t avoid the mess. We try to stay inside the lines, but inevitably the crayon slips and the juice spills and chaos ensues. It’s a lesson I’m learning over, and over, and over again. We can’t avoid the mess. So what do we do? How do we act when we realize just how messy […]

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