Like all Mamas of Littles, this Mama hears a lot of screaming during her day. Like a lot. Blood-curdling, horror-movie-caliber screams. Screaming because brother put his feet on her chair. Screaming because Sister ate the last Cheeto. Screaming because sister...
It’s all normal. Everything that runs through your head is normal. Let me start this out by saying that I have that disorder where my hand flies up every single time anyone asks for a volunteer, favor, pot of food,...
We've all been there. When life gets hard, how do we still manage to be and do it all. The fact is we don't. Some things will and must fall short. What's important to remember is that's okay. For...
Recently, one of my fellow mom friends had to bow out of a career commitment. It was a very hard decision for she had been told and sold for so many years that women can "have it all.” Marriage +...
Hello, my name is Lauren and I never had a strong desire to have kids (is that bad?). I was happy just the way I was; married to my college sweetheart and starting our official journey together as adults....
Laissez les bon temps rouler! A Cajun expression often heard in these parts, meaning "Let the good times roll!" conveys the "joie de vivre" ("joy of living") of the good people of Lafayette. Now that's about all of the French...
The Realization When my daughter was 3 years old, she dropped the bomb on us that she doesn’t like chocolate. As any responsible parent would do, we totally assumed she was being stubborn or disagreeable. Surely there isn’t an actual...

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Kindergarten Tired My six year old just started kindergarten. It’s pretty safe to say it’s kicking our butts. She’s a great kid, she’s getting along with classmates, she’s above level in everything, and she comes home with green faces. Here’s the...
When inquiring how someone is doing, being "busy" is becoming a popular and accepted response. What does being busy really describe? And, is being busy a good thing? There is an undertone that being busy is some how connected...
Her Prince Broke Her Heart Three years ago on the drive back from a vacation, I was on my phone planning another vacation. My husband’s words pierced my heart. “We are just getting home and you are planning another big...

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My son is an avid outdoorsman: he refuses to come inside. He never relents from the heat and humidity, the bugs don’t bother him,...

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