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The 10 stages of my children “cleaning” their room

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I'll be honest here. One of my weaknesses as a parent is doing things for my kids that they should do themselves. Not all the time, but I can be an impatient perfectionist and just do things for them because we are a busy on-the-go family that doesn't have a lot of extra time.  Love and Logic has been our favorite parenting book and I've tried to let them make their own decisions and experience … [Read more...]

the end of July…

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The other day Kevin, the guy that works for us, walked in and asked what I was doing as I was typing furiously behind my computer. "Writing! I'm actually writing!" I said, full of glee and excitement. He looked at me blank faced, "Oh? What are you writing?" and I looked at him in confusion, "Like- I'm writing. I'm a writer." (duhhhhhh!) "Are you writing a book?" "Maybe... someday." … [Read more...]

Six Months

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I was trying to write something extremely meaningful and profound to celebrate our six month anniversary of living in Colorado but it simply wasn't happening. A dear friend told me to stop trying to be so profound and just write something- anything and WOW- she was right. The only slightly profound thing in might have said in my other blog post was that you can live a lifetime in 6 months, so … [Read more...]

Sometimes Parenting Sucks

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It stinks that he's beautiful, the boy who Summit doesn't get along with because an extremely petty part of me wants  him to be hideous.  (I started to type, "the boy that bullies Summit", but that would be an overstatement as from all accounts they antagonize each other constantly.) That fact that they equally harass each other is oddly comforting actually. Summit has been bullied over the … [Read more...]