Discipline is not my forte, but I know it is a responsibility given to me by God. Of course, I wish my kids would behave perfectly! But we live in a messed up world with messed up people—and I’m messy, too.
We got a puppy for Christmas…thinking it would be a good idea. I think the jury is still out. Especially since I am the one who wakes up to take her outside when the whimpering becomes overwhelming. Plus, there are these sharp spikes protruding from her mouth. They sink into the back of your leg when least expected. We have a toddler too. He … Read More What can you learn from a puppy and a toddler?
School is starting and I find myself wrestling with a mixed bag of emotions. There is a part of me that is doing internal flip-flops for joy. With four kids ranging in age from three to eighteen, I have been yearning for a moment of sanity. A moment to catch my breath. sigh. A moment without all the chaos and mess that comes with our summer … Read More How to Handle the Mixed Emotions of Going Back to School
As soon as I hit the driveway, I ran for our bedroom, shut the door and tried to reach my husband to get the skinny. However, as an E.R. physician, he is not always reachable. He did not answer and therefore, the next several hours were exhausting. I had a come to Jesus meeting.
ME. JESUS. FACE GLUED TO CARPET KINDA MEETING.
One of my favorite songs from the Disney hit Lion King is “Hukuna Matata.” The lyrics go like this… Hukuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase Hukuna Matata! Ain’t no passing craze It means no worries for the rest of your days It’s our problem-free philosophy Is this really possible? Can we really live like this? Well, maybe for a moment…or for a day…but for the rest … Read More This is for you
Today someone asked me if our adopted son knew who Coby and I are. Like, does he know we are his parents? It’s always a question I struggle to answer. Yes, he does know who we are and we go by “mommi” and “poppi” when we are at his orphanage. But, in all honesty, I don’t know if he really understands yet who we really … Read More Love this thought
Kids are awesome! You never know what is going to come out of their mouths. They constantly keep you on your toes. They exhaust you, try you, sleep-deprive you and add hot sauce to your life. That’s why so many of us decide we can’t live without them…and also have moments where we don’t know if we can continue to live with them. They are experts at … Read More Kids…need I say more?