Two years ago one of my best friends died of cancer. She had no idea at first that she had cancer; she just knew she was in a lot of pain. She tried many ways to heal herself naturally; however by the time she realized she couldn’t, her cancer had spread too far. It would take her life and changed so many other lives as … Continue reading Probably Benign
Ah, every mother’s nightmare- a child is alone, in his bedroom, and is very, very quiet. Someone goes to check up on him and begins to scream. “Mama! Mama! You need to come here quick! You hang your head in despair because you know this will not be good. When you get to the bedroom you find it’s worse than you thought. There is poop … Continue reading Encounters with a Poopcasso
For my very first 7 Quick Takes Friday I thought I would focus on 7 things that I have already uttered today… 1. What is that smell? (said at 3 am when I was getting Leo out of his crib) 2. Why are you so wet? (said as Jake hugged me and he was wet from head to toe. I still don’t know why he … Continue reading 7 Quick Takes Friday: Yes, I did Just Say That
Last night I decided to read a new book to the kids before they went to bed. It was entitled How Does Sleep Come? by Jeanne C. Blackmore. I gathered the kids in the living room and they spread themselves out all around. Some were lying on the couch, others were perched right in front of me, eager to see the pictures, and still others … Continue reading How Does Sleep Come?
Oh Jake, you look like your father, you are built like your father, and you act like your father. But I know you are truly my son because you have a love of chocolate like no other child I have ever seen! Two days ago Emma brought Jake into my room and said, “Mama, you know what I caught him doing? He was out on … Continue reading The Boy Who Loved Chocolate
A sweet group of Catholic friends of mine like to share each week the things their toddlers did during Mass. I suppose it’s like a mini support group for moms of little ones who may (or may not) have lost their little bitty minds while in Mass. We all know that our kids’ behavior can be downright mortifying and can make us want to crawl … Continue reading Tales From the Pews
Some of my favorite blog posts from my personal blog are ones that recount conversations that I have had had with my children either while they are in the bathtub or while they are hanging over the edge of my bathtub while I try to bathe. We have many deep conversations, and some frivolous ones as well, about life, friends, home, food, faith, and any … Continue reading Why Tales from the Side of the Tub?