December 11, 2018

Writing To A Ghost Town? Whats The Point?

What’s the point, Jane?  Why did you start writing?  You know, I’ve asked myself this question hundreds of times in the past several months.  I’ve always been decent at writing.  I could always tell a good story.  I just never tried to write anything that wasn’t required by a class or that was going to be read by anyone other than myself.  I do not have a definitive answer to the question, just a few maybes. Maybe, it’s because I suck at taking pictures, […]
December 10, 2018
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I Blame It On The Sweet Tarts!

After my recent car accident, I have some little nuggets of wisdom I would like to impart to you, my dear friends along with some general musings and probably a rant or two.  The kiddos and I were in a car accident a few months ago, thanks to some sweet tarts.  We are all fine.  The kids have been talking about it non-stop and it seems every five minutes, they feel the need to remind me that I endangered their lives, “Mommy […]
December 10, 2018
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Strong Enough To Listen

Have you ever wanted something really really badly?  I mean really?  And I’m not speaking materially here.  I am speaking spiritually and whole life-ish?  I’ll tell you what I want and what I have been begging God for weeks to know. I want to know what my mission in this life is. I can’t help but feel as though I am destined for great things.  I hope that doesn’t sound grandiose or egotistical or any other non-flattering adjectives — great, non-traditional things.  I […]
December 10, 2018
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11 Somewhat Surprising Items Toddlers Break, Destroy, and Misplace

While my children have certainly slowed down their path of destruction as they have gotten older, there is still no shortage of things they have managed to destroy in their short little lives.  I’ve read numerous parenting magazines, and countless blogs, which are actually far more informative than those magazines but none prepared me for the random shit that toddlers can find and destroy.  At least my toddlers. 1.  Dual DVD players for cars.  You know, the ones that attach to the headrest? […]
December 9, 2018
Helping My Toddler Adjust To Older Sibling Starting School

Helping My Toddler Adjust To Older Sibling Starting School!

School: for some, a nightmare to even think about. For others, like yours truly, a prime opportunity to shove my extroversion down the throats of anyone within arm’s reach. That being said, from the time I found out what school even was, I couldn’t wait to go. The activities! The people! The socializing! It all sounded so fantastic to my three-year-old self. Unfortunately, though, my brother, only 18 months my senior, left me and went off to pre-school without me. I was […]
December 6, 2018
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Losing my Dignity

Motherhood, what have you done to me?  I wrote this post a little while ago about the things I just never thought I would do as a parent.  There is one more little nugget of information that I thought about just the other day as I was peeing in the bathroom at the Chick-Fil-A with the door open watching my children systematically drench themselves under the guise of “washing their hands.”  I think my turkeys will probably suck the world’s water supply dry before their 5th […]
December 6, 2018
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How Do Toddlers Show Affection, Unprompted

Unprompted.  I’m not even sure if unprompted is a real word, but it is for purposes of this here blog post. I love my turkeys with all of my being.  They are growing so fast and saying new things every day that just shakes me to the core.  Sometimes, I will be struck with the utter simplicity of their love for me, their dad and my parents, who are also a part of their caregiving team.  We are very lovey-dovey people.  I […]
December 6, 2018
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How Not To Ruin Your Kids Birthday Party

A toddler birthday party can be a terrifying experience, especially if you are the parent crazy enough to host 20 little rugrats plus a parent or two, at your home.  If you choose to go this route, please, for the love of all that is holy, pay attention to the details.  Details like the ones listed below are the reason I throw my kids’ birthday extravaganzas at Peter Piper Pizza.  Beer + pay $100 + just show up with a cake = […]
December 6, 2018
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11 Things I Never Thought I Would Do As A Parent

I’ve been on a list kick the past several days. What can I say, lists rock? So here you go The ten things I never thought I would do as a parent. 1. Help my son pee, standing up. At the park. On a tree. But when a 3-year-old has to go, he has to go. Note to self: only select parks with restrooms. Lesson learned. Oh, and make sure you get your hair out of the way as fast as possible […]