Why I Hate Fortnite…

If you are a parent of a child that plays video games, you have probably become familiar with Fortnite. Heck, if you as a parent play video games you might also be playing Fortnite. I wouldn’t be surprised if my freaking dog snuck down to…

Little Notes…

My boy leaves me little notes. Sometimes I find them in the car, on my bed or in my daytimer.   The notes are not always for me, nor are they always notes of love.     I’m not a religious person, but if there…

My Happy List..

I’ve been changing. I’m not the same person I used to be a few years ago. Things have been happening.   I lost my happy.  I’m really struggling with parenting my oldest.  I constantly worry that I have failed her.  I’ve been very sad.  I’ve been worrying about…

I Lost My Happy

Have you ever had to sit back and think about what makes you happy? That was never an issue for me, I was just… happy. And then something happened. Suddenly, I wasn’t. I quit doing the things that brought me joy and in that process,…

5 Ways to Survive Parenting Over Summer Break

As a parent, I always look forward to summer break! Spending time with the kids playing with chalk on the driveway or heading for amazing days at the beach is what I look forward to every time. I just know it will so much fun!…

I Love My Kids But I Don’t Love Being A Mom

I feel like this title says it all. I love my kids but I don’t love being a Mom. There. Can I just click “publish” and that you will understand what I am trying to say? Maybe you won’t. Listen, this doesn’t mean I don’t…

I’m a Dance Mom…

Reluctantly I have become a dance mom. It’s not a role I ever wanted. I mean ever. Ever. Ever. Ever. I am much more comfortable on a soccer field, ball diamond, volleyball court or food court. The world of dance is very confusing. Everything about…

Dear Daughter Have I Failed You?

Dear Daughter, have I failed to give you the tools that you need for your life? Yes, I know that you are only 10. But, I feel like I could have done a better job. Yes, I realize that I can start today. I just feel…

Her First Maplelea Doll…

My daughter feels everything big.  Sad is really sad. Mad is really really mad. Scared is really really really scared. Happy is really really really really happy.Look at this face. Look at her happy. She just got her very first Maplelea Doll. This photo makes…