You initially start potty training two to three months earlier than reasonable due to peer pressure from other friends with toddlers. You quickly realize the toddler who keeps urinating consistently on your tatami floors, needs more than 20 minute bathroom break reminders; she simply needs a diaper! You wisely put her back in diapers, and tell yourself you’ll conquer potty training at the start of the new year. … More A Toddler’s Potty Training Antics
It is always heartbreaking to see your spouse’s ship pull away from the pier with the help of tug boats; it is especially heartbreaking to see that same ship continue to sail past you and then out of sight, while you are firmly planted on the shore. I’ve been trying to write this post, I … More Deployments: Gracefully Spending Those Days
It’s amazing how some Mondays are so easy to bounce back from the weekend, and other Mondays are harder. Today was smooth, in most ways cathartic to an emotional and exhausting weekend with the move-in process continually lingering and trying to balance spending time with three young kids. I’d much rather spend time with my … More Motherhood on Mondays: Balance on Mondays
School mornings are quite hectic in our household. We try our best to get to school on time with some grace. Some mornings we have more grace than other mornings. This week has been especially busy; our household goods arrived, we had dentist appointments, my husband’s birthday, a vet appointment and my husband was gone … More Brunch for two, please!
On Our Bookshelf: January Favorites Even in the midst of the chaos of an overseas move, we’ve found a lot of time to read together. Perhaps reading books together has been even more comforting in the midst of all this change and the things we can’t control? Although our interpretation and perception of the book … More On Our Bookshelf: January Favorites
My oldest, who is eight-years-old, started repetitively asking me, “Please tell me a story about your life, or your family’s life?” He started inquiring during winter break while on a road trip, at my parents home, during dinner and at bedtime. My son continued to ask his grandparents, father and other family members. I came … More Motherhood on Monday: The Power of Sharing Family History
This morning, I enjoyed a fun trip with my kids and husband to the Everett Children’s Museum. I think I anticipate and have just as much fun taking the kids to these places as much as they do. Above is a picture of Miss C and I playing in one of her favorite areas; the … More New Years Resolutions
My youngest son wasn’t impressed with the morning camp both sons went to yesterday. He thinks, “It is [the camp is] loud, boring and a bit annoying.” G even told our sweet neighbor friend that, “I’m not looking forward to going tomorrow.” As of this morning he still had not changed his mind. There are … More My shopping helper
Last year I started a blog, but wasn’t good about keeping up on it. Here is a reasonable entry worth sharing even more now rereading it. “Over the last few weeks, nonsense is a common assailant. Roll your eyes, and let out a breath of relief, because you may feel relieved to know you are … More Adults need patience, too!