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Tag: family

Growing Up: We Knew This Day Was Coming And Just Like...

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We knew this day was coming. Our daughter had been growing up. It had been a senior year of last games and concerts, last...

It’s Not Crabbiness, It’s ‘Rona Rage

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I spend my days in a fog of crabbiness. There needs to be a name for what I’m experiencing. Naming it will be therapeutic,...

Video chatting :: How we Stay Connected

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  Video chatting is single-handedly making it possible for my son to have amazing relationships with my family. My husband and I moved to Wisconsin...

A Gentle Reminder to Throw Out the Lists and to Snuggle...

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A mama friend said to me recently that sometimes snuggles are the most important thing you can do all day. Not only is this...

Witching Hour Survival Strategies

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4:30 PM. The kids are home from school and/or up from their naps. Dinner isn't quite on the table. The husband isn't quite home. The house...

What about the stuff? Lessons in becoming a family

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Last fall I remarried and gained two “bonus” kiddos. In retrospect, while going from a family of three to a family of six and...

Making the Most Out of the Holidays in Downtown Milwaukee

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This post is brought to you by our friends at Milwaukee Downtown. Milwaukee Downtown leads and inspires believers in Milwaukee to engage in efforts that...

Multi-Generational Living: Embracing the Togetherness and Chaos

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Whenever I explain to someone that our family has multi-generational living situation, I always get one of two responses. "I could never do that!" or...

The Art of the Pivot in Toddler Parenting

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As our girls move out of the baby phase and into full-blown toddlers, kids even, we are embracing the changes and trying new things....

A Lesson from an Eight-Year Old on Defining Family

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Sometimes our littles provide us with the biggest lessons. My heart sank when I opened my third-grade daughter’s school folder to find an assignment on...