7×7 Day One

7×7 Day One

So, I failed to consider when I was writing last night that 1) today is Saturday, and 2) I didn’t get to sleep until almost 1am, so getting up at six seemed both impractical and unnecessary. But since we’re building the routine of doing these things, I’m still working on them at 4pm after a … Continue reading

Seven by 7:00

“What’s hurting us is that we don’t have any routines.” I love having a friend I can talk to about my struggles at home. One who listens and asks the right questions about what’s really going on. Our daily routine consists of making the bed and brushing teeth. No wonder nothing gets done! So starting … Continue reading

One Habit at a Time

One Habit at a Time

Confession time: making the bed is no longer on my to-do list. It used to be, but it isn’t any more. Why not? For the same reason brushing my teeth and going to the bathroom aren’t on my to-do list. They are habits. Besides focusing on one thing at a time on a day-to-day basis, … Continue reading

Back to Basics: What it Means

Back to Basics: What it Means

Have you ever tried to drive with a worn-out windshield wiper, and added way too much stress to your drive because of it? Or have you ever had one break when you’re halfway home in a rain or snow storm? Sometimes parenting feels like being a windshield wiper. We have a calling and a purpose … Continue reading

Hello, New Year!

Hello, New Year!

We’re nine days into 2014, and my family and I recently got back from a nice, long stay with the grandparents. Between my parents and me, I’m not sure who was more spoiled that they got to spend so much time with my little ones, but I’m pretty sure I got the better end of … Continue reading

Lessons From A Toddler: Too Much!

Lessons From A Toddler: Too Much!

The Story After stuffing her mouth full of banana slices, Little R found herself with a dilemma. She still had more banana slices on her high chair tray, and no room in her mouth. The only logical choice, of course, was to keep stuffing until she could barely breathe, let alone actually chew the food … Continue reading

Fruit Flies: Gone But Not Forgotten

We still have a few lingering, annoying little fruit flies after all that effort. However, they have been dwindling down to almost gone for the past few days. The peach in a yogurt cup turned out to be the trick, with a little patience and consist an y. However, it occurred to me after the … Continue reading

Fruit Flies: Day Two

After a victorious day of kitchen cleaning and drastic fruit fly reduction, we went out to dinner, came home, and relaxed a little. Unfortunately, when in a war (against fruit flies), one can’t relax until the enemy is 100% defeated. Whoops. While not as bad as yesterday morning, we have more fruit flies than we … Continue reading

The War on Fruit Flies

The War on Fruit Flies

Fruit flies are one of those problems that start out so mildly annoying that it’s tempting to swat them away and forget about their existence. Until they find a place to breed in your kitchen. I woke up this morning to a swarm of fruit flies. “This is ridiculous. RIDICULOUS!” I had tried some easy-enough … Continue reading