Mirror, mirror….

In our home, King and I always remind our daughters that the tongue has the power of life and death. God knows we struggle with this too, but it’s easier to point it out when we hear our kids saying negative words. Story of our parenting lives right? Practice what you preach. Preach what youContinue reading “Mirror, mirror….”

I Don’t Want You to Die, Mommy….

I don’t know if it’s because she is the youngest or because it’s just really her personality, but Gianna is majorly clingy to me. She really loves me and even though we are constantly together, she still tells me that she misses me and wants me….. to do everything with her, even though there areContinue reading “I Don’t Want You to Die, Mommy….”

To Moms!

To all the hardworking moms out there…. Exhausted? Frustrated? Feel unappreciated? Confused? Torn? Misunderstood? Overwhelmed? Stressed out? Feel like nothing is going right?   I have two words for you…..       INDOOR PLUMBING.   Yeah. Let that sink in for a while.   Even though you can’t just magically get rid of allContinue reading “To Moms!”

Mother and Daughter

I think it was last week when Danae stayed with me in the supermarket after dinner, while King brought the two younger girls home. I appreciated the company, especially because she’s not anymore the toddler that she was, who would get her own cart and stash sanitary napkins and other things in it. I alsoContinue reading “Mother and Daughter”

It’s a good thing!

I am a stay-at-home mom. Even though my older girls go to school everyday, I am with them at breakfast and after school. It’s not often that I go out, though I do drive them to their after-school and weekend activities, because the littlest one is with me. I have to plan my moves. I’mContinue reading “It’s a good thing!”

Oh Motherhood!

Oh motherhood! “Mooooooommmm?”  “Heeeeeeelllpppp!” “Can I have rice please?” When the bowl of rice is an arm’s reach away. “I can’t find it.” And IT (whatever IT is) is right there in front of her. “Mommy, look!” “Mom mom, look!” “Mommy, look at me!” All at once. “Mommy o!” “Mom, she (insert verb) me!” “Carry!” Continue reading “Oh Motherhood!”

Happy birthday Gianna (and me too?)

Facebook reminded me this week of something I said two years ago. Actually, King was the first one to remind me. He wished me a happy birthday on Gianna’s birthday, and said he remembers everything. I just smiled. I honestly did not think of it. But as I was watching a show the other day,Continue reading “Happy birthday Gianna (and me too?)”

Motherhood

Motherhood. It’s probably one (out of 3, I think) of the craziest things I got myself mixed up in. Fulfilling and life-altering, but crazy nonetheless. 🙂 From painful labor and difficult, scary, and potentially life-threatening deliveries, from bringing the breastfeeding baby wherever I had/have to go, breastfeeding while driving, playing, eating or homeschooling, drinking hotContinue reading “Motherhood”

Grateful for 2014: Gianna

It’s 2015! And before I can think about what I’m looking forward to this year, I need to share what I am grateful for the past year. God, family, friends, church, ministry are constants, but there are 3 specific things that stand out about my 2014. I want to begin with the obvious – Gianna.Continue reading “Grateful for 2014: Gianna”

Mothers’ Day 2014

Dearest Danae and Noelle, You are two of the greatest gifts God has given me. I became a mom because you came into my life. It is my honor and privilege to be with you nearly 24 hours of every single day, loving you, teaching you, disciplining you, playing with you, goofing around with you,Continue reading “Mothers’ Day 2014”