Being a mom · entertaining the kiddos · everyday life · Parenting

How To Be a Good Parent {one easy step}

I was reminded today of the secret to being a good parent. It’s necessary to remind ourselves of this sometimes, lest we become bogged down by all the negative self-talk we indulge in daily. As a parent, we’re constantly filtering through all these outside {and often conflicting} opinions about how we parent. What food we need to…… Continue reading How To Be a Good Parent {one easy step}

Baby Baker · Being a mom · everyday life · Family

My favorites {video edition}

It’s been a rainy weekend because of Hurricane Matthew and we’ve been trapped inside because of flooding. The kids are going a little bit stir-crazy and I’ve been putting off doing anything productive in favor of doing anything fun and relaxing. So far I’ve read a thousand blog posts, pinned 50 recipes I’ll never make, changed a…… Continue reading My favorites {video edition}

Baby development · Being a mom · Charlotte · Family · Parenting

“She just woke up from her nap” and other excuses I make for my daughter’s social anxiety

Y’all, I’ve been dealing with some anxiety. It entered my life about 2.5 years ago. It walks around in the form of a pint sized human. Its name is Charlotte. If you know Charlie, then you know she can run pretty hot & cold. She doesn’t hide her emotions, and there are oh so many…… Continue reading “She just woke up from her nap” and other excuses I make for my daughter’s social anxiety

Being a mom · everyday life · Fostering · Life Changes · Month 5: Media · Parenting

Month 5 is over and meet Jack Jack

I’ve returned to the world of Facebook and other media sites after a month of hibernating. My return is cautious, of course, since I’ve made great progress over the past month in reducing my addictions and don’t want to backslide into my previous time-wasting habits. I’ve got a blog post in the works detailing my month-long…… Continue reading Month 5 is over and meet Jack Jack