Being a mom · entertaining the kiddos · Parenting

“Yes” when I can, “No” when it counts.

Three years ago I posted this pic of 2½  year old Charlie Grace on Instagram with the caption: Working on Saying YES to her this summer. Yes to shoes on the wrong feet. Yes to running through a random sprinkler on our walk. Yes to two Hello Kitty bandaids instead of one. #YESwhenIcan #NOwhenItcounts It was… Continue reading “Yes” when I can, “No” when it counts.

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}

Do It Yourself · entertaining the kiddos · everyday life · Parenting

Boo to winter!

There are many reasons why winter is the yuckiest of all the seasons. I won't dive into all of them right now {we all know the depths of its yuckiness anyway}; Instead, i'll just continue to intimidate the weather with this chant and hopefully coax out more sunny, warm weather - "Heck no, stop that… Continue reading Boo to winter!