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}

everyday life · Fostering · Inspiration · Parenting · Words to live by

A Q&A on Foster Care {pretty much more than you even wanted to know}

We’ve been on our journey as foster parents for almost two years now. Just as all foster parents, we’ve certainly had our ups and downs. We’re still super new at this. I feel like I know maybe 1% of anything. Maybe next year I will know 2%. Most of the time we have no idea what’s going on…… Continue reading A Q&A on Foster Care {pretty much more than you even wanted to know}

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

everyday life · Fostering · Parenting

Poop Is My Kryptonite

I’m sure you can guess what this post is about. Spit, vomit, pee, even slimy boogies. I can handle it. Maybe it’s the nature of my job that has desensitized me, or maybe it’s my natural ability to deal with those kinds of things that led me to become a pediatric therapist. Whatever the reason, I…… Continue reading Poop Is My Kryptonite