Lessons From the Seashore…

As a parent, sometimes it’s easy to assume that we are always the teacher and our children are always the students. We were very blessed to be able to take a quick weekend getaway to the beach during Fall break. Over the past 4 years during our annual coastal getaway, the twins have gone from hating the sand, to tolerating it, to this year, loving it. We went crabbing, hunted for seashells, swam in the pool, built sandcastles, dodged wayward jellyfish, and splashed in the ocean. But during ... VIEW POST

Are We There Yet?

If you have children, or were ever a child at some point in your life, you’ve heard it before. It could be twenty minutes in, or five hours in, but somewhere between your starting point and your destination, a slightly whiny yet somewhat hopeful voice emits from behind your right ear “Are we there yet?”. Depending on your mood and the number of times you’ve already heard it, your response could vary from “No, sweetie, not yet” to a low growl. My kids are 4. They've already been on several ... VIEW POST

*SHE* goes to church?

Note: Names may be changed to protect the innocent.So the other day, dear hubby and I happen upon an event at a neighboring church.  We walk in, fully intent on leaving our precious children in the care of the nursery.  Let me say that I've been told I do not have a good poker face, so I'm pretty sure the "I'm so clueless" face was working it at that moment in time.  Next thing we know, we're being ushered in by Madame X, who says hello and follows with "Oh, I recognize your kids ... VIEW POST

Microwave Jesus

The microwave has to be one of our greatest inventions. What greater convenience than to pop a frozen lasagna in the microwave while you quiz Emma on her spelling words, fold clothes with one hand, and feed the dog with the other? Twenty minutes later, you have a piping hot morsel, ready to dish out. Dinner: Check! Ah, convenience. With so many things on our agendas anymore, there's no time for a REAL meal, and besides, the microwave meal is just as good, isn't it? Recently, I ... VIEW POST