Mom you’ve been replaced: Teen Chronicles

Those are the words I heard and I will admit my heart kinda exploded as the phrase rolled off my fifteen year olds tongue. I was being replaced, or had been already.  So … [Read more...]

Things I know for sure about my 4 year old son

1. There is no such thing as being too dirty. It doesn't matter if he has been playing in the sandbox all day long and every finger and toenail has dirt under it. He will play … [Read more...]

My 8 year old doesn’t want to go to School

School struggles are something I think all parents experience at least once in their child's life. I know I fully expected days where my kids wanted to fake sick to skip a … [Read more...]

Through The Years: Happy 8th Birthday Monkey

As I sit here today, thinking of you at school with your friends, my heart fills with pride. 8 years ago today you came into my life, filling me with so much joy, and I knew … [Read more...]

Teaching boys the art of RESPECT

Do you find that today kids are a lot more disrespectful than in earlier generations?  Long gone are the days where kids say "Thank you" for something, help others for no … [Read more...]

How to Help Build Your Boys Self-Esteem

  As a blogger I often come across some amazing campaigns geared for girls and helping empower them, help them grow, build on their self-esteem and more.  And … [Read more...]

Finally My Son Is Sleeping in His Own Bed

  Small miracles do happen!   It started when he was born I think.  Trace found the womb uncomfortable, cramped tight quarters that caused him to let me know … [Read more...]

Happy 6th Birthday Trace

  I can't believe how much time has gone by. Six years since I held you in my arms for the first time, and oh what an adventure that was. You were born not … [Read more...]

When Kids Grow Up

He comes in the house after school, smelly, sweaty, carrying his knapsack over his shoulder and he smiles at me.  He asks me how my day was.  We chat a little and … [Read more...]

Two brothers, two sons, a moms love and pride

Yesterday I had so much fun.  JJ our oldest had a Friday night game at MRC arena, and I love Friday night games.  There is just something about being at the rink, late at … [Read more...]

Kids & Biting

Never an easy task, for any parent of any child.  Teaching them to cope with their emotions without resorting to physical violence.  I remember when JJ was like 2 and 1/2 he … [Read more...]

Trashy mom moment number thousand!

"Mommy why did you hurt me?" "I'm so sorry baby," I said for the thousandth time while fighting back my tears. I felt horrible inside. Truly horrible, you have no … [Read more...]

What I love and hate about being a dad to a tween

Well this one should seem pretty easy to do but, some how i don't think it will be since remembering what I love or hate about anything is nearly impossible. Still … [Read more...]

Happy 5th birthday my sweet boy!

Yesterday was an emotional day for mommy. My boy turned the big 5 and from the moment he woke up, the day was beyond incredible! "It's my birthday!" Trace shouted, jumping … [Read more...]

Awesomest weekend with my kids!

Okay I know awesomest isn't a word but to my four year old (soon to be five) *sniff  sniff - grammar doesn't matter.  What does matter is what a great weekend I … [Read more...]

Searching for hot wheels battle force 5 causes a headache

  Every little boy loves race cars!  But what do you do when you can't find the toy you are looking for? Trace's birthday is coming up.  He is turning 5 and this year … [Read more...]

Beware of the mommy monster roar!

I want to run away. I want to scream. I want to pull out my hair! I want someone to tell me this is going to get easier, even if it won't. Lie to me. I don't … [Read more...]