Submitted by Judy Kay Kyker: Now that Jack has become a maniac crawler, our morning-nap school hours are even more precious (I home-school my kids). Even just a week ago I could set him down with a few toys and know that he would be perfectly happy right there in one little spot while […]
Riding the Motherhood Waves of Pain and Joy
Remember how those labor pains feel? You can be in such intense pain one minute, then the next minute, you’re fine and comfortable, feeling excited for the new little person you’ll get to meet before long.
Then the next pain hits.
I Got My Wish – I Am a Mother
As I biked up beautiful Snow Canyon with my five wonderful kids and my excellent husband on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, I had a little flashback to a day almost exactly 12 years ago when motherhood seemed like an impossible dream to me. I’d headed down from Boston to DC for my sister […]
Acting or Being Acted Upon
While living in Boston back in 2003, I had the opportunity to attend a lecture by a very successful Harvard professor. To this day, I still reflect on a simple statement he made: “I have found that the times in my life when I am most successful are when I am acting, not being […]
Enjoy the Moments
Little things make me smile. And sometimes (well, most of the time) I forget to write them down. Like how Lucy straightens her legs and points her toes (smooshing her totally chunky thighs together) when I lay her down to change her diaper or how Grace just has to do a little dance in front […]
I recognize that when a mother comes to a website like this, she immediately asks herself, “Who is running this website? Do we have anything in common? Can I trust her?” So I’m taking this opportunity to introduce myself a little bit, to share my story, and hopefully inspire others to join me in this […]
I LOVE having “big” kids. What’s funny about it is that I never knew to really look forward to this phase. All my life I just dreamed of babies. And from the time I held that first sweet newborn cuddled in a ball on my shoulder and listened to his sweet breathing in my ear, […]
My Daughter’s Question
So there I was—8 months pregnant, home making dinner, and my 5 year old daughter asks me, “Mom, do you ever wish you were a daddy so you wouldn’t have to make us dinner?” I must have looked pretty tired, so to that question I immediately tried to perk up, and I responded, “No way, […]
But What Would My Sour Be?
I have recently gotten into bargain shopping. Grocery shopping has become, dare I say, a hobby. I religiously clip coupons from my four papers, organize them, pour over store advertisements and watch a website to help me with all this madness. My four-year-old will yell in support, “Wow, great bargain mom!” in the aisles of […]
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