Tagged with quality time

Making a Family Bucket List

Making a Family Bucket List

Parenthood.  It has changed everything. Snot on my sweater goes unnoticed.  Hobbies gather dust in the closet.  Kissing away the boo-boos and wiping away tears become daily ritual.  Screams, laughter, tantrums, and toys crashing to the floor become the household white noise.  All my Facebook status updates are about my kids. Some people manage to continue their … Continue reading

The Importance of Play: A reminder from my kids

The other day, my kids were playing with a big cardboard box.  Within the span of 45 minutes, it had transformed into a car, a submarine, a cave, an airplane, a mountain, then back to a car. I am enthralled by the simple act of play.  In a society that is increasingly dependent on television, computer, smartphone, video games, … Continue reading

Winding Down After Christmas

Winding Down After Christmas

I don’t know what we were thinking.  The week before Christmas, we began to potty train our kids.  Both kids.  Not our idea.  TL decided she wanted to wear undies.  She’s a stubborn one, so we went with it.  A few hours later, MM decided to follow his younger sister’s lead.  Our lives have been a … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving Traditions

I love traditions, but I don’t really have any. Now, with a little family of my own, I hope to start some.  Although life cycles through frequent changes and stages, family traditions can serve as sweet reminders of love’s constancy through time and across generations. So I’m starting with Thanksgiving.  I’ve asked friends for ideas.  I’ve searched … Continue reading

Stages

Stages

I had a bad week. Nothing horrible happened.  Nothing truly worth complaining about.  It was just one of those weeks. One of those weeks when I wanted to hide in the bathroom and ignore my kids.  When my words and actions were harsher than intended.  One of those weeks when I questioned why I became … Continue reading