Guaranteed ways to wake up the kids. 

Every parent understands the beauty of bedtime.  Every parent also understands the frustration of bedtime fails.  The following is a short list of ways I have recently woken up my children. Try not to wake up the kids. Think about having sex. Be completely silent. Plan an at home date night. Plan some personal time. … Continue reading Guaranteed ways to wake up the kids. 

We don’t call it bribery. We call it goal making. So there.

Lately, my 5 year old has been a real handful. Arguments, back talk, sass, the whole shebang. I could tell him the sky is blue and he would contradict me. It is exhausting. Timeouts do not work, taking things away does not work, so what's left? Bribery, er, I mean, goal-making. Most recently I had … Continue reading We don’t call it bribery. We call it goal making. So there.

I should be sleeping: Enjoying the quiet of the late night hours.

I have seven more hours.   Seven hours until the sun comes up and the world demands my attention.  I will be forced to perform as an adult on the highest level.   Three kids, the house, the farm, the husband, and work all want me.  They all want all of me. Here's the thing.   … Continue reading I should be sleeping: Enjoying the quiet of the late night hours.