It’s Father’s Day, the day we celebrate all things “father’s”. As I let my husband sleep in for one of the few days of the year, I’m reflecting on him – who he is as a father, and what an amazing gift he is to each of our children. Here are 10 things I can … Don’t stop here – read more!
I officially have an 8 year old today. As I sit here wondering how this has happened and where the time has gone… Here are a few things this 8 year old is teaching her mother. 1. You’re the most beautiful woman in the world to her. Act like it. 2. Your singing voice is … Don’t stop here – read more!
Last night our big kids were both out having a sleepover. What did that mean for Caleb and I? Date night! Thinking back, it occurred to me how much the definition of “date night” has changed over time. Life sure is funny that way. Date Night Before Kids: Anytime you get dressed up and get … Don’t stop here – read more!
A year ago today, I was laying in a hospital bed with my arms wrapped around my belly. The contractions were coming every 10 minutes and I knew today would be the day. I was unusually calm. I had seen enough moms roll through the Antepartum Unit, and I remember that feeling of panic that … Don’t stop here – read more!
Let me persuade you to follow my example and take a turn about the room – I assure you it’s very refreshing after sitting so long in one attitude. – Pride and Prejudice I do not like Mondays. Mondays are my LEAST favourite days. After “relaxing” all weekend (and by relaxing I mean – only … Don’t stop here – read more!
This weekend will be a big one for the Fricker household. News Flash: Hailey is going on her first-ever friend sleepover. And I couldn’t be more terrified. She’s slept away from home plenty of times – one of our closest friends has been taking her for fun sleepovers for as long as I can remember. … Don’t stop here – read more!
I have not the pleasure of understanding you. – Pride and Prejudice As a parent of four children (officially – I’ve counted them several times over. I assure you there is still four of them… as much as I keep pinching myself), you’d think I’d have it all figured out. Right? Maybe? Not really?… Not … Don’t stop here – read more!
“Time will explain.” – Persuasion We spend a lot of our days with hope-filled hearts full of expectations for a life filled with tomorrows. As children, we grow up, dreaming about what we want to be and where we want to go. Impatient, with the expectation that someday we will have everything we’ve ever wanted. … Don’t stop here – read more!
“One man’s ways may be as good as another’s, but we all like our own best.” – Jane Austen, Persuasion They say the problem with having children is that they don’t come with an instruction manual. That may be true – they block off entire sections of bookstores with “instruction manuals” – suggestions/strategies telling you … Don’t stop here – read more!
Catherine’s expectations of pleasure from her visit in Milsom-street were so very high, that disappointment was inevitable; – Northanger Abbey Expectations. We all have them. Just yesterday, I expected to put the babies down for a nap in the morning, grab a hot cup of coffee, sit down and write this post. Hmmm… that … Don’t stop here – read more!
For this week, Her character depends upon those she is with; but in good hands she will turn out a valuable woman. – Emma. The dilemma for any parent. We need to be the “good hands”. We want our children to become “valuable” people. Valuable, that is, in today’s sense, not in Jane Austen’s victorian … Don’t stop here – read more!