Keep Your Sanity while Working at Home with Kids

home office and dining room

When I started working from home when it was out of necessity. Money was tight and I was pregnant. Our son was starting part-time pre-school and we needed the funds to pay for it. Getting a job out of the home, aside from nights and weekends, was not an option, as we had one car […]

Christmas Tree Magic

cutting down the Chrismas tree

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of getting a Christmas tree. The funny thing is even thought I am approximately eight and twelve years older than my sisters, I don’t really remember getting a tree before they were born. Kids make Christmas fun! We always cut our own trees. There was ALWAYS snow, so […]

Guest Post at Four Hens and a Rooster

Hey ya’ll! In case you missed it, I guest posted at Four Hens and a Rooster yesterday. I took this amazing opportunity to write about my move from Upstate NY to Eastern NC when I was 17. It’s a tear jerker, so don’t miss it! Also, there are a lot of amazing guest posters in […]

Blow the Stress Bubble Away and Just Be Thankful

thankful for my children from the laine list

It’s no secret that I live in a bubble of stress. Much of it is self-imposed, I can admit. This little bubble of what-if, prep for the next step, and be prepared is hard to shake. Hard to blow away. And the last couple of weeks have not been easy. Work is busy, yet I’m […]

The One Where I Spill My Guts About My Son’s Behavior

I’m going to be honest with you guys. I’m really tired of my son. The level of disrespect and general level of unhappiness is becoming so distressing that I’m barely functioning as his mother. I don’t want to be around him. I don’t want to do anything for him. I’ve given this so much thought […]