Author Archive | Kathleen

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Big Purse Season

I am in the season of life where I must carry a big purse.  A bag, a backpack, a tote, a sack-whatever you want to call it, I am carrying one. Me? I am past the season of chic diaper bags and way past the season of clutches and cute shoulder bags with zippers. At […]

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My Husband Had Cancer. I’m Throwing A Party.

My husband was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and it took six months of his life, fighting every single second of every single day to beat it. He did. He is our hero. Today, he is not a cancer patient, a cancer victim, a cancer-sufferer, or a sick person.  Today, he is a dad, a husband, […]

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We Patch….

Last year, for a full year, my child wore an eye patch. This was due to an acute onset of lazy eyes and cross eyes. Literally one day between 5pm and 530pm, while sitting in his highchair, his eyes crossed and they stayed that way. No trauma, no illness present, no warning signs.  Cross eyes/ lazy eyes (technically called […]

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The Nap Time Cycle

The Nap Time Cycle Nap times are glorious. Even better: two naps. If your child takes two naps, give that baby a kiss.   It is all kind of short lived because, eventually and suddenly those two naps a day start to fade, and then, one glorious nap just drops away. Poof.  You’re a bit perplexed, but you manage to […]

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Judged At The Playground

My child fell off the monkey bars and other parents called me out for not standing right next to next to him when it happened.  I had the same thoughts about myself.  Where was I? I was sitting on the bench. My husband was chasing our toddler twins and our oldest child was happily playing nearby.  […]

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Copy My Vacation: Oklahoma City

Fire up the iPads and don’t forget the headphones…it’s time to get out of town with the kids. If you’re looking to get away for a few days, or the just weekend, I have the trip for you. My family of six recently drove to Oklahoma City for a two night, three day vacay and it […]

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While You’re Raising Strong Women, I’ll Raise Strong Men

Many of my girl mom friends have been posting lately about raising strong women during the month of Women’s History.  The empowerment they feel in #raisingstrongwomen is inspiring for sure.  To all those moms doing their best to raise strong women- I’m with you.  Keep it up.  God blessed me with four boys.  I’m not raising strong women, but my boys are being […]

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