Running Toward: The Highs and Lows of Parenting

February has been a whirlwind! I really can’t believe that it’s almost March. As much as I’m eager for warmer weather and those first signs of the Spring ahead, it’s been nice to bask in the adventures that this month has brought us. Both my boys had birthdays this month (and apparently the little lady has several birthdays, according to her) which meant lots of celebrations, events, parties, and oh so much cake! Looking at my boys this morning, I can tell that they are most definitely partied out. I need to make a mental note to book a vacation Read More …

Recovery Road

Welp…our run of decent(ish) health came to a screeching halt over the weekend. And by screeching, I mean…puke. Puke. And more puke. Ugh. Thankfully, after a loooooong Thursday night listening to hubby clean up and deal with a pukey 2 year old (thank the good Lord I married a man that can handle barf!), we all took it easy on Friday and so far, no one else has been taken out. That’s not to say that it won’t happen (cue my massive paranoia and fear about the ralph) but I think we may have seen the worst of it. So Read More …

Running Toward: Lamenting

Well…we tried to avoid the inevitable and lost out…. we have puke. I hate puke. I’m terrified in an abnormal-I-need-to-chill-out-and-deal kind of way. I just can’t handle it. We also have gross colds in the house. Awesome. My oldest and I have been battling colds and coughs for a couple of weeks. My middle woke me up yesterday morning to tell me he had to puke. And the littlest little always has her grubby hands on everything and then either in her mouth or up her nose (such a lady…) which means she’ll likely get some sort of hybrid plague. Read More …

Dear almost-2 year old child of mine

Dear Sweet Lovable and most times, Adorable little princess of mine, We’ve had a pretty smooth ride for the most part. In your 22 months on the outside, it’s been good. You sleep fairly well at night, you give great hugs and you are generally a pretty happy little girl. You know I love you to pieces and always will. Now that we’ve dispense with the pleasantries, let’s you and I discuss a few things about these terrible two’s you seem to be venturing into at mach 5. I get that you’re a strong-willed and determined young lady. After all, Read More …

Running Toward: Potty Training

Another week come and gone! Egad, Summer is nearly half over already! With our family being away on holidays for the first couple of weeks (still have a couple of posts in the works about some of our adventures), last week was really the first week of having all 3 kids home during the day while hubby was away at work. It was also when I came up with the brilliant idea to potty train the little lady. Seriously…I hate potty training. Hate it. But I hate diapers more. I’m so ready to be done with cleaning up massive wads Read More …