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on every day matters

I chased my youngest around the yard this afternoon. I watched him feed grass to the chickens, collect toys that older kids had cast aside, and climb in and out of the wagon. He toddled happily, jabbering a bit here and there, but mostly content to soak in the sun and wander freely. I thought…

the every day of every day

It was a usual day, as days go around here. Some laundry happened. Kids played, cried, yelled, and fought. The weather was lovely then rainy then just plain ‘ol hot. We ran errands to get out (it was the little extrovert’s request). Some melted down before our destination (that would the little introvert). But we…

surprised by motherhood

I’m on vacation this week, staying in a one room cabin with my three littles (ages 7, 4 and 1) while the two older boys are full-fledged summer campers. Right now the baby is napping in a pack-n-play in the bathroom. That’s right. In the bathroom. There’s been several moments this week where I’ve shaken…