Boys

Diary of a First-Grade Mama

Diary of a First-Grade Mama

T-minus Two Days and Counting: As a former first grade teacher, I know the drill.  I know the fun these kids are about to discover.  I know the incredible growth that will take place for them this year. But as a mom, I wanna skip right past the first day… and maybe even the second day. […]

Kids Campus 2014

Kids Campus 2014

I haven’t written in a while.  Mostly because I often get stuck waiting and waiting for something big or deep or “important” to write about.  And sometimes the only thing to write about is something that may seem silly or insignificant that I assume nobody wants to read.  So I choose not to write.  But I have […]

Book Review: Praying for Boys

Book Review: Praying for Boys

When we found out Ryder was a boy, I wasn’t the least bit surprised.  That was, after all, in my plan.  So when baby #2 was half-baked, I showed up for the big ultrasound 100% confident we would be seeing pink.  Boy, oh boy, was I wrong!  Didn’t God know that I was destined to have the […]

One, Two, FWEEE!

One, Two, FWEEE!

Three years ago, this very night, I looked like this… My parents and mother-in-law were in town, and we celebrated Christmas a few days early.  My dad did an amazing job entertaining Ryder while we checked in to the hospital bright and early the next morning. We had a lovely team of nurses, and we […]

Lessons from Kindergarten

Lessons from Kindergarten

At the beginning of the year, I signed up to help out in Ryder’s classroom a couple times a month.  I went yesterday for an hour, and again today for another hour.  Now, it’s been many years since I’ve spent any length of time in a classroom – and I’ve never been in class at a Christian […]

FIVE?!

FIVE?!

Today is September 11th… one of the most tragic anniversaries in American history.  I remember waking up to a phone call from my (then) fiance.  His words were, “Turn on the TV.  America is at war.”  I was shocked, and scared, and sad, just like everyone else in the country.  And the realization that our […]

Being a BoyMom

Being a BoyMom

This morning, as I do most mornings, I opened my feed reader* and skimmed through all the items.  The introduction to one entry in particular was so familiar, I actually had to re-read it to make sure it wasn’t one that I had written… and I’m not exaggerating.  See for yourself: “All my life, I […]

Graduation!

Graduation!

Last night, we had the privilege of watching our oldest son graduate… from preschool.  🙂  He attended Lighthouse Christian Preschool, and we have nothing but good things to say about the staff and the program there. He learned to write his name, and even though it looks more like a piece of abstract art, I […]

Yee-Haw!

Yee-Haw!

Let me just start by saying that Ryder attends the most wonderful preschool ever, Lighthouse Christian Preschool.  His teachers are clearly invested in every student, and we have felt nothing but love from them all year.  They’ve hosted a Thanksgiving feast, a Christmas party, and a Superbowl party for dads (since school isn’t in session […]

Every Child is Different... Even When Potty Training

Every Child is Different… Even When Potty Training

I get asked all the time if my boys are twins.  Like, all. the. time.  And people are always amazed when I say no and explain that they’re more than two years apart.  They spend the next several moments blathering on about how they look so much alike, and that they just can’t believe it.  We’ve been asked […]