Time Marches On: Post-it Note #98

Today is the first day back to school for the Post kids. One headed to the high school and one is headed to pre-school. I must admit, I’ve often said that even though it’s physically exhausting, I like it when they are little. Close to me. I know where they are, what they are doing,…

The Chicken Nugget Breakdown: Post-it Note #95

On a day when everyone is hungry for lunch and there’s no food in the house because there was no time to buy groceries, what’s a mom to do? Living a stone’s throw from a drive thru window we find that to be a quick solution. Yesterday we went to grab a bite with the…

Learning to say “NO”: Post-it Note #82

If you’re a parent, you probably have lots of practice saying “NO”.  No – you can’t turn a flip off the trampoline into the pool.  No – you can’t eat 5 Twinkies before supper.  No – you can’t go away for a weekend with your friends.  No – you can’t have any money.  No –…

Parenting 201: Post-it Note #76

We recently looked at parenting in Post-it Note #75 and 4 principles from the book of Hebrews about how God treats us as His children.  When following His example we do these things: We allow our children to come to us in confidence, feeling valued and safe. We offer them grace when they need it,…

Parenting 101: Post-it Note #75

I’m no expert at parenting, although I have lots of experience……at getting it wrong.  When you have 5 kids you realize you have plenty of opportunities to blow it.  Your hope is that they all turn out to be good adults and not spend the rest of their lives in therapy.  You tell yourself what…

Hiding the Boo Boos: Post-it Note #63

My girl Haven is a Sweetie Pie.  Very loving and kind and easy-going.  But when she gets a Boo Boo, she turns into a different sort of person. Drama abounds.  She was unfortunate enough to have an infection when she was 4 that resulted in a high fever, time in bed and a very, very…

The Worst Mom Award…Post-it Note #59

I have 5 kids.  Each kid has a different personality and temperament.  Some are what we might call “high-maintenance”.  With 4 daughters the word “drama queen” has been used on occasion in the Post household.  What is interesting (or painful) is when the personality of one of those kids rubs against your personality.  It’s a…

My Lost Day…Post-it Note #57

Sometimes you have a grand idea of all you plan to accomplish in the course of a day or a weekend and then along comes someone or something that turns things completely around.  I just had a weekend like this.  I had a To Do list a mile long, but my husband had this idea. …

A Joyful Noise…Post-it Note #45

Sometimes when people meet my daughter, Cadence, they say something like, “God knew you were special giving you a child like her.”  Cadence is eleven, profoundly Autistic, essentially non-verbal, and  labeled with Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation).  I smile because they mean well, but I know better.  I’m as ordinary as can be.  Prone to come…

The Church Police…Post-it Note #43

I’ve been seeing a lot of fussing and fighting between my kids lately.  It’s sort of making me crazy.  Definitely challenging my New Year’s resolution to not become so “unglued”. (See Post-it Note #40 to see all the craziness of that resolution!)  But in the midst of a fire storm of children yelling at each…

The Yellow Brick Road…Post-it Note #41

Do you remember The Wizard of Oz?  I remember being scared out of my mind of the flying monkeys!  I still have trouble watching that movie.  But I loved all the other parts.  Especially the Munchkins and all their voices saying, “follow the yellow brick road”. We all wish we could follow a yellow brick…

Beginning again. And again. And again…Post-it Note #40

We are one week in to the new year.  How’s those resolutions coming along?  I saw a cartoon the other day where a dog asks another dog, “What exactly is a new years resolution?”  The other dog says, “It’s just a to-do list for the first week of January.”  A friend on FB said last…