Too Much and Not Enough

Last night Cadence had a complete meltdown.  Screaming, smacking her head with her fists, crying, the whole bit.  When these things happen, my other kids run to the hills. Especially my youngest girls.  They go and hide in their rooms or under the kitchen table.  It scares them.  And truthfully, it scares me.  Cadence is…

I Can See Clearly Now

Given the terrible weather SC has experienced in recent weeks, the name of this post might lead you to think it’s about our rain finally being gone.  But this post is actually about glasses for a seven-year old.  However, I do want to publicly say thank you to all the folks who pulled together for…

Who Gets The Glory?: Post-it Note #121

Ever have one of those days when nothing seems to go the way we think it should?  I have.  Often.  And I was just thinking that I’m quick to blame it on the Devil and say he’s after me, trying to distract me, trying to get me off course or discouraged. But as I read…

The Whisper in the Whirlwind: Post-it Note #114

Some people’s houses are like museums:  Clean and sterile, quiet and tranquil, polite and reverent. And then there’s my house:  Loud, Lived in, Cluttered, Explosive. Sometimes I’m just a step ahead of a security breach.  Barely contained chaos. My morning routine looks a lot like this: But one of the busiest times of day is…

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…

Post-it Note #20: The Lake Trail

This weekend my fam and I traveled to the beautiful area of Black Mountain, NC.  It’s gorgeous there and our time was wonderful.  Being there is a bunch of us and our oldest daughter is Autistic, we have to really think through family fun.  We don’t do movie theaters as a whole family and we…

Post-it Note #10: The Sting of Life

I’ve had it with insects this week.  Tired of bugs.  A few days ago the family was outside playing frisbee.  My oldest daughter and I were sitting in the grass.  She is Autistic with very limited language, so she never made a sound, but I noticed she flinched.  I looked over at her and there…

Post-it Note #7: What Should We be Thankful for?

Gratitude.  It’s a hard thing to teach to kids.  They are naturally “me-centered” and if their piece of cake is even a smidge smaller than their brother’s piece it doesn’t go unnoticed.  Being thankful for what we have instead of wanting what we don’t have is not just hard on the kids.  It’s hard on…

Post-it Note #4: Reckoning for the Lazy

I took up jogging the year I had my last baby.  It was just before I turned 40 and I got a baby, a big 4-0, and reading glasses all in the same year.  I like jogging.  It helps me stay sane.  And in a house as crazy as mine it’s nice to have something for…