Mommas: You Are Not Failing.

Last week I found myself feeling sad.  It was a combination of things.  The death of a boy in a nearby county due to a school shooting, Hurricane Matthew on a war path heading toward our state, our current political quagmire, an article in the news about a special needs boy that broke my heart….I…

Hearing God’s Voice: Post-it Note #150

I think God speaks to us in ways we can understand.  For different people he reveals Himself in different ways.  For me, it is often an impression.  I can’t really explain it, but there are times that I feel impressed strongly about something or compelled to do something and I’ve come to recognize that as…

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 –…

Shopping with Kids: Post-it Note #78

Have you ever been shopping with kids?  A trip to the grocery store turns into something akin to running a marathon with water flippers on.  There’s no experience like it.  It will show you what kind of metal you’re made of. When I shop with kids, I always end up spending more than I planned. …

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…

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. …

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…

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 #6: Stinky Kids!

I love the smell of a newborn baby. When my brood were all babies I would give them a bath and slather them with Johnson’s Baby Lotion. I think it’s one of the sweetest smells on earth. I would just stare through my sleep deprived eyes at the wonder of life. Hold that baby close…