Mom to three amazing little munchkins - but also a career woman and owner of two small business, my life is full to say the least. Becoming a parent was by far the most rewarding and challenging thing I've every "become" in my life, but it's the continued journey through parenthood - the everyday and the unforgettable memories - that I want to capture here. Stop by for a quick read, or stay for a while. I hope our stories serve to educate and inspire you on whatever journey you are on!
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The toothfairy has made her first appearance at our house!
The toothfairy is a girl, right? Because when I think fairy, I automatically think girl. But Rob called the fairy a "he" so now I'm not so sure...
Last Thursday was a big day! Just two weeks after her 6th birthday, I picked Jenica up from school to find out she had lost her first tooth! How cool to loose your first tooth during the first few weeks of first grade! I have a feeling it is going to be a year of firsts for our little family of five.
She was very excited to show off her tooth and I was happy that she waited until the day AFTER school pictures to pull it out! Not that the bottom one would have showed that much...
Unless she did a cheesy grin like this!
The toothfairy brought her a $2.00 bill and a brand new tube of toothpaste (or a glob of toothpaste as she described it to us the next morning - but I promise, it was actually an unopened tube - a glob of toothpaste squirted under the pillow at night sounds messy!)
I was so hoping that Kenton would get his first tooth on the same day that Jenica lost her first tooth, but alas, no such luck. He has definitely been teething though, and has had some very cranky days because of it, so we are looking forward to the appearance of those baby teeth sometime soon!
(I wrote this a month ago, but I’m just now finally brave enough to share it here. If you comment, please be kind.) I’ve probably taken 25 flights over the last year or so, and every time up until now I’ve thought that things would be better if the plane I was on just crashed, and I died, and Rob could collect the insurance money and hire a nice nanny to care for the kids and I could just go to heaven and be with Jesus instead of having to go through all the pain and hurt that comes with getting divorced. I know that this is completely selfish of me, and I would have never done anything to intentionally end my own life and leave my kids without a mother, but I honestly felt that death was the only way out of the situation I was in. I was not strong enough to leave my marriage, but it had become quite apparent that I was not strong enough to stay either. Today I took off on an airplane, on one last solo trip before I become a single mom, and for the first time in over a year, I didn’t pr…
It has always been a dream of mine to have my children become bilingual (while they are young and their minds are like little sponges.) Last winter, as many of you know, my family and I were blessed with the opportunity to spend six months in Mazatlan, Mexico.
We loved the experience so much that we decided to come back and have the kids attend school here for at least a year, and see just how much Spanish they can learn being fully immersed in the culture and community here in Mazatlan.
We applied for, and were approved for temporary residency visas, which allow us to stay for longer than 6 months (and up to 4 years) at a time. I flew down last month and got the kids registered at a great private school, and Monday we all arrived here in Mazatlan to start this new adventure.
I feel so lucky to be living out the dream I've had for so long... but like the title of this post reads, "living the dream isn't always dreamy."
The last couple of days have been hard… Like, …
In a moment of frustration my three-year-old chucked his iPad down a set of stairs, thus cracking the screen. But here's the deal… I don't think I ever would've bought my three-year-old an iPad. To me, three years old is way too young to be spending time in front of a screen. The iPad that he had was actually my first iPad that I ever owned probably a good seven or eight years ago. It had been passed down through Jenica, Tenley, and now onto Kenton because Jenica and Tenley both saved up enough money to buy their own personal screens. The thing is, I'm not even sorry. When Tenley came to me scared, knowing she needed to show me that Kenton had destroyed his very expensive toy, I didn't feel angry, or upset, or even disappointed. I felt relieved. I felt relieved that my three-year-old would now experience a natural consequence of his actions, which meant no more screen time for him. Because the truth is, in my opinion, he is not developed e…