So my question to myself is my question to you: Are we as a society preparing our boys to become husbands and fathers . . . because prepared or not, the vast majority of them will get married, and they will create children.
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My mom bag purse has been packed with an ever evolving laundry list of “necessities” since the moment I felt like I could ditch the diaper bag. Now I’m sure you’ve heard to never go through a lady’s purse, but it’s okay! True to my organized nature, I’ll unpack my bag for you pocket by […]
I just realized that even though I’m an adult I still tell people that “I’m an only child,” when asked whether or not I have siblings. Besides, the term “only adult” just doesn’t sound right, so for the remainder of this post, I’ll simply refer to us as “onlys.” The following four words are ones […]
As for our family, we have been subjecting our daughter to “digital heroin” for quite some time, rather guiltlessly, I must admit. We rarely go anywhere without Avery’s tablet. Yes, I said it. Avery is not yet three and has her own tablet. It is used multiple times on a daily basis for a variety […]
I’m raising adults. Six of them, to be specific. You might object that only one of my offspring has so far reached legal adult status, but the plan is that they all will. And since kids don’t magically learn how to be an adult on their 18th birthday, the preparation for adulthood starts way before […]
Pink paint. Pink acrylic paint. On the carpet in copious quantities. Trust me on this one, it is about as miserable it as it sounds. However, this isn’t really a story about carpet, and it isn’t really a story about paint. This is a story about grace. Let Me Back Up It was strangely quiet. (Moms, […]
Ah, the Internet, where everyone can say anything. Social media has connected people in new and exciting ways. It now doesn’t matter that I live in Fort Worth; I can still ask 200 mothers of multiples in San Antonio their opinions on separating my twins in school. It isn’t important that you haven’t physically seen […]