So, two weeks ago, when I walked into my son’s room and I said “rise n’ shine buddy,” it clicked. And I smiled. I felt proud to use our family expressions, and felt proud to know they were engrained in me, when I hadn’t even thought about it before I said it.
Author Archive | Melissa
Of all the things I can do to help encourage my boys to drink water, modeling water consumption is the most important, and its the one I am worst at. So, I have made it a goal to drink more water
To me, our family’s pumpkin pie tradition is what makes this holiday so special, and it is one of the many reasons I am grateful this Thanksgiving: for good food, for laughter, for family, for my mom.
So, fast-forward to early September. My little H noticed some Halloween costumes in Target and asked what he would be for Halloween. I told him it was up to him. Shockingly (no, not at all shockingly), he asked if he could be an excavator. I told him I didn’t think I could make that, to […]
When you are a competitive person, you often do a lot of comparing. It is a natural tendency in competitive people; to evaluate whether or not something was better or worse is a habit of mine. However, sometimes this has taken a serious toll on my confidence. My husband always felt super competitive against his […]
But, there are times I feel it is important to encourage and develop other interests. As an example, when we head to the library, he always wants construction books. I can’t help but feel I need to push him out of his comfort zone a little.
One of the best parts of summer is the availability of fresh, locally grown produce available at a variety of farmers markets. Supporting our local farmers and community is very important to the well-being of the local economy, and an added bonus of that is you get to form relationships with the people who are […]
Yes, learning that I was the one who needed more patience was an eye-opener for me. I needed to do exactly what I want my son to do: wait nicely. Patience is not a novel concept to any of us as parents, but yet it seems we so rarely give the patience back to our […]
We normally eat dinner at 6:30, and then it’s time to put my infant to bed. Right after that, it is my toddler’s bed time. And by that point, my husband and I are wore out and just want to veg out and have some time to talk about our days. But it is hard […]
And then it came out of nowhere, a small little sentence, and I was obliterated. My son asked who my mom was, and I replied “grandma.” He asked who’s my husband’s mom was, and I replied “nana.” And then he thought for a second, paused, and said “I really want a different mommy.”