Archives

Deciding to Become A Parent

I found this photo when I was browsing around old pictures the other day, and it made me chuckle. (God was DEFINITELY laughing when I wrote it.) To give you a point of reference, Teddy was born November 2015. Between the time I wrote this and the time I had actually gotten pregnant I was…

Read More

Mom Superstitions

I didn’t really think I was a superstitious person, but I’ve done two things recently that have made me question my own sanity. 1. The Oops Baby Jinx Granted, we’ve given away, donated or sold quite a few of Teddy’s baby supplies, but there are still, oh, about EIGHT plastic storage bins of baby junk…

Read More

Do Cheap Hobbies Exist?

There are so, very, many articles and posts encouraging self care, especially for moms. But here’s the rub – we moms are generally on a budget too, and finding both time AND money for those treat yo self moments can seem impossible. Honestly, the word “hobby” seems like it was erased from my vocabulary the…

Read More

9 Ways for Kids to Make Money

The best way to teach a child financial responsibility is by encouraging her to earn and manage money on her own. As the weather warms and summer nears, there are many opportunities for your kids to pull in some extra money.  If money-making is not on your children’s minds, you may need to direct them…

Read More

I had it all planned out. I had a new shirt for Teddy, a new dress for me. We would take one of those quintessential family photos, all in coordinating pastels in front of our church’s decorations. (My husband would resist but comply.) I would annoyingly share it on social media, of course, along with…

Read More

Baby Registry Essentials

There is so much that goes into having a baby. In about 100 days baby AJ will make an appearance. I did not really know what I would need with my firstborn, and now as an ‘experienced’ mom of a six-year-old, I have put together a must-have baby list for the second time around.  …

Read More

That Moment When… You Think You Are Having a Special Parenting Moment But Really Are Traumatizing Your Child Teddy has favorite shoes. Favorite shoes that since Saturday, having been sitting on our back patio because he stepped in dog poop over the weekend and I haven’t had the mental energy to deal with it. So…

Read More

Photo Credit: Backdoor Theatre Facebook page Last night, my fellow TWK blogger Carol Dorrough and I attended the friends and family pre-opening night for the new play “Cry It Out” at the Backdoor Theatre. In short – it got us in the feels. To be even more clichéd – we laughed, we cried, we had…

Read More

True story – I worked from home for three and a half years when I first moved to Wichita Falls, but changed to a “real office” job shortly after I had Teddy. Even so, I can still recall conference calls where I threw and scattered tens of dog treats on the floor to keep my…

Read More