Indoor Challenge Olympics

Indoor Challenge Olympics

I’m always looking for inventive ways to keep our kids off of video games. When our triplets invited two friends over to spend the night, and with rain in the forecast, I had to act quickly.  I rummaged through our closet of board games to come up with some...
Not What I Had Pictured

Not What I Had Pictured

I walked into the high school gym of a 6A school, and instantly began scanning the rows of bleachers in search of a place to sit. The crowd was buzzing, and there was a high level of excitement in the room. The many different teams were represented by groupings of...
Tears Over Eeyore

Tears Over Eeyore

The phases, fads, and interest of kids change as quickly as their shoe size. In our house, the love of Blue’s Clues, Bubble Guppies, and Paw Patrol were replaced by Minecraft, Marvel, and Monster High. Shortly thereafter, everything became Harry Potter and Teen...
Three Ways to Finish Strong

Three Ways to Finish Strong

May is a hard month when you have kids in school. The kids are tired, the teachers are tired, and the calendar is fuller than I am after a chicken fried steak dinner. You’ve seen the posts and videos on FB where Moms are no longer signing behavior calendars,...
I Can’t Keep Quiet Anymore

I Can’t Keep Quiet Anymore

I listen to Christian Worship music most mornings as I get ready for work. Today, however, I turned on the TV in our bedroom so I could listen to the news and weather. I very rarely listen to the news, much less sit down and watch it. It’s not that I don’t want to...
I Need Some Salt

I Need Some Salt

           “But, Mom. You don’t understand. She asked for my opinion, so I gave it to her.”      “Jill, she is your teacher and your coach. You have to be respectful. You can’t just tell her whatever is on your mind.” My Mom was serious. No doubt she was probably...