I.R.L. Let Them Eat (and Decorate) Cake!

They say that long, long ago, in a land far away, when the common people complained they had no bread to eat, Marie Antoinette declared, "Let them eat cake!" Or so I've been told. Did you know, in real life, today is National Cake Decorating Day? Neither did I. Until the day was half over. Which … [Read more...]

I.R.L. We Store Socks on the Front Porch

I do laundry on Mondays. Usually. On Tuesday the boys had no socks to wear. Mom: I did all the white clothes yesterday. Check the sock basket. Boys: Nope. No socks. None that fit, anyway. Mom: Check under your beds. Boys: Nope. But we found . . . . (you fill in the blank. I'm sure they … [Read more...]

I.R.L. I Want to Be a “Yes” Mom

There are so many opportunities to say 'no' to our children. It's too dangerous, I'm too tired, there isn't enough time, it'll make a mess, yada yada yada. Lately, I've been working on making the choice to say 'yes!' to my kids more often. When my daughter asked if she could light a candle today … [Read more...]

10 Reasons I Enjoy Doing Laundry

Laundry: a mundane, tedious, never-ending task. There was a time when I had full-time help with my laundry - my own personal laundress. It was wonderful! When our  daughter finished her high school work, she took over laundry duties for our family. What a blessing! That freed me up to get other … [Read more...]

No More Perfect Moms – A Book Study – Chapter 3

Moms, in case you haven't heard, we are not perfect. We put on our masks to cover up our imperfections. In this study through the book No More Perfect Moms  we are learning how we can become authentic with ourselves, our families, all those around us. But what about the way we view our kids? Let's … [Read more...]