Getting it Done is More Important than Sleep… a parenting truth

1912090_10152088576033370_762349289_nParenting can be hard but being a single parent can be really, really hard. Not having someone to share the duties with is exhausting. There’s often not enough hours in the day to get everything you need to do done. And when you’re sick that gets even harder.

That’s been me this week. Fighting this brutal sinus/ chest cold thing that started with a painful sore throat and no voice. I work in radio, I need my voice. And I have to work. We’re short one announcer so sick days aren’t an option. Continue reading


Here’s My Heart Mommy … a heart melting moment

10985169_10152839770458370_6165458880174386302_nIt was one of those days I just wanted to get home and snuggle with my little Princess. I hadn’t seen her much because of extra hours at work to cover for an announcer who was on medical leave, and I had a list of things planned for us to do. Continue reading

Things Davis Says… from the mouth of toddlers

CSC_0329Bedtime last night.

D: Every night you need to snuggle with me for a long, long, long time.
Mom: I’ll snuggle for a bit but I have to finishing cleaning the house and getting things done for Christmas.
D: Repeat after me… Every…
Mom: Every…
D: Night…
Mom: Night…
D: I will…
Mom: I will..
D: Snuggle a long time…
Mom: Snuggle a long time…
D: With Davis.
Mom: With Davis.

(yes, she pulled my repeat after me move. and she did it with a smile.)


DSC_0335Last night, bedtime, during the quiet game to keep her quiet.

D: (suddenly kisses Mom on the cheek, pauses) Are we allowed to kiss?
Mom: (melting inside) Yes, baby.
D: (kisses Mom again, on the lips) I love you every day and always. Even when you are not here and I am at preschool you are with me… in my heart.
Mom: (melts more, decides D will get her long, long, long snuggle.)

(I’m thinking I got my Christmas gift early with that one.)

This Is What Happens… when your 16-year old nephew babysits

a much younger nephew teaching a much younger davis about looney tunes babies

a much younger nephew teaching a much younger davis about looney tunes babies

My sister was amazed I was letting my 16-year old nephew babysit my 3-year old daughter. Perhaps even a little dumbfounded with shock. But I didn’t see anything wrong with it. Continue reading