We're back

We just got home from a wonderful spring break in Florida. I'm lucky to have kids with my dark skin and we are all golden brown and full of sunshine. I'll post pics soon.

My new obsession....The Poineer Woman. I've seen her on Food Network and seen some of her recipies, yummy. Today on part of our LONG car ride home I started reading her blog. All I can say is that any spare time I have in the future will be reading her blog. Seriously, I'm going back to the beginning. Not only is she an incredible cook, she is a hilarious writer. I was laughing outloud a lot and my kids thought I was nuts. So if you want some awesome reading material, go to pioneerwoman.com and click on confessions. That is the link to her blog. I love it.

Hope your spring break was great too.



This wonderful dad is leaving these 3 beautiful children and his wife and deploying to Afghanistan this week for a year. Our sincere blessings and prayers are with you. Thank you for your dedication to our country.

The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him,

but because he loves what is behind him.

G.K. Chesterton


Emotional Parenting

I've known all along that I parent often based on emotion. But as my kids get older it becomes more and more evident. They have opinions, strong ones, and the things they have to deal with seem to be bigger issues that a misplaced toy or broken sippy cup.
It was a rough go for me with parenting this week and now that I can look back, I see oh to clearly that I parent with my heart. Seriously I cried, a lot. My sons teacher must think I'm nuts and poor Jack just kept telling me to stop crying. Yes yes I could say this is wonderful, a sign of compassion and the deep love that I have for my kids. And truly it stems from just that. But there is plenty of room for giving love and it doesn't have to rule my parenting. So what to do....how do I change? Take a parenting class? For now I need to remember this week and make the effort to step back and let life happen. My kids will fail, make mistakes and be just fine. And I will do the same.