G is combining, and I need Jesus.

G is combining, and I need Jesus.

It's May 1st here in Canada, and the combines are out in full force. If you didn't grow up in a farming community you're probably thinking "ok cool, whatever." If you did grow up in a farming community, you will think one of two things: 1. She's obviously on drugs. 2. What the heck happened [...]

“Dirty dishes belong in the dishwasher, not the sink!!!” …..says every parent ever.

“Dirty dishes belong in the dishwasher, not the sink!!!” …..says every parent ever.

We have a lot of kids around here. Seven of them ranging in age from ten to nineteen. It gets really stressful having this many people in the house, but not for reasons you might assume. Funnily enough, it's not the kids who stress me out. It's my husband, God bless him. Poor G has [...]

The fire chicken has entered the building.

The fire chicken has entered the building.

It's sports season for the kids. We are in volleyball tournaments every weekend. I used to think I was kind and patient and understanding (for crying out loud I'm pursuing a degree in social work!). This weekend I realized that I can be none of those things. Instead I can be angry and impatient and [...]

I refuse to make sandwiches

I refuse to make sandwiches

My poor, sweet children. How I adore them. There. I said kind words about them (totally sincere and filled with meaning..) so that I can say the following: Over the course of the summer they have turned into lazy, selfish, argumentative little cretins of darkness. Not so much my step-kids, but my children that live [...]

Family Camp

Family Camp

Well people, it was an adventure. The kids loved it. The adults survived it. Here are a few pictures of my kiddos enjoying their week. And this one here is me with my bestie. Without her and G, it would have been a wee bit too much. She looks amazing as usual. I look like [...]

I’m not getting mother of the year.

I’m not getting mother of the year.

Today started out as Not A Good Day. You know the kind. You wake up already exhausted to hear one kid, the kid who especially irritates you, shrieking her high pitched shrieks all over the house. Her helpful brother is telling her in an incredibly loud stage whisper to "SHUT UP ALREADY!!!" She is not [...]

Moving

Moving

In which switching houses causes the world to end. We move tomorrow. This is a good thing because G and I are already exhausted and a longer wait would cause a total collapse of body, mind, and spirit. Also, my house wouldn't pass a current fire evacuation plan. The boxes are taking over my life [...]

That’s how we roll

That’s how we roll

We have a variety of special needs in our house. Two of my kiddos take medicine to help them manage their day. Sometimes the younger of the two struggles to remember to take her medicine. Not to worry though, the older one has everything under control... I walked into the kitchen and saw this on [...]

Bad Dreams

Bad Dreams

A little known fact about me: If you wake me up at 5am, I am generally a nice person. This is really saying something because if you wake me up at 7am, you're likely to get your head bitten off. My children have learned through painful experience that you do not stand outside my bedroom [...]

Buttons

Buttons

Oh how the teeter-totter swings... This is a story about how I took my girls to their psychologist appointment and how I needed her more than they did.  It started out as an average day. I was in relatively good spirits when I picked up the girls early from school and we started out on [...]