With five kids phone conversations are not easy. In fact, they’re almost impossible. Someone is always screaming in the background. Everyone is suddenly starving and needs a snack RIGHT. NOW. Over the years I’ve learned to postpone important conversations and reserve them for car rides (when all of the kids are strapped in and, thanks… Continue reading Maudry Porter
One Kid is Harder Than Four Kids. Trust Me.
For everyone who’s ever said (or thought), “I can barely handle my one kid, I don’t know how you do this with four kids!“ I want to let you in on a little secret: I don’t. One kid is the hardest amount of kids to manage. I know the math doesn't add up. I know… Continue reading One Kid is Harder Than Four Kids. Trust Me.
Serious Question: How Do You People Remember to Dress Your Kids for the Cold?
I went out into the world today to get my 4 year old’s hair cut because that’s what competent mothers do apparently. Before we left, I checked the weather (and by “checked the weather” I mean I stuck my arm out the front door and waved it around). Crap. It was cold. My arm estimated… Continue reading Serious Question: How Do You People Remember to Dress Your Kids for the Cold?
Mothering is Supposed to be Both Messy and Sweet (and So Are You!)
I spend a lot of time talking about the sticky parts of motherhood. That’s mostly because I’m all about showing my junk. I show my junk so you know you’re not the only one with junk. Motherhood IS sticky, there’s no doubt about that, but it’s also beautiful, right? I have this kid, she’s a… Continue reading Mothering is Supposed to be Both Messy and Sweet (and So Are You!)
The One Thing Moms Need to Remain Sane: The Mom Non-Negotiable
Yesterday I remembered it was costume day at dance and today I remembered to send Halloween candy to school. Also, I don’t want to brag, but I signed the field trip form WITHOUT a reminder text from the teacher. So, you see, I remember things. I’m basically a parenting expert. Anyone need discipline tips? Seriously… Continue reading The One Thing Moms Need to Remain Sane: The Mom Non-Negotiable