Where’s my gold star?

When sleep eludes you

March 12, 2013
snoring husband

Sleep has never been something that comes easy for me. I lay awake at night, listening to the sounds of my house for long after I’ve turned off the lights. It’s highly annoying. Some nights I luck out and fall asleep after a mere 10 minutes, but usually it’s 20 or even 30. My …

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Where’s My Gold Star: Mind Reading

March 4, 2013

There are days that I’m extremely thankful for Facebook.  Those days are usually the ones where someone posts some crazy parenting debacle and it garners 100 likes and 25 comments in an hour. Last week it was me.  The debacle was the one that anyone with a four year old is likely familiar with. I just couldn’t play his …

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Where’s My Gold Star: The Sickness Continues

February 5, 2013

I have to laugh. This is my fourth installment of “Where’s My Gold Star” and I can’t seem to dodge the sick theme. We may just be the unhealthiest house in North Carolina right now. I have sat here for quite awhile trying to think of all the reasons I deserve a gold star this week …

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Where’s My Gold Star: When Life Gets In The Way

January 28, 2013
Where's My Gold Star: A Parenting Production

This house just cannot get healthy.  Someone is always sniffing, blowing their nose, coughing or, like today, spiking a nice 102 degree fever. What the hell? I am so over this.  OVER THIS I TELL YOU. Last week I got an invite to a super fun event for TOMORROW.  One of my rock star friends couldn’t go so …

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Where’s My Gold Star: When Mama Is Sick

January 22, 2013
dressed and fed

We all know that mamas don’t get sick days.  We pop pain killers or cold medicine and drudge through the day in a foggy haze.  There’s no rest for the weary. But what happens when both parents are sick? Saturday morning my husband and I both woke up and thought “uh oh.”  Nothing major, just that feeling …

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Mama deserves a gold star! {Link up!}

January 15, 2013
did you earn

Do you remember back in elementary school when you’d get a gold star on the top of your paper or on a behavior chart when you did something great? It’s time to bring that back. Every single day we do something as parents that I think warrants a gold star. Take yesterday for …

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