When sleep eludes you

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 mind… [Read More]

Where’s My Gold Star: Mind Reading

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… [Read More]

Where’s My Gold Star: When Mama Is Sick

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… [Read More]

Mama deserves a gold star! {Link up!}

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 example. My… [Read More]

Introducing my new link-up: Where’s My Gold Star?


Parenting can be amazing, awesome and full of delights. It can also be ridiculously frustrating. Those are the days when I really wish someone would come in my house and hand me a gold star…simply for completing the day. So I decided to create a weekly linky where we can all share those frustrations and… [Read More]