Wednesday, May 16, 2018

I'm eating my words.

I will never be one of those parents. You know the one that bribes her child with a cake pop so she can sip that coffee at Target. Or whose kid is playing with the iPad at a restaurant.

Yes, I really did make those statements to myself once upon a time. But I’m here to tell you that I am eating my words. 

Probably one of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned about parenthood over the last two years is to set high standards for yourself (and your child) but for the love of Jesus, have flexibility, too.

Sometimes we all just have to do what is best for the sanity of all. It is for the greater good. One instance of this was at Target a couple months ago. I don’t like Madeline to have regular sweets but the terrible twos seemed to be overtaking every cell of her sweet little twenty-six pound body all at once. And it picked my weekly Target run to spew its ugly head.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Coffee + Conversation

Happy Monday, friends. We had a nice Mother’s Day weekend but it sure did go fast as they always seem to do recently!

On Friday, Corey and I went to the Kenny Chesney concert. He is such a great performer and it was nice to do something out of our regular routine because it has been a while since we’ve been to a concert.

Friday, May 11, 2018

5 on Friday


What a busy week this has been! It has gone by fast this week, which is always welcome when Corey is away. Madeline has thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful weather and spending them playing outside on her new playset. If you missed it in my stories, this was a major impulse by at Costco and had a pretty big instant rebate this week.