Tag: motherhood

Uncontrollable Parenting

My baby girl was diagnosed with RSV at her pediatrician nearly two weeks ago. I took her to the doctor because, while we all had green snotty noses, she seemed to be laboring to breathe. When the doc walked in to our room, his… Continue Reading “Uncontrollable Parenting”

Five Minute Friday: Living ONE Moment at a Time

Today’s Five Minute Friday prompt is the word, ONE.  You can link up or read other writers’ thoughts on this word here. A few days ago, I went in to my oldest daughter Noelle’s bedroom to get her out of bed.  When I held… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: Living ONE Moment at a Time”

Five Minute Friday: Life on REPEAT

This week, I’m joining the Five Minute Friday writing community in writing on the word Repeat, for five minutes flat.  Click here to read other great writers, and/or to join us! Having two little ones under 2.5 years old requires a routine.  Wake up,… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: Life on REPEAT”

Day 28/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Song

Day 28 When we put our two-year-old to bed at night, it’s always the same routine.  Brush teeth, sit on the rocking chair in Daddy’s lap, Momma sits on the rocking footstool with Baby Sister, we all read a book together, say a prayer,… Continue Reading “Day 28/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Song”

Day 22/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Help

Day 22 During Hurricane Matthew, we had my sister’s two daughters for nearly two weeks.  My sister had to work at the hospital on lockdown, so she wanted to be sure her girls would be safe away from the storm.  I loved having them.… Continue Reading “Day 22/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Help”

Day 23/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Common

The very condition of having Friends is that we should want something else besides Friends. Where the truthful answer to the question “Do you see the same truth?” would be “I see nothing and I don’t care about the truth; I only want a… Continue Reading “Day 23/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Common”

Day 17/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Pause

Day 17 I’ve written quite a bit about mothering my two year old lately.  I guess it’s been therapeutic getting it written out how I’ve been feeling.  Dang it, it is not easy having a 28 month old and a 7 month old at… Continue Reading “Day 17/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Pause”

Day 16/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Pray

Day 16 Quiet your mind, Child. Sit in my lap and look up at my face. I want to look in your eyes and see myself For I created you. I know how many hairs are on your head- and how many you had… Continue Reading “Day 16/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Pray”

Day 15/31 Five Minute Free Writes: When

Day 15 There are some days when I find myself watching the clock.  That long hand seems to drag like a spoon through pudding.  “When will Daddy come home?” I ask myself on the particularly long days of carrying around a medicine ball in… Continue Reading “Day 15/31 Five Minute Free Writes: When”

Day 14/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Ask

Day 14 My little two-year-old has become quite independent.  She now sleeps in a big girl bed, after a few months ago, she tried to climb out of her crib and crashed onto the floor.  Ever since then, “nap time” in the afternoons have… Continue Reading “Day 14/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Ask”