The Perfect Day

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Family Fun 8 Comments

Sometimes, it’s the little things in life that make or break a day. Today, I have to be honest, started out rough. Kids were fighting with kids. Mom was frustrated with not being able to get things done. Baby was grumpy. Everyone needed a little bit of love in their love buckets. We got out of the house for a …

Mind Your Manners

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Daily Chores 2 Comments

I’ve noticed that my manners are evolving into something a little more bare-boned than what Miss Manners, Judith Martin, would recommend. Motherhood teaches a lot of lessons. One of them seems to be how to navigate meal times as quickly as possible, without creating much extra work. I call this evolution Mommy Manners. Mommy Manners are designed to let Mommies …

Fetch, Please

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Family Fun 4 Comments

Just wondering, how many of you play fetch with your kids? Yes, I said kids. I love playing fetch. And I don’t mean “fetch me this, please”. I mean honest-to-goodness fetch with a ball and a child. They love it. We used to have a doggy costume and the kids would dress up in the costume, bring me a ball, …

No blog post tonight, I need to sleep

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy 2 Comments

Sleep, that amazing five letter word that most parents slave for. I think we’d do almost anything for a good night sleep. I think, too, what is defined as good sleep deteriorates as children are added to the mix.  Come to mention it, I don’t think I’ve had regular good sleep in almost 10 years. True, for the past 9 …

Toy Land

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Family Fun 0 Comments

First, I like my kids to play, whether it’s outside or with toys inside. I like them to play. I like the give and take, compromising, and problem solving involved in playing together. I also like the imagination and enthusiasm sparked by playing together with a really good toy. I am not a fan of media usage in large doses. …

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Hugs and Cuddles

Mommy Crusader Being a Mommy, Sunday Reflection 2 Comments

Do you know my favorite time of day? Cuddle time with my kiddos. Yep, that’s right. I live for that time when my kids slow down, the day slows down, and I get to hold their little bodies for a moment. Maybe we watch a movie, maybe we read a book, or maybe we just talk; but, for a few …