Category Archives: Family Life

Smitten with Charleston and Isle of Palms

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I am back from a short getaway in the Charleston area, arriving late Friday after about a six hour drive from the Atlanta area and departing Tuesday at noon. We stayed at the Wild Dunes resort’s Port O’ Call. My brother and I both have two young sons around the same age–we… Read more »

Mourning and Celebrating the End of the Baby Stage

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I love being a mom. I had a good experience with my pregnancies, child births, and breastfeeding both of my sons. It wasn’t all peachy as sleep deprivation, ear infections, and settling into the responsibility of motherhood took some adjustment. I wasn’t free to do as I pleased anymore. I… Read more »

Our Next Move: The Home My Children Will Remember

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The Big Move Tomorrow we are moving down just down the street into the home my sons will hopefully remember most as their childhood home. I am anxious and excited. My husband is handy and he tries to do a lot himself to cut costs. I have been going from… Read more »

Late Again! A New Determination to Be On Time

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Hold That Bus This morning I was late getting my son to the bus stop. I ran with my son to the stop and the driver kindly waited for me, but with a somber face, instead of his usual smile. I know the driver reprimands the kids once they are… Read more »

City Mom Visits Country Mom

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Yesterday was a breath of fresh air. A mom of two young boys, like me, seemed to have a parallel life to mine as we run into to each often at the pool or park. She invited me over for a playdate casually the day prior and I obliged pleased… Read more »

My Husband is a Super Hero

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He’s Handy Shhh…Don’t tell him I wrote this, but my husband is a rock star. He can fix anything. I don’t need a handyman ever. Air conditioner is broken; he’ll fix it and then fix the neighbor’s AC, too. Have a plumbing leak? He’ll fix it and patch and paint so… Read more »

Weekday Mornings with Kids

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Mom’s weekday morning bustle Irritable, impatient, Encouraging, nagging, reprimanding Breakfast, teeth, shoes, and backpack Departing, worrying, longing Quiet, peaceful Mom’s weekday morning serenity I wrote a diamanté this morning to express how this and many mornings feel! My boys are newly four and six and a half. I still haven’t… Read more »