Startling realization: If not for the fact that my son needs a clean baseball uniform, our laundry would never get done.

Always be positive and encouraging when cheering on a sporting event. You never know when the wind will switch or stall and then everyone can hear every word from your spot in deep left field.

I miss a news program that begins at Objective and ends near Positive. I miss Paul Harvey News and Comment, The Rest of the Story, and For What It's Worth.

Question of the day courtesy of my almost-four-year-old: Do germs have teeth?
(Me, mouth open, brain scrambled: uh... ah... Daddy! Do germs have teeth?
Daddy, laughing: Ah... I don't think so?)

2 daytime hours to myself for the first time in weeks and what do I sit down to watch with my glass of wine? "Bluey". Why? BECAUSE I MISS MY KIDS!

Vacuuming is a lot more fun when the dogs think it's alive... and after them.

My son told me tonight he's HAPPY.
I win :)

It's taken 41 years and two kids, but I'm finally cool. My 3-year-old wants to be just like me because I know all the words to all the songs I play in my truck and I booty dance in my seat.

Being 3: Remember when the most difficult thing we had to do was lie completely still and close our eyes and try to go to sleep?

Life is too short to make all of the mistakes yourself.

The blessing and the curse of it all is this: NOTHING LASTS.

Love is watching the same movie 2,000 times because your kids love it.

At the end of the day, you may not always like how you feel, but you need to like WHO YOU ARE.

If you don't like the way the world is going, step back and look more closely at the people and things right in front of you. Consider the smaller victories.

...Then there are the days that can be fixed with an awesome playlist.

...Then there are the days that dressing a 2-year-old girl should be an Olympic sport.

Peace is the mental distance you put between your thoughts and your current predicament.

As a Mom, you're taken for granted until you're not there and/or everything falls apart.

You are the glue keeping everyone fed, bathed, alive, and together.

Always act kinder than you feel.

If you cannot FIX IT, CHANGE IT, or CONTROL IT, then LET IT GO. (As heard on the radio.)

I am convinced we were not put on a planet bursting at the seams with people to suffer alone. SHARE YOUR JOURNEY. You will lighten your load and others will not feel so alone.

After taking some pictures (impromptu family photos) and viewing them, I thought, "Ugh! I look old."
When those exact words came out of Trent a moment later, I asked, "When did we get old?"
"RECENTLY!!"

Bravery or ignorance?

I've lost the parenting war. One crying over incorrectly done homework, the other banished to her room for her attitude....And then she sneaks out of her room to comfort her brother with a hug.
All is not lost.

I need to approach life more like my 3-year-old singing Frozen 2 songs: What she lacks in talent, she makes up for in GUSTO!

As the Mom, all of the reasons I do anything and everything boil down to: BECAUSE I LOVE YOU!! (Fact taken from Bluey Episode "Sticky Gecko")

It is a good thing that we don't know what's coming. And that time only moves forward.. And that everything changes.