Relaxation Done…Right?

Christmas and life have me super stressed right now so I decided I’d try to pamper myself before bed. A warm bath with Epsom salts, a rejuvenating clay mask, an empowering book, and a tall glass of water. What could go wrong? My family. That’s what could go wrong, among other things. First, my lovelyContinue reading “Relaxation Done…Right?”

Team Barnes vs. The Grocery Store

Yesterday I faced one of my parenting fears: going big grocery shopping with all four kids. Not only was it big grocery shopping, it was Thanksgiving grocery shopping. The biggest of big. We literally needed something from every aisle. I’ve been to the store with all four before, but it was only ever to pickContinue reading “Team Barnes vs. The Grocery Store”

Why I Share My Story

My two year blogging anniversary is rapidly approaching. It’s hard to believe that it’s been this long. I talked about writing a blog forever but it took a long time to muster up the courage to do it. We’ve come a long way since that first post. You can read it here. My second postContinue reading “Why I Share My Story”

Sometimes…

Sometimes… Sometimes even in the midst of chaos, When the world is bleak and scary and too much, When I question everything and doubt myself , Sometimes… Sometimes there are moments, Brief moments that make my heart slow down it’s pace, That still the noise in my head, That fill me with peace, Sometimes… SometimesContinue reading “Sometimes…”

Watermelon Explosion!

Alright so obviously I haven’t written much lately about my family’s crazy antics. Life has been hectic and weird. We’ve definitely been on a weird ride though. The good news is, this time I can actually SHOW you what we did. The Hubs has been working hard to build his YouTube channel Donny Duct TapeContinue reading “Watermelon Explosion!”

Morning Whispers

They’re in our bed again. What I hate in the night I love in the morning. I wrap myself in it like a big snuggly blanket, Soak up their sleeping faces and cute tiny toes. I tickle her feet and snuggle up next to her. She pushes her feet back against me and whispers softly…..Continue reading “Morning Whispers”

Self Quarantine Day 68: Be Brave

It’s been too long since I’ve blogged but I’ve had a lot on my mind and my plate. I wanted to share some of my current journey with you though. I am a firm believer that all life has value and a greater place in the divine plan. That “The Universe”, God, quantum physics, whateverContinue reading “Self Quarantine Day 68: Be Brave”

You’re A Good Mom

Motherhood is weird. It doesn’t look like what I thought it would most of the time. I didn’t expect perfection of my children. I’m too much of a free range parent for that. I knew they’d be a little weird and sometimes look a mess. I knew my house would be a wreck because I’mContinue reading “You’re A Good Mom”

The Evil Twin

When you have little kids, people seem to think it’s okay to ask weird personal questions about them and you. Things they wouldn’t ask about older children. “Do they sleep through the night?” “Did you nurse them?” “Are they picky eaters?” Not terrible questions, just strange things that people seem to ask in an effortContinue reading “The Evil Twin”

Self Quarantine Day 36: Who We Are

I’ve gotten a lot of new followers here on the blog in the past month and The Hubs revamped my site so I thought it would be a good idea to introduce our tribe again. For you long time readers, you’ll get all up to date on us too. Our family is a little wackyContinue reading “Self Quarantine Day 36: Who We Are”