Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Calling All Guest Bloggers!

Have something you'd like to share on "Stuff Mamas Like"? Maybe a funny story about your little one? Something you've learned through mamahood? A great picture? Whatever it may be, send me an e-mail at with the details, and you just might find yourself on SML. Tell your mama friends about the opportunity, too!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lunchbox Notes

Monday through Friday, my husband and/or I pack our children's lunches for school. And every Monday through Friday, we write notes to put in their lunchboxes. They aren't great literary works or life-changing messages (After all, we're writing them at 7 o'clock in the morning.), but they do serve as little reminders to our children of how much we love them and are proud of them. They have become an important staple of school lunchtime, and on the rare instance that we forget to include a note, our children let us know about it!

This past week I started working a part-time job (which I haven't done in a decade!), and I am taking my lunch to the office. Yesterday I found in my lunchbag a wonderful little note from my husband, letting me know how much he loves me and is proud of me. I can see how a person could get used to reading these things each day!

Mama Question: Do you stick notes in your kids' lunchboxes or anywhere else? How do you think it affects them?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

God Will Take Care of Yooooooooooouuuuu!

Annnnd we're back! To re-kick off "Stuff Mamas Like," I thought I'd share this precious, precious video. Just listen to this baby sing!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Leave of Absence

I've been taking a break from "Stuff Mamas Like" and will continue to do so for a little while. I'll let you know when I start it back. Thanks for following!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fun Friday: Snotty Doctor

In honor of the changing of the seasons and the snottiness it brings . . .

Thursday, October 28, 2010

School Pictures

Tomorrow is picture day at my children's school. Which made me think of last year's picture day . . .

Much to my mother's despair, I don't always spend a lot of time on my girls' hair. And my boy's hair--well, we never brush it. We just tousle it with our hands. (Honestly, it looks best that way. He's got great hair!) But for picture day, I do try to make my girls' hair look really nice, which includes making sure it's been washed the previous night.

So this time last year, my then-third grade daughter decided to do something a little "extra" with her hair . . . without my knowing it. Apparently, after she'd already been put to bed, she got up and put her hair into about a dozen different tiny twists.

The next morning, I woke her up and discovered what she'd done. Since we had gotten up late, as usual, there wasn't enough time to rewash, dry, and style her hair. Plus, this was something that she had wanted to do, so we just went with it. As I began taking down and untwisting her hair, I found it to be the frizziest, tangled mess I'd ever seen. The more I brushed it, the worse it got. So I started spraying it down with water and ended up pulling some of it back away from her face, at least taming it a bit.

Callie loved it. So we left it. And the smile on her face in her third grade picture far outshines her hair that day. (Thank goodness.)

Mama Question: What has been your worst school picture experience (either your own or your child's)? Bonus points if you share the picture with us!