The Thing About Lice Shampoo

I walked up to the barely-past-teenage cashier at the crappy grocery store down the street much earlier than I was even usually awake and dropped multiple boxes of lice shampoo down on the conveyor belt much harder than necessary. Barely-Past-Teenage Cashier: “Ooo, looks like somebody’s having a crappy morning.” Me: “Yep. What gave it away?…

Conversations With My Children: Marriage

Verona: “What happens if I want to marry someone but they don’t want to marry me?” Me: “Well you won’t have to deal with that for a long time because you an’t get married until you’re a grown up but if that would happen you’d have a couple options. If they loved you and wanted to be…

Parenting & 1Peter 4:8

The verse about “love covering a multitude of sins” has been coming to mind a lot lately in relation to my parenting. I had always thought about that verse referring to your love covering your sins… but I’ve been realizing how often my own love helps my children with theirs. (I’m not someone who’s super comfortable with…

The post about baby penis but not circumcision.

So I pseudo joined a home schooling group. It was kind of a weird decision since my kids aren’t compulsory school age yet and I don’t actually live in the city the group is for… but facebook (damn you facebook) was like “Hey Jenna, you should join the group for eclectic homeschoolers in the next…

Conversations With Children :: Poop

Finn: “I pooped!” David: “Yep, Finn pooped. He pooped on the floor.” Finn: “Yep! I poop on the floor!” Me: “Why did you poop on the floor?” Finn: “No… I pee on the floor. I poop on the rug.” Me: “Ok, but you shouldn’t poop on the floor or on the rug. You should poop…

My kids swear. What of it?

Before we had children David and I had many deep, philosophical discussion about how we wanted to raise our kids. Many of them have since fallen my the wayside (our kids are now 2 and 4), and many of them have come to fruition. One of them was about swearing. I was a firm believer…

Verona’s 4th Birthday

Sunday was Verona’s 4th birthday so I gave her this kids quiz my friend Lauren does for her kids every year on their birthdays so you can see how their answers change over the years. I thought it was cute. What are you going to be when you grow up? Tall enough to reach the…

I Don’t Have to Be a Mom if I Don’t Want To

There was a morning… I can’t tell you the exact date but I can tell you exactly what it looked like. It was about a year ago because I had a 1 and a 2 year old.  For those of you who aren’t parents having a 1 year old is hard.  Having a 2 year…

This Morning I Met a Princess. True Story.

This is my Phoenix dad, Lal. Lal and I met a few years ago right after Verona was born and he immediately declared that spiritually I have always been his daughter and he is my father, and I went with it because Lal is one of the coolest people ever, not to mention freaking adorable….

Conversations with Children: Polygamy

Verona: “Someday I’m going to get married.  I’m going to marry my dad.” Me: “I don’t think you can marry your dad sweetheart, because he’s your dad.  You’ll have to find somebody else that you’re not related to.” Verona: “Mom, you don’t understand how marriage works.  I’m going to marry my dad and he’s going…

My Blue Eyed, Blue Haired Baby

During a recent coffee date with Kristen my kids ran up and informed me they wanted blue hair… to which Kristen immediately responded that she actually had a thing of blue hair dye at home she wasn’t planning to use.  Well if that’s not meant to be I don’t know what is! So she brought…