As we hop over the halfway point of the summer of 2017, I realize that this summer has been a lot more busy than I had anticipated. While we had no travel plans this year, the kids did make a wish list of sorts of things they'd like to do and places they'd like to
Good Morning. The sun glistening across the ocean waters, skipping over the tips of the waves as they’re pulled in from the horizon. The first morning rays stretch out - reaching across the ocean and grasping for the land beyond. Melodies emerge from the throats of birds, filling the air, calling to the world, “Rise!
Do you bribe your children? It's okay, I won't tell anyone. I fully admit that, although I'm not too fond of any "reward" type system, bribery sometimes works. At least that's the plan. Some people call it allowance. Some call it commission (yes, I'm referring to Dave Ramsey). All in all, it's a straight up
This wasn't the post I was intending to write today, but as with most things based on the littlest Tanaka, things often go in an unexpected direction. My two girls are separated by 21 months, so at the moment I have a six year-old and seven year-old. My son is eleven, so being an older
My kids love looking at pictures of themselves. They laugh at the funny poses, or at pictures of their siblings in diapers - or better yet, naked. They gleefully click on the videos and spend the day imitating younger versions of themselves, which can be quite hilarious... until it becomes annoying. Oftentimes I watch them
Apparently writing for 31 straight days straight with 3 young'uns and their multitudes of activities is kinda... well.... HARD! I could easily just toss something together, chew it up, digest a little, and then throw it up on my page just to have something to show for the day, but that worrisome "comparison monster" rears
About eleven and a half years ago, I started a brand new job in life. And with this new job cames a whole lot of ...stuff. Laundry. Cooking. Cleaning. Mentoring. Negotiating. Nurse. Financier. Grocery shopper. Clothes regulator. And the list goes on and on...and on. That's right. I'm a mom. Today, I'm looking at a house
Sometimes we wait for that perfect moment to do something.... And we wait. And we wait. And we wait. Oftentimes, we have waited so long we don't even remember that we were waiting for we've moved on to other things. And in that new moment we find ourselves caught up again in the wait. As