Life as a SAHM, Uncategorized

New Growth

Yes, our Christmas tree is still up. We are going for a new record. We are overachievers. I’ve been avoiding the tree, avoiding even looking at it. Which is quite a feat, considering it is an 8 foot behemoth of a blue spruce, taking up the better part of our living room. Branches drooping low, I figured. Needles dropping all…

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Every mom unique, Uncategorized

Are You an “Unnatural” Mom?

Are you an “unnatural” mom? A number of different writers and mothers reassuringly state that no, motherhood does not always “come naturally.” That’s one of the premises behind a book by Hettie Brittz, The UnNatural Mother: Why You Are the Perfect Mom for Your Kids. She identifies four types of mothers in the book. First, there are the boxwood moms.…

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Routine? What routine?!

  If I ever say again during some kind of vacation or holiday, “Gee, it will be nice to get back into the routine,” just hit me over the head with a bulk pack of number six diapers. This week has been ROUGH. My almost 4 year old, who has been day and night potty trained for a long time…

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Christmas, Forgiveness for moms, Uncategorized

Did You Have a Perfect Christmas?

Did you have a perfect Christmas?   As moms, we work hard to make the holidays “perfect.” Into our already crazy busy routines, we squeeze in hours of shopping for the right gifts, menu planning, cooking, baking, cleaning, wrapping… Exhausting, isn’t it? And for the Schairer family, taking and then mailing out the perfect Christmas family photo. It was beautiful…

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Christmas, Uncategorized

Christmas Cookie Time at the Schairer’s

  Yes, it’s that time of year again! My husband is decorating Christmas cookies with our girls. He is the baker in the family. I don’t have the patience for it! Our girls love making cookies with Dad. In addition to Christmas cookies, he does delicious monster cookies, various pies, and the best chocolate cake ever! I don’t order chocolate…

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