• P*

    Ten Second Snug*

    This morning, after feeding W and getting him back to sleep, I thought I’d crawl back into bed for “five more minutes”. However, according to the laws of the universe, as soon as one child sleeps another wakes up. Just as I closed my eyes I heard the pitter patter of P’s not-so-little feet creep into my bedroom. His face appeared next to mine a second later. P (whispers): “…mom? Can I have a snug?” Never one to turn town a snuggle, I pulled down my duvet and allowed him to wriggle into my cocoon of warmth and comfort. As he burrowed into my arms, he said he just needed…

  • P*,  Small Town Stories

    To the kind woman two streets over,

    You have absolutely no idea the joy you brought to my five year old son tonight. His “Big Buzz” toy broke beyond repair a while back, which was devastating for my Toy Story obsessed kid. After weeks of scouring Facebook marketplace for one, I made a post in a community group I’m in for my beautiful new town. I asked if anyone might have a “Big Buzz” they no longer needed, more than willing to pay for it. You could have easily scrolled by, but instead you reached out and told me you had one that your son no longer played with… and that he would be happy to pass…

  • P*,  Parenting is hard sometimes.

    He Finally Sleeps.

    I come with a message of hope. This is P. This morning I *dragged* him out of bed at 9:30am. He definitely would have slept longer, but he had already been out for 12 hours and I want him to go to bed on time tonight. For anyone who is fairly new here, you might be wondering why a kid sleeping in a bunk bed is newsworthy, but, oh, seeing *this kid* sleep is still a big thing for me. You see, P is my third child. I already kind of had my hands full with a four year old and two year old when he was born, but I…

  • Letters*,  P*

    Extra Happy Meal*

    To the kind men in the Roofing Truck who just paid for our lunch: Thank you. A million times over. I saw you smile at my Vanimal full of children as I waved you ahead in the lineup, but I never expected this. It’s P’s birthday today and this Happy Meal was his special treat. Well, you just made three kids (and one slightly over tired Mama) feel *extra* special. I will pay this forward– just you wait. Thanks for spreading kindness in the world… you just made our day. Love, The Mom in the van with all the kids. P.s. Have I mentioned how much I love where we…