Another {real} Love Letter

My dearest #3, In just a few short days you will be turning five.  This year, your birthday is hitting me hard.  Harder than any other birthday, any other year.  I am not sure why. I don't know where your infant or toddler years went.  I remember telling myself to be present with your tiny…

Light It Up

When you have kids things tend to break.  Shocking, I know. Our furniture is outdated and overused, but I cannot bring myself to replace it at this juncture in life.  I am one hundred and twenty percent sure that one of our five munchkins will mark up anything new with sharpies, scissors or glittery glue.…

Trolstice: Trauma or Treasure

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS I cannot tell you the number of times I have watched a "kid's movie" with my kids and wondered how it received a G or even PG rating.  There are those that have emotionally complex story lines {think Inside Out} subtle violence {think Tangled and that frying pan} or adult humor {think Deadpool.  Kidding;…