“Are you happy mommy? Are you happy, happy?” This seems to be a constant question that recently has been coming out of my two-year-old daughter’s mouth. In the midst of chaos, sickness and craziness, and even on a random ordinary day, my daughter will suddenly ask me, “Are you happy?” That one simple question has […]
Excuse the cliche, but I’m a mom and this post is about Chick-fil-A. We all love it there, right? I’m specifically speaking to the plastic containers in which Chick-fil-A serves several menu items. One evening, without thinking, I washed a plastic Chick-fil-A container discarded in the sink by someone too lazy to walk to the trash […]
My kindergartner is eating the school lunchmeat. This wouldn’t be a problem except that I don’t consider it ethically defensible to eat factory-farmed meat, and I would bet my life that the cow my son is eating was not raised on what he calls a farm. But this post is not about the ethics of […]
A clean house. It shouldn’t be that hard, right? Think again. I’ve seen those cleaning schedules on Pinterest, and honestly, they overwhelm me. I’m mentally defeated before I even get started. There is absolutely NO WAY I can do all of that. Obvi. One look at my house tells you I just can’t keep up with […]
Look at my snack table, isn’t it pretty?! I buy oranges, apples, and lemons. I have bunny crackers, granola bars and almonds. Tangerines? I’ve got twenty. Fresh spinach muffins, baked fresh daily. I have spent all morning arranging them all pretty. But who cares? Hungry kids, growing big, they want more! Now imagine me in […]
Summer is quickly approaching and all the kids, and teachers, can think about is VACATION! What about a staycation? You know, a vacation in the city you already live in! My family and I took a mini-staycation, or two, and I would love to give you an idea on how to spend the summer in […]
Making sure our children feel special and loved is something we should focus on all year. Here are 10 simple ways to show them you care.
To the moon and back: it’s a good way to communicate the indescribable love of a parent for her child. Even if it doesn’t always look that way.
Hi. I’m Celeste, and this is How I Mom. Let me say right from the start: These are NOT things I’ve mastered, but areas I want to get better at implementing!
I lie to my child daily and I am a better person for it. Before I get into it, let’s all admit we lie to our children every now and then.