Racism. It’s an ugly word. It makes me kind of uncomfortable just typing it. So much so that I’ve procrastinated writing this post too many times. But I know that my own story isn’t void of racism. Actually, for a long time, my story was nearly void of diversity of any kind. Hence, racism — […]
Author Archive | Christy Swaringen
I’m dead serious. Take me back to the toddler days. Not as a mom of toddlers. I want to actually be a toddler again. My oldest is seven and my youngest is almost two with a four-year-old in between, so I feel like I’ve been in perpetual toddler-hood for at least the last five years. […]
Just over two years ago, our family experienced the blessing of a finalized adoption. Our sweet little one had already been a part of our everyday life for nearly two years, but on October 20, 2015, we made it all official. We dressed up and took photos. We celebrated and signed paperwork (and more paperwork). […]
At a recent MOPS meeting, we played a little ice breaker called “Mom Guilt Bingo.” Our cards were filled with things we don’t brag about and that you won’t find on our Instagram feeds (i.e. won’t buy my kids a puppy, uses disposable diapers, TV is my babysitter). As I read through my card, I […]
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 […]
I have a confession to make…I didn’t throw my kids a birthday party this year. Come to think of it, I didn’t throw them a party last year either. #momfail
Ah, summer vacation. I love it. It brings with it the hope of relaxation and rest amidst a life full of chaos and craziness. It’s a change of seasons and a change of schedules, at least for those of us who live according to the school calendar. And, of course, our family vacation is exactly […]
Will you go with me on a trip? It’s a trip of the imagination. We’re going to travel back to a day when devices and their tiny glowing screens didn’t dictate our every move. Back before “screen time” was a commonly used word. Can you fathom a time like this? If, like me, you were born […]
It’s been two years since we’ve welcomed an official foster care placement into our home. Which means foster mom amnesia has taken full effect.
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.