Sunday, May 10, 2009


1. When you have a crawler in the house, keep the gate up, the bookshelves emptied, and the pantry closed!

2. Rice Bags are magical and can cure those inevitable and contagious [name that body part] aches that aseem to come on nightly at around 8:31 pm.

3. Because you are not generally present at the sitting for school portraits, it is wise to have a back-up plan.

Somebody forgot to say "cheese!"
Before I share my fourth bit of Momsense, I will preface it with a quote by Anna Quindlen (from Jane Clayson's book, "I Am A Mother") She describes a great Motherhood friendship:

"...the ones in which 2 women can admit how difficult mothering is quietly to each other, over cups of herbal tea at a table stickey with spilled apple juice and littered with markers without tops."

When I read this, I could definately identify.

(our marker drawer)

4. "Twistables" markers are the way to go. They had to have been invented by a MOM!


Nicholas K. and Sarah Maye said...

i love learning bout mothering from my sisters! thanks!

Shermilton said...

"Cool" I like the one of Will

mom said...

Wonderful children being raised by a great mon. What more could a grandma hope for. Love you all. Good advice, I'll look for the new markers.
mom whitehead

Jen said...

I love those lessons. Will's school picture is PRICELESS! Leah was sitting on my lap as I read and identifying all of your children, and when she saw Will she said, "There is Will. Cara made him sad." HA! Happy Mothers Day!!!

Jessica Jensen said...

Love it! Capturing moments!

Katy said...

Caroline looks so much like Lindsay! Very cute. Momsense could go on forever couldn't it!

Lemon Family said...

Good thoughts. I love the crawling one the best!

kathyurry said...

yes how life never stops or even slowes down we still keep going and going till we cant go no more then we crash till the next day and start all over again.