Category Archives: Parenting

MOPS talk

This morning, I was given the honor of speaking at the MOPs (Moms of Preschoolers) group at First Presbyterian Church.  I thought I would share my speech here as well. *** I started young; I got married when I was … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting | Leave a comment

By Accident

One evening, the boys were playing downstairs when I heard horrific crying.  I raced down to find Adrian lying on the floor screaming. “It was an accident!”  Yelled Stephen. “What happened?” “I accidentally kicked Adrian in the head!” “How did you accidentally … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Having a Fit

Stephen Gilbert Vogan put the “terrible” in the phrase “terrible” two’s.  In 2009, I completely totally 1000% understood why that age earned the adjective “terrible.”  At the slightest provocation (ie his granola bar breaking, asking him to clean up 3 cheerios, … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The generosity of Stephen

Me: “Stephen and Adrian!  Come vacuum the popcorn you dropped in the kitchen!” Stephen and Adrian:  “Ok, Mom!” Stephen:  “Adrian, since you like using the central vac SO much, I’m going to let you do it all!  If you need … Continue reading

Posted in Kid Quotes, Parenting | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Posters

I decided it’s high time to start decorating Stephen and Adrian’s room.  So yesterday, I told them I’d take them to the store and they could each pick out a poster to hang up. Stephen excitedly rambled, “I know what … Continue reading

Posted in Kid Quotes, Parenting | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The “Sh-” word

“Moo-oom, Adrian said the ‘sh-‘ word!”  Stephen informed me, with Adrian in tow. “Really?”  I asked, surprised.  I had never heard that word out of Adrian, and was a little skeptical that he knew it. “What ‘sh-‘ word?”  I asked, hoping … Continue reading

Posted in Kid Quotes, Parenting | Leave a comment

Germy

Ever since Stephen was born, he (and subsequently his brothers) have been held responsible for all of my mother’s sickness.  “Your kids got me sick again!”  She’d accuse every time she got a cold. I defended my boys.  “How do … Continue reading

Posted in Adventures, Parenting | Leave a comment