- Finding the faith and the funny in life with ten kids.
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner

Recent Posts

Hurricane Elvis
The King's Jail
Storming the Castle
Thirty One Years

Most Popular Posts

The Green Tennis Ball
My High Flying Tiger
Proms and Prayers
A Good Sign
A Whole, Entire, Complete Day Off.


Fan (Book Reviews)
Funds (paying for college)


September 2018
November 2017
August 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
May 2016
March 2016
February 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
September 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011

powered by

The Big Picture

Mama's Maxims

Around our house, a new year always stirs up talk of new goals.  Here are my goals- some old, some new- for 2015.  

Mama's Maxims

I will not scold happy noise. 

I will, without apology,  be the nutrition, hygiene, and screen police.

I will increase book and board game time and decrease screen time in my home. 

I will not tolerate back talk in any form, including duh, huh, or a rolling of even half an eyeball.

I'm the mother, I'm the mother, I'm the mother. 

I will find the balance between Helicopter Mom and Tiger Mom.

I will use the television as a babysitter, sparingly and as if it costs $10 an hour.

I will get rid of lots of stuff. 

I will continue to put Captain Fun, my husband of 28 years, before the children.  We will be together long after the kids are gone. 

Captain Fun and I will keep celebrating each anniversary-big time-for what it is: a major accomplishment. 

I will not take offense when people mistake me for Hope's grandmother.  She is #10, after all, and twenty five years younger than #1.  

I will resist the urge to treat that baby as if I am her grandmother. 

There are two types of grandmothers, the lonely and the tired.  When that season comes, I shall strive to be the tired. 

I will try to follow Mom Dot's advice:  Live a very long time, but don't get old. 

No matter how old my children get, I will keep singing them that favorite childhood song (they all know it): Read your Bible, pray every day and you'll grow, grow, grow.

As my nest begins to empty I will remember that motherhood is the only position where working yourself out of a job actually means you've done your job.  

I will embrace each season. 

I wills strive to treat my children like the treasures they are. 


Happy New Year to all you mamas! 

5 Comments to Mama's Maxims:

Comments RSS
Bonnie bagwell on Monday, January 12, 2015 2:37 PM
Very clever, cute and wise!
Reply to comment
margie sims on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 10:47 AM
Thank you, Bonnie! See you in March!

Debbie on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 3:55 AM
I love the Grandmother maxim - I am very tired! You hit it out of the park Sweet Sister! I love you and am very very proud of you. Just add spend a weekend with your Sisters and it will be perfect!
Reply to comment
margie sims on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 10:46 AM
March! Here I come!

iwc on Friday, February 13, 2015 12:39 AM
For instance, have a look at the particular Christal series. They're almost all top-sellers.
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint