Search: julie lyles carr | allmomdoes

allmomdoes blog

Archives
  • Once upon a time, there was a handsome and ambitious boy who asked a grateful and ambitious girl to marry him, to travel the world, to dream up business ideas. They would live in New York City or Washington, DC, in a cool, modern condo and they would put off having kids for a long, long time. As in, to probably not have kids. Or maybe just one. But not for a long, long, long time. And so it went. Until fifteen months into that yuppie narrative of a marriage, until that handsome boy and that grateful girl’s first baby made her entrance into the world, into the arms of her very surprised parents. That baby was followed a few years later by another baby. And then another. And then another. All the way up to a total number of eight.
    Read more...
  • Proverbs 22:6 is one of the most frequently recited parenting verses. "Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Does it really mean what we think it means?
    Read more...
  • In my rush to resolve, I’ve allowed reaction to trump true resolution. And the irony is, that in my desire to wrap the thing up, it’s actually possible I’m opening up the door to more open loops, as I’m just trying to fold the thing back to a clean edge, when what it really needs is some intentional stitching.
    Read more...
  • I can feel the symptoms rising up. I’m tired. And the pantry in my kitchen? It’s making me crazy. Yep. The kitchen pantry is my canary in the coal mine, so to speak. And when I hit Kitchen Pantry Irritability, I know it’s time. Time to take a little time for myself.
    Read more...
  • I can feel the symptoms rising up.
    I’m tired.
    And the pantry in my kitchen?
    It’s making me crazy.

    Yep.
    The kitchen pantry is my canary in the coal mine, so to speak.
    And when I hit Kitchen Pantry Irritability, I know it’s time.

    Time to take a little time for myself.

    Read more...
  • When the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why made its way onto the radar screen of my teens, it was barely a blip on mine. I thought it was great that the topic of teen suicide was being explored. I thought it could lead to some good conversation and awareness. That was about as far as as my attention went. Until my thirteen-year-old daughter became a fan.
    Read more...
  • They would huddle in the parking lot, crouched down behind car bumpers, giddy with anticipation, pocket protectors stocked, slide rules hitched on their belt loops. Little boys playing with fire in the guise of genius scientists on the verge of discovery.
    Read more...
  • I often felt guilty, that I wasn’t being a ‘good’ mom to my older kids in the midst of all the urgent needs of all the little ones. Other moms in my older kids’ lives seemed so much more ‘involved’, so much more intricately absorbed into all the detail of every activity. I’d haul around that guilt slung over one shoulder, double-packed tatty diaper bag slung over the other shoulder, as we shopped for prom dresses and ordered a graduation cap and gown and navigated teen life with toddlers in tow.
    Read more...

Join the Conversation

  1. 10 Productive Tasks You Can Do in Only 10 Minutes

    Tori said "Cleaning out our stainless steel sink with baking soda. Super easy and makes a big difference!" Read More
Join the e-Club

Receive Weekly allmomdoes Updates in Your Inbox!