Author Archive | ameliar

When Mama Goes to the Hospital

When Mama Goes to the Hospital

It’s difficult to quietly exit the house and leave your kids while they’re sleeping. Without saying “good morning,” “goodbye” or without receiving those giant running bear hugs. I sat in the dark car and looked down at the heart drawn on my wrist with a Sharpie. We do this when I go to work on the weekends. “Mama, […]

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Rock Chalk Jayhawk: A Night at Allen Fieldhouse

Disclosure: This post and giveaway is sponsored by Kansas Athletics; however, all opinions are those of the author. We hopped in our van, as a family, on a Wednesday night and chased the gorgeous fading Kansas sunset, all the way to Allen Fieldhouse. Once inside, we peered inside the glass cases holding championship memorabilia. We […]

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Running the Church-A-Thon

I don’t get to sit with my boys in church very often. On the rare occasion that I take off from work, I really do love going. . Although, it’s similar to running a marathon, I think. It must be. I haven’t run a marathon, but I have watched several. I am just imagining the training: getting three boys […]

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Help Needed

Having twins is crazy, mesmerizing, beautiful and unexplainable. Also, overwhelmingly hard. You work constantly, as a mother, to make sure each individual boy knows how very unique and special he is. All the while knowing how many countless ways they are very much the same. Same birthday. Same gender. Same wiggly teeth. Same hair. Same […]

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Teaching Kids About Death, Dying and Funerals

Teaching Kids About Death, Dying and Funerals

Sometimes my kids ask me relatively simple questions to answer. A case in point: “Do zombies poop their pants, Mom?” Since zombies aren’t functioning at the highest level, I assume they aren’t too focused on making it to the toilet on time. When I told my boys that yes, I think zombies do poop their […]

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