Author Archive | Meg

Working on My Mom P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E

Working on My Mom P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E

I’ll always remember my grandmother spelling P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E out loud to my grandfather during a car ride once. We were stopped in traffic waiting on construction. He went to turn the car around, and she stopped him. By the time she had finished spelling the word, the sign had flipped to “slow,” and we were on […]

0
10679828_10203630490375272_3936821560563386924_o

Surrendering to Motherhood

In eight years of being a mom, I never cried “uncle.” Until last summer, in July, when I called my own mother in tears and begged her to come down and help me. I had 6-week-old twins, one of whom never stopped crying. And I was at the lowest point I’d been, ever, as a […]

1
Naples

On the Road with JMB: Jax to Naples

Located about two hours south of Tampa, Naples is a beautiful city on Florida’s west coast. While it can be a solid six-hour drive from Jacksonville, it is definitely worth the trip. Beautiful beaches and plenty of kid-friendly activities make it a fun place to visit for everyone. When to Go Naples has a “season” […]

0
sackssix600

Learning to Love My Big Family

This is not how I planned my life. And by that I mean — four kids didn’t even occur to me. I grew up as one of three, and that’s what I wanted for my own family. For a few long, dark years, we weren’t even sure we would have a second child. And then […]

1
208972_10200170169029401_648100964_n

I’ll Always Want Another Baby, But I Don’t Want More Kids!

This weekend, I cleaned out my twins’ closet. My son is giant, 20 pounds at eight months, and pretty much skipped straight from six-month clothes to 12-month clothes. I missed a box, stored under the bed, of hand-me-downs that he had already outgrown, and there were things in the closet I knew didn’t fit him anymore. […]

1