i guess this is what you get when you let your kids jump on the coffee table

kathyescobar mommydom, the fam 25 Comments

yeah, we have a family friendly house. there’s lots of jumping and moving and ball bouncing and outside voices at casa del escobar.  our coffee table is sometimes a dance floor and even jose’s been known to pop up there now and then and shake his booty.  well, this is what you sometimes get when you let your kids jump on the coffee table:  the owie of all owies.  yesterday, jonas, one of the almost 9 year old twins, cut his leg, like seriously cut his …

goodly parenting (yep, that’s two o’s)

kathyescobar ex good christian women, healing, just because i thought it was fun, mommydom, the carnival in my head, the fam 11 Comments

my friend brian at the cheek of God is doing a guest posting series on parenting.  he’s been a faithful carnival commenter & i am so thankful to have crossed paths out here in blogland. love his writing, love his heart.  i thought since our readerships are really different i’d cross-post it here. the question was:  how has parenting changed you? * * * * * when i was pregnant with my oldest child, who’s now 16 ½ years old, my husband and i were at …

kids & faith: what are we creating?

kathyescobar church stuff, ex good christian women, mommydom, relationships, the carnival in my head, the fam 24 Comments

my kids went back to school last week.  all five of them, out the door by 7:30 am.  ah, a little bit of quiet & freedom back in my day,  although i always hate to say goodbye to summer & oh, yeah, i always forget my refuge life is far from quiet. my oldest is a junior this year. my daughter starts high school as a freshman and my next son is starting middle school.  the twins are now in 3rd grade & every day i am more and …

today i thank God for my babies

kathyescobar mommydom, the fam 5 Comments

mother’s day 2008   life out of nothing chosen, picked, destined to be part of me. part of us. God knew these would be mine, ours. to love, nurture, remind that life is beautiful, good hard fragile that they are exactly who they are supposed to be. strong.  loved.  meant to dream. and we will fight for them always, fiercely protect gently love loudly laugh gladly sacrifice constantly apologize. because time flies and before i know it they’ll be gone. so today i thank God, for …

MOMFB – making other mommies feel better

kathyescobar ex good christian women, mommydom 15 Comments

 ah, in this picture we look so neat and tidy.  all my little j’s–jared, jamison, josh, jose (who helped create these beautiful babes), julia, and jonas.  so squared away.  so on top of life.  looks can be deceiving.  don’t for a minute think that a 10 second snapshot captures reality.  just take one step into  my house unannounced.  ask my kids.  ask jose. ask my friends from the refuge. pictures lie.  i love our life. i am happy.  yes, i wish i had someone who could help …