Archives For Motherhood

Not About Me

Kim —  August 15, 2011 — 15 Comments

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

~Matthew 5:43-48

So what exactly does this mean? I can tell you what it means to me and where it takes me. Continue Reading…

And Now We Are Home-Wife Edition

Kim —  January 6, 2011 — 1 Comment

Yes, you know we are home now. I have had a much harder time adjusting to the time change than I did in years past. I have barely left the house in two days, the laundry is a mile high and I’m still in my pajamas…. I’m determined to leave the house tomorrow, wake up at a normal time and not go back to sleep after the girls are off to school. I can do it! I kinda have to or else we won’t have any food to eat.

I have also learned things about myself and my family while we were in Phoenix. And I will now share my list of learnt things:

  1. spending time with my Saunders family is always a great time no matter what we are doing
  2. I don’t like scary movies but I will watch them all the time if it means being sammich’ed between two of my favorite people
  3. when geocaching, sometimes its best to take the long way. Makes more memories that way.
  4. when climbing up a cliff, use the fence. It’s mo’betta’.
  5. some people like to high five. I like to high five.
  6. I am ok eating Rito’s once a year
  7. BoSa donuts is good. Which makes it bad.
  8. you can’t force people to understand how you feel. All you can do is tell them.
  9. Jackson and his dance parties at sleepy time is kinda funny
  10. I have no clue what my kids eat while on vacation. And I’m okay with that.
  11. you don’t have to have known kids all of their life to love them just the same
  12. I enjoy going home as much as I do coming home

Those are a few things I learnt while in Arizona. Good times.

Taking Sick Days

Kim —  September 13, 2010 — 1 Comment

Where to begin…


I have been pretty sick this past week with an insane head cold that made its way in to my chest so I have been forced to do only what I have to and relax the rest of the time. It has not been fun but then again I think I need to get sick every once in a while so slow myself down.  In the few days that I took to rest myself, I started to think we, (mothers and wives), are the glue to our families. Now don’t get me wrong, I completely agree and support a woman’s role in marriage but I often say to myself, “what would you do without me?” and in return Ben would say, “I don’t know what we’d do without you.”


I, like most women, play several different roles on any given day; Chef, counselor, nanny, accountant, chauffer, nurse…and that’s to name a few. For those that don’t know, Ben works for an amazing company, loves what he does and I work for our family. I stay at home with our three amazing kids and I am often asked, “What do you do?”’ Most of the time I say, “Nothing,” but that seems to bother me lately. So I have decided to start saying, “Whatever I want!” I don’t really get to do whatever I want, but it sure sounds better than nothing!


…and in the few ‘sick days’ I took off from work I started to ask myself some fun questions:

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Jack vs the Bunny

Kim —  April 23, 2009 — 2 Comments

Here’s a typical day at home, with Jack:

He’s trying to get the ears off
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