Mom is in charge. In charge means you should delegate.

“To innovate does not necessarily mean to expand; very often it means to simplify…divide the work and delegate responsibility. There is a difference between being responsible for getting the work done and doing the work yourself.” –M. Russel Ballard, “O BeWise” By Horia Varlan, http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4056/4477808551_18e0931726.jpg My father-in-law recently sold his software business. While succeeding as a…

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Good Enough

  August 2011: Standing over a bubbling pot of rice on a hot afternoon, kids rolling around on the sticky, lettuce-strewn linoleum, I had a mutinous revelation. I was spending too much time cooking, and I didn’t like it. I did not like it! I’m supposed to love cooking. By the time I was in high school,…

A Time for Change

Like a folk song from the 60’s, people keep telling me there’s a time and season for everything. “I’m exhausted,” I say, “the baby’s not sleeping well.” A knowing wink, a nod of the head, “It won’t last forever,” they say, “It’s just your season.” (Turn, turn, turn!) “I can clean all day,” I say,…

Medieval Grandmas

This is DH and I a few weeks before we got engaged: Wait–is my Geek showing? Good. And huzzah! That weapon I’m wearing was actually DH’s first birthday present to me. He really knows how to woo. Woo me, at least. But then, we did meet in BYU’s medieval history club (aka The Quill and…

My “Have Done” List

It’s 1:15. There’s a house under all this mess, and it’s starting to smell weird. I sigh. It’s like Groundhog Day.  No matter how much I clean, it will look the same it does now by the time I wake up in the morning. Yet it has to be done. I set my timer for…

Work Party

I’ve regressed. See me hiding there in the corner behind my mother’s legs, because I’m afraid of all the people? Actually, I’m with my husband at a company party, holding his hand and staring at all the grown-ups who actually know how to talk to each other. They come into this shiny grown-up fourth-floor office…

D-MER WTF

After my second (Pixie) was born, I waited for the depression to hit the way it had with Bug. It never did. Between the sleep deprivation and the everyday stresses of life, I did have some trouble, but I was prepared, and this time I knew how to handle it. Making sure that I napped…