65.1 F
St. Louis

Natalie Williams

Natalie Williams
24 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
I am a single, working, foster mom, currently to two little boys (4 & 6). When I'm not working, chauffeuring kids to all the things, and dishing out 10,000 meals and snacks per day. I enjoy running and reading!
two kids putting laundry from the basket away

Letting Kids Help When You’re A Control Freak

0
Help is supposed to make a job easier, but all moms know that letting kids help can make a job twice as hard!   Anyone else an OCD control freak like me? I sometimes feel like...
a woman sitting on a chair with a cat on her lap

Help, Sensory Overload! How’s a Mom to Cope?

0
Finding balance when sensory overload hits can restore peace to your home.   Do you know what my very favorite thing to do is? Sit. That’s right. I love to sit on the porch and drink...
a woman sitting on a couch, eyes closed, inhaling the aroma from a steaming cup of coffee

Taking Care of My Sweet Self: Daily Rituals that Make Loving Myself Easy

0
The author, Jen Hatmaker, recently wrote a post talking about the things that she does for her morning self and night self in order to take care of her 'sweet self.' First off, I...

Systemic Racism: Hard Conversations Not Every Mother Has to Have

0
Not every child is raised the same; systemic racism creeps in to erase a part of childhood innocence.  If you have played Chutes and Ladders 10,000 times as I have, you know the four little...
a mom and her son reading holiday books on the couch

Holiday Children’s Books: Festive Stories to Read with Your Kids

0
  I have a problem with books, especially children's books, and holidays seem to be a great excuse to find some new treasured stories! I have magical visions of curling up with the kids, drinking...
a dark, starry sky

Survivor of Suicide

0
I am a survivor of suicide, not in that I have attempted suicide and survived, but I have lost a loved one to suicide. It's a confusing term to many. This year, we recognize...
a stack of books with a wooden dinosaur on it

New Homeschooling Mom: Three Things I Have Learned

0
When in-person learning is off of the table and virtual learning isn't working, becoming a new homeschooling mom may become your reality.   You guys. This year is so ridiculous. I was slowly adjusting to working...

Ready to Dive In? Goldfish Swim School to the Rescue

0
My main reason for wanting my boys to take swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School was because last summer, we moved into a house with a large above the ground pool, and I was...
a close up of a garden gloved hand pulling weeds

Three Life Lessons That I Learned From Pulling Weeds

0
The life lessons that come from pulling weeds are both beautifully simplistic and deep rooted.   A few weeks ago, I was out in the backyard, pushing one of my boys on the swing set when...

I Can’t Breathe

0
“I can’t breathe.”     George Floyd literally had his breath taken from him. As a world, we are pouring extensive resources into manufacturing ventilators to help those with COVID-19 breathe, and yet we are taking the...