1. In Kindergarden I stood at the door and cried before my first day of school.
Not because I was scared to go in, but because I wanted to be in the Ernie’s and not the Berts.
You mothered me in.
2. In 1st grade you stuck a GIJoe in my lunch bag. I told Brian Lai you were the best mom ever.
You still are.
3. In 2nd grade you told Ms. Davis Read more.
For some reason we hold onto the belief that when our kids see us working hard, slaving away hours, bring home the bacon, that they know we are doing it because we love them.
Hey you. Answer the dummy phone. I’m calling you.
Not only do they not believe we are doing it for them, they believe we are doing it because we like IT more than THEM.
You can say “Mommy has Read more.
There are moments when you realize life is sprinting by you…
So instead of spending so much time chasing dreams…
Just stop and enjoy the one you are in…
It’s better that way…
The tall one (4’11”) came to me in the winter of ‘97. Bronzed and fine as hell. She lived for this thing called snowboarding that my Latino roots had never seen. Everything was bronzed exept for her 18 year old eyes. They had this raccoon tan that I quizzically found attractive. I thought…”If she is ok walking around with that tan, she must be confident.” Since we met, that raccoon Read more.
Winter has been good to me and my little family.
I have been gone less.
I have been around friends and family more.
But alas, in the line of work I have chosen for myself, this never lasts too long.
The road brings the paycheck.
So here are some rules we like to have in place so road life is not the end of family life.
1. The spouse is the first person I talk to Read more.
1:40 am, 1/2 a bottle of wine, and thousands of dollars in math later…
I was exhausted.
We have more medical bills than we have money.
We can live for 7 months in a single wide with the amount I have in retirement.
The credit cards are nice and plump paying for the surgery.
My laptop decided to crash in the middle of paying those bills…for the second time that day.
Writing my upcoming Read more.
To be a man of God has nothing to do with how loud you can scream.
Although screaming loudly is fun and appropriate in the moment.
When Joshua screamed walls literally came down.
But he shouted for God. Not for himself.
So when you scream, scream loud enough that walls shake.
And they fall for Christ alone.
To be a man of God has nothing to do with how much you can lift.
Although lifting is Read more.
So a long time ago
, a LONG time ago, I used to use my youtube channel to intentionally create and capture moments that me and my family would have.
I know they used to encourage many and honestly, I just love sharing the capers me and my beautiful family go on!
So I’m starting a new little YouTube show called My Whitts. Cause let’s be honest, our families drive us to our whits ends.
Hope you enjoy The Whittaker family taking you Read more.
I don’t do the mom blog thing enough. Here’s to mom bloggers…
My family is low maintenence.
I don’t want to deny this for the sake of being humble.
We drag our kids around the country and now, around the world with the greatest of ease.
It actually is as easy as it appears.
But we also began dragging them around when they were days old.
Except Losiah. He got a 6 month relaxation period Read more.