Angel Varney

Confessions of A Sleep Deprived Mama

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When it comes to matters of sleep, I could write a book. Really. That book might not be a short one either. I wish I was kidding. By this point in motherhood (seven years...

Of Motherhood and Marriage

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"I just need five minutes of your time, Angel. Five minutes and that is all." He was frustrated at my lack of attentiveness and I could tell. It sounded like too much. I sighed and sat...

Back To School: Transitioning When the Little Nest is Empty

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Webster defines transition as movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change. I would define it as the state that I am in now. I also might...

Letting the Little Things Go…What I’ve Learned Parenting a Strong Willed Child

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Not long ago a friend and I were talking about children of ours that were just "harder" to parent than our other children. We laughed and shared wild antics of shenanigans that have gone...

Mama’s Performance Review

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So nobody handed me a guidebook in the delivery room and said, "Here you go dear. Here are your expectations for the year and if your baby is found completing milestones x, y and...

What Your Kids Really Want To Do This Summer

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A few days ago I sat down, pen in hand, with my littles at the kitchen table. I'd been meaning to make a list of fun things that each child wanted to do over the...

What Really Stinks About Foster Care

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I finally made it up to her room nine days after she left. I moved into the room slowly and left the lights off not wanting to reveal too much too soon. I'd been dreading...