• Freedom From Parenting Guilt

    Freedom From Parenting Guilt

    Like most parents I fear that I fall short with my children. I worry that I don’t have what it takes as a mom and that I could possibly ruin my one shot at this child rearing

  • Are Unexcused Absences Ever Excusable?

    Are Unexcused Absences Ever Excusable?

    I take school and academics very seriously, but I am not opposed to missing a day every once in a while even when the reasons aren't related to death or illness. Maybe you've seen some

  • 10 Ways To Feel Loved and Adored By Your Spouse

    10 Ways To Feel Loved and Adored By Your Spouse

    (originally posted on November 11, 2013) Imagine your husband brings home a rare painting in an ornate frame and he wants to hang it up in the living room, but you can’t find any nails,

2022 Christmas Card Reveal

By | December 21st, 2022|Categories: Crafts, Family, Laughter, Uncategorized|

It's that time of year! Time for the Busches annual Christmas card. This is our 22nd Christmas card and it's pretty pun-ny, if I do say so myself. Ironically I had picked out holiday ensembles

Messy Mom Christmas Time Finds

By | November 22nd, 2022|Categories: Crafts, Family, Home, Projects, Uncategorized|

I'm a decorate-after-Thanksgiving kind of girl. Which means Christmas time is just two days away and I am SO EXCITED!!! This week I have a THREE products to promote that will fit right in around

10 Years Later

By | April 30th, 2022|Categories: Special Needs, Uncategorized|

Yesterday was the ten year anniversary of when SJ was diagnosed with profound hearing loss. I wrote about that day in 2012 in a post called "Processing the Diagnosis" Then in 2015 I wrote a

Supporting Your Kids’ Home School Needs

By | February 8th, 2022|Categories: education, Family, Motherhood, Parenting Tips, Schooling|

How has your experience with home school been? Maybe you’ve got on really well? Or maybe some ups and downs? Home school has been a bit of a mixed bag for all of us, and

Tips for Helping Your Child to Read

By | January 4th, 2021|Categories: education, Motherhood, Parenting Tips, Schooling, Special Needs|

As a mom, one of the hardest things to face is the fact that your child may not be progressing as quickly as they should. If your child is not reading at the correct grade

5 Word Puzzles Apps To Challenge Your Brain

By | December 28th, 2020|Categories: education, Family, Lifestyle, Schooling|

Christmas is over and winter is in full swing. To be honest, this season can feel glum and sometimes you wonder if you brain is turning into mush! Word puzzle apps can be a great

Ten Ways Develop a Child’s Attention Span

By | November 16th, 2017|Categories: Parenting Tips, Uncategorized|

10 ways to develop a child's attention spans for long term success. I just got back from Word Camp which is a conference for people that use the website platform Word Press. The crowd there

Weaning Feelings and Other Big Emotions

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Babies & Toddlers, Motherhood, Pregnancy & Birth, Uncategorized|

Elle has been weaned from breastfeeding for almost one week now. She is still a little restless at bedtime as she transitions into a new routine, but for the most part I think we've completely

Top 10 Things I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Motherhood

By | August 30th, 2017|Categories: Laughter, Parenting Tips, Uncategorized|

I can't believe I now have a decade of parenting under my belt. No more rookie status for this Messy Mom; I'm going Pro. Actually, I'll save that status for mothers of teenagers, but I

Meet Isabella

By | March 6th, 2017|Categories: Hearing Loss, Special Needs|

  For SJ's birthday this year I thought it would be really special if she got an American Girl doll and and then we could take the doll to the American Girl Doll Hospital for hearing aids. The

iPhone Cases and Apps That You Will Love

By | January 27th, 2017|Categories: Motherhood, Uncategorized|

First of all I would like to say thank you to JimmyCASE for giving me the chance to review this awesome iPhone SE wallet case. The JimmyCASE iPhone card holder is  ideal for a variety of situations. For dudes,

Digital Citizenship

By | September 14th, 2016|Categories: Parenting Tips, Schooling, Uncategorized|

Sometimes it's scary to think of raising kids in the digital age that we live in. Terrorism, pornography, bullying, and so much more can creep into your home via the computer screen. It wasn't like


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