• 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,

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

9 Month Photos

By | September 12th, 2016|Categories: Babies, Uncategorized|

I love photographing this chunky baby. After she was born I decided that I wanted to do an official photo shoot each month. These photos with the suitcase are her 9 month photos, but she

Cleaning House Book Review

By | August 17th, 2016|Categories: Parenting Tips|

A few weeks ago I got the book Cleaning House from the digital online library. I had no idea what to expect with this book, but about half way through I knew I had to

Four Kids in a Grocery Store

By | August 12th, 2016|Categories: Family, Laughter, Motherhood, Uncategorized|

Every once in a while I go somewhere with all four children and seamlessly accomplish the daily tasks at hand. That happens about as often as I find the perfect avocado and consume it at it's

Postpartum Haircut

By | June 10th, 2016|Categories: Pregnancy & Birth, Uncategorized|

It's common to loose hair after pregnancy and I am not exempt from this hormonal misfortune.  When I am in those first postpartum months I shed more hair than a Chow on a hot day.

Home Stretch for This School Year

By | April 21st, 2016|Categories: Schooling|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It's official. I turned in re-enrollment forms for both of my school age kiddos. SJ will be going into 1st grade and Z is going into 3rd. I'm really excited about this next milestone for these

Getting Emotional About the Last Baby

By | April 7th, 2016|Categories: Babies & Toddlers, Motherhood|Tags: , , |

While in Texas last week I got to spend some time with Connie (the pastor's wife at the church where we did ministry for many years). She is the same age as my mom and

Create Your Own Speech Therapy Book

By | March 21st, 2016|Categories: Babies & Toddlers, Creativity, Hearing Loss, Schooling, Special Needs|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When SJ was first diagnosed with hearing loss I was encouraged to create an experience book. Books are a great resource for speech delays anyway, but a book that has pictures and experiences that your

Identity and the Internet

By | March 14th, 2016|Categories: Parenting Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Sometimes I wonder if I would be as creative or motivated if it weren't for social media. Kind of like if-a-tree-falls-in-the-woods-and-no-one-hears-it-does-it-make-a-sound kind of thing. Do I worry too much about sharing and not live in

Elle at 4 months

By | March 11th, 2016|Categories: Babies, My Life|

Elle has had a major growth spurt over the past month. It's like someone pulled the cord on a self inflating raft and she just instantly filled out. She is currently sitting at 14 pounds

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