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  • 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?

    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

    (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, [...]

Cleaning House Book Review

By |August 17, 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 share it with all of my mom friends! Side note, if you are a book lover and not using your local libraries online options then you really need [...]

Four Kids in a Grocery Store

By |August 12, 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 its peak ripeness. It is an anomaly. Last week I attempted grocery shopping with all four kids. I have done it before and managed okay, but I try to avoid [...]

Postpartum Haircut

By |June 10, 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. I can't stand it. I decided after my second pregnancy that I would just cut my hair off to make it more tolerable. So that's what I have done [...]

Home Stretch for This School Year

By |April 21, 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 two. Not a lot will change for SJ because her school uses a montesorri type format. So she will be in the same classroom with a lot of [...]

Getting Emotional About the Last Baby

By |April 7, 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 always has so much valuable wisdom to impart. When talking about motherhood Connie reminisced about her only daughter graduating from High School and leaving for college. This was [...]

Create Your Own Speech Therapy Book

By |March 21, 2016|Categories: Babies & Toddlers, Creativity, Hearing Loss, Schooling, Special Needs, Speech Therapy|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 child can directly identify with is even better. I try to make a new one every year so that we can expand on what she has learned. Here [...]

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