• 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,

Our Pretty Little Girls

By | September 17th, 2015|Categories: Family, Special Needs|

This was my status update last night on Facebook. "Today Sedona found a penny and two nickels. Tonight when she prayed she said "Dear Jesus, thank you me find three dollars so I can go

What I Wore the 2nd Trimester

By | September 15th, 2015|Categories: Pregnancy & Birth|Tags: , , , , , , , |

From the creator of What I Wore the 1st Trimester comes the next set in the trilogy. Unfortunately, I have been very busy the last three months so unlike the first installment where I had my

Freedom From Parenting Guilt

By | September 14th, 2015|Categories: Family, Motherhood, Parenting Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

Books and Toys for 8 Year Old Boys

By | September 11th, 2015|Categories: Parenting Tips, Schooling|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As you may have noticed I have been in birthday mode and that is what sparked the idea for a list of gift ideas, but even if there are no children's birthdays coming up for

My #1 Son

By | September 4th, 2015|Categories: Motherhood, My Life|Tags: , , , |

  There really isn't anything significant about turning 8 and yet somehow Z is changing so much all of the sudden! It really snuck up on me, but I first noticed it when I did

Thoughts From My 7 Year Old

By | September 3rd, 2015|Categories: Family, My Life, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Tomorrow Z turns 8. This will be the last time I do a post about the funny things he said through the year. He's getting so mature I don't want to embarrass him when he

Goodbye 2nd Trimester

By | September 2nd, 2015|Categories: Pregnancy & Birth|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  I was explaining to the kids that I was in the last trimester or the final third of my pregnancy. I said "It's like if you were running 3 laps, we already ran two

Keep Your Kids Inside When Mowing the Lawn

By | September 1st, 2015|Categories: Parenting Tips, Special Needs|Tags: , , , , |

Yesterday I mentioned Jude in my post about having a special needs child. While Jude has always been special, adorable, and loads of fun he wasn't born with any disabilities or particular medical issues. However,

Living in Holland (Thoughts From a Special Needs Mom)

By | August 31st, 2015|Categories: Motherhood, My Life, Parenting Tips, Special Needs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

If you have a  child diagnosed with some form of special needs then you have probably come across the "Welcome To Holland" essay by Emily Perl Kingsley. Basically it compares the shock of finding out your

Ideas for Helping Kids With Daily Routines

By | August 27th, 2015|Categories: Parenting Tips, Schooling, Special Needs|Tags: , , , , , , , |

"Routines involve repetition.  Repetition involves predictability. Predictability involves stability. Stability involves security.  Kids crave routines because routines make kids feel safe and secure." - Maci Elkins When I was a new mom I read "Baby

Carter’s Size 8 and More!

By | August 24th, 2015|Categories: Babies & Toddlers, Frugal Living, Schooling|Tags: , , , , , , |

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carter’s. The opinions stated in this review are genuine.  When I mentioned that I was doing our back-to-school clothes shopping at Carter's you all

First Week of School 2015

By | August 21st, 2015|Categories: Lifestyle, My Life, Schooling, Uncategorized|

I have felt really optimistic about this first week of school until it all came crashing down today. J has had to take over car pooling/kid watching due to me having a fever and barely


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