• 2 Years of Speech

    2 Years of Speech

     SJ said her first word just barely over two years ago, when she was three years old. She said "up" and pointed to go upstairs. I freaked out. Just a little bit. From then on

  • My Loud Dishwasher

    My Loud Dishwasher

    Most of my adult life I have been washing dishes by hand. I know it shocking that there are people in AMERICA in the 21st century that do not have dishwashers, but it's true!  

  • Meeting a Project Runway Fashion Designer

    Meeting a Project Runway Fashion Designer

    A couple years ago my best friend called me to let me know that there was a deaf designer on Project Runway that signed and had a cochlear implant. I had never watched the show

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 its

Cow Under-appreciation Day

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Creativity, Frugal Living|Tags: , , , |

First off let me say that I love Chick-fil-A. If you read my blog then you probably already know that I am HUGE fan. However I do want to bring some attention to how Cow Appreciation

My Personal Hearing Loss Story

By | July 1st, 2016|Categories: Hearing Loss|Tags: , , , , , |

This might be a bit of a bore, but I just got hearing aids and there are a lot of people shocked to learn that I have hearing loss. Shoot, even I am a little

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.

Baby Elle 5 Months

By | April 29th, 2016|Categories: My Life|Tags: , , , |

Here we are on the tippy tail end of Aril and Elle is closer to 6 months than she is to 5, but I haven't posted an update yet. At 5 months she weighed 17 pounds.

Mail Organization Tips for Small Spaces

By | April 28th, 2016|Categories: Lifestyle, Simple Living|Tags: , , , , |

As someone who has a large family in a small space I know how challenging it is to find ways to have good mail organization without an office. However it's even more imperative that we do keep

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

Messy Blog

By | April 11th, 2016|Categories: My Life|Tags: , , , , |

Every once in a while I have to do some house keeping on the blog. If you know me, or even if you just note the name of my blog, I am not that great

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

Personality Tests

By | March 30th, 2016|Categories: My Life, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

I have been reading H3 Leadership by Brad Lomenick while we are out of town for spring break and it has been really enlightening. In the chapter "A Habit of Self- Discovery" Lomenick suggests several different

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

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