• 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

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

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

Mornings as a Deaf Child With Cochlear Implants

By | March 9th, 2016|Categories: Special Needs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The other day someone asked me about SJ's cochlear implants. The person I was talking with had never heard of them before. I hadn't either before I had a deaf child. They are such a

The Big Six

By | March 8th, 2016|Categories: Frugal Living, Motherhood, Parties, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

SJ turned 6 years old on Friday. If you have spent any time around MessyMom.com then you probably know I like to party. SJ has had a Cupcake Party, Green Eggs and Ham Party, Donut

A Safer Internet

By | March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Family, Schooling|Tags: , , , , |

I knew the day would come when we wanted some kind of filter for the internet and with an 8 year old doing reports and searches online that day is here. I have been asking friends

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