• 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

  • How To Never Offend Anyone

    How To Never Offend Anyone

    I feel like I have seen it all when it comes to online links touting things you should never say. What not to say to a mother of twins What not to say to a

  • Through Mother’s Eyes

    Through Mother’s Eyes

    This week I have been talking about books. As I already mentioned I recently read Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan and Surprised By Motherhood by Lisa Jo Baker . The authors themselves and the

Supporting Your Kids’ Home School Needs

By | February 8th, 2022|Categories: education, Family, Motherhood, Parenting Tips, Schooling|

How has your experience with home school been? Maybe you’ve got on really well? Or maybe some ups and downs? Home school has been a bit of a mixed bag for all of us, and

Tips for Helping Your Child to Read

By | January 4th, 2021|Categories: education, Motherhood, Parenting Tips, Schooling, Special Needs|

As a mom, one of the hardest things to face is the fact that your child may not be progressing as quickly as they should. If your child is not reading at the correct grade

Weaning Feelings and Other Big Emotions

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Babies & Toddlers, Motherhood, Pregnancy & Birth, Uncategorized|

Elle has been weaned from breastfeeding for almost one week now. She is still a little restless at bedtime as she transitions into a new routine, but for the most part I think we've completely

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

How Do I Know I am Done Having Babies?

By | June 2nd, 2015|Categories: Family, Motherhood, Pregnancy & Birth|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

J and I always wanted a big family. We were in agreement, but we never set a number. It seems for a lot of people they have always known exactly how many kids they wanted, but I

Mothers Are Like Clocks

By | May 1st, 2015|Categories: Family, Motherhood, Uncategorized|

Long ago, before we even had children we bought this large clock for our kitchen. It actually set itself automatically and changed when the time changes twice a year. It was just a simple analog


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