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Counting it All Joy

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. James 1:2 NLT The month of September has not…

Restaurant Style Steak

Unless you’re a chef by trade, you have probably noticed that your steaks at home don’t quite match up to the flavor and quality of those in a¬†good…

Homeschool or Public: My personal struggle

We have 3 children. When our oldest was getting close to school age, there was an internal debate going on inside of me. Homeschool, or Public. I WANTED…

The Woman in the Waiting Room

I recently had to take my son to the emergency room due to a migraine. (Turns out he had strep. No fun!) It was an extremely busy night….

The Incident

Traumatizing…that is how I would describe “The Incident” as I have officially named it. For the entire year that my son was 2, he would paint with his…

You Won’t Believe What She Did When She Saw This…

Admit it. That title gets under your skin just a bit, doesn’t it? Combined with the image, it generates any number of emotions. Curiosity, worry, concern, anger… Welcome…

My Husband Is Not My Other Child

“I figured I better let momma decide where everything goes!” This is what the waitress said to me with a laugh. Then with a slightly more direct and…

Kindness is Exponential

I’m sitting in the drive through, in a long line in 90 degree weather in a car with out air conditioning. The lady in front of me has…

Cool School Mom Level: 0

My firstborn was, and still is, excited about school. He loves to learn, and loves making friends. My second, the independently intelligent social butterfly, is equally excited for…

Confessions Of A Dirty Mom

I am a horrible housekeeper. No really. I’m not just being hard on myself. My mother had the gift. It was not passed on. I try, really I…

The Day I Gave Up Breastfeeding

I remember the last time I breastfed my youngest. She was three months old. I had great plans of going much longer than we did. Sadly, it did…

Why I Don’t Teach My Kids To Share

First off, let me clarify by saying I don’t tell my kids that sharing is bad. Quite the opposite. To the best of my ability, I teach them…

Making Garden Soil With Diapers

Here is a nifty, and environmentally friendly garden trick! Instead of paying high prices for slow release fertilizer or moisture control potting soil, you can make it yourself…

God’s Love Demonstrated Through Motherhood

There is something magical about the way we love our children. Especially infants. My youngest is currently 6 months old. There are moments when I look at her…

Water Color Birch Trees

Earth Day is April 22nd, and it’s kind of a big deal here in our house! We made these water color birch trees in celebration last year. Whether…

Quick and Easy Way To Cut Long Hair

Taking kids to the salon can add up pretty quick. Going to a professional will always look better, but saving a few dollars here and there can be…

The Other Side Of Food Stamps: What No One Is Saying

There is so much confusion, hate, and judgement thrown out when the topic of government assistance is brought up. The people who are not saying much though, are…

Rice Crispy Easter Egg Treats

Here’s a yummy one for the whole family! A holiday twist on a timeless classic. What you need: 3 tbl butter 1 10oz package of marshmallows M&M’s 1…

Planting Seedlings With Your Kids

It’s spring time! It’s often cheaper to do seed starts indoors a month or two before planting season hits full swing. Even if you are not a gardener,…

Planting Trees: My Theme Song

One of my favorite artists, Andrew Peterson, wrote a song entitled Planting Trees. I do believe it is my theme song. More than just in parenting, in life…

There Went The Neighborhood

“Why are you calling me?” This was the response given to me after calling a woman I had never met to let her know her daughter was at…

Basic Tips Before Planting Your Garden

Many moons ago, I used to manage and write on a gardening blog. Because we lived in an apartment at the time, much of what I wrote pertained…

Too Much Coffee…

Okay, so I have typed the first sentence of this post three times. Type, back space. Type, back space. Type, back space. Each time I have hit the…

The Missing Snap Shot

I recently went looking for a picture of my children laughing. Like really laughing. Face red, head back, eyes watering. It happens all the time. Laughter constantly rings…

The Destructive Side To Learning

I recently discovered, quite by surprise, that my 4 year old daughter could write her name. We have been struggling to learn her ABC’s for some time. She’s…