In response to “I’m just not into toddlers, even my own”

when you don't enjoy a parenting stage

I recently read this blog post written by a mom of 3 little ones, who is also a clinical psychologist. To sum up the article, Samantha (the mom) writes that she struggles with the toddler stage. She doesn't enjoy it and she realizes that she tends to not handle it in the best way. Believe me, I get it, Samantha! I have 4 little ones; my [More...]


8 Life Lessons Learned from a Nature Walk

nature walk

I've been taking the kids on fairly frequent nature walks so that they can become more familiar with, well, nature. The birds and bugs and plants. To become more observant. But I've been learning myself that there are a lot of life lessons to be learned on these walks as well. Lesson 1: Obedience. If mom says to stay off the parking lot, is [More...]

Praying for the Small Things

Praying for the Small Things

When my husband and I were newly married my mother-in-law gave us her old table set. It was nice, a dark wood table with 2 leaves and 4 chairs to go with it. Over time, however, we realized that it wasn't holding up to our growing family. It was fine size-wise but the chairs got all stained (they had fabric covers on the seats) and the varnish on [More...]

Do it Heartily as to the Lord

This was the verse for my devotional today: And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. Colossians. 3: 23, 24 NKJV I needed this reminder. So often I get frustrated with breaking up another argument between the kids [More...]

Alone Yet Not Alone Hymn

I heard this gorgeous song sung by Joni Eareckson Tada and I had to share. You can buy the MP3 of Alone Yet Not Alone here on Amazon. The song is featured in the new movie of the same title, which tells of the true story of two sisters who are separated in the French-Indian War. The movie edition of the book is available on Amazon and there is [More...]

An Exhausted Mama’s Homeschool Plan

homeschool tired mom

(image source: FreeDigitalPhotos.net/Feelart)  Last night was not a good night. The baby was up a lot. By a lot, I mean over 12 times. At least 7 of those were before I even finally got to sleep (which didn't happen until after 3.) Needless to say, this Mama is tired. We all have those days. And these are the days when we need to [More...]

Fit to Burst Book Review and Giveaway

fit to burst

Fit to Burst: Abundance, Mayhem, and the Joys of Motherhood, by Rachel Jankovic You may remember a book review that I did quite a while ago on Loving the Little Years, by Rachel Jankovic. Rachel has written a new book, Fit To Burst, and I've been offered the chance to review the book and host another giveaway for a copy! Here's the [More...]