Why We Don’t Give Our Children An Allowance (and how they earn money)

no allowance

  Giving children an allowance seems to be a pretty common practice. Sometimes it's done "just because" and other times it's attached to chores. Other times it's done just to give children an opportunity to learn how to manage money. Our children don't get an allowance, for several reasons. The main one being, giving an allowance [More...]


Gender Reveal!

March1

It's a..... Boy! Everything looks good, baby is measuring properly for dates, and we need to start thinking of boy names, and keeping our eyes out for more boy clothes. Most of our kid-clothing has been bought or gifted used, so most things are worn out after going through 1 or 2 children before our 3 boys. [More...]

Free Butterfly Garden Kit Offer

ASL butterfly

I just found a great offer! If you upload a picture of your children doing the ASL sign for "butterfly", the National Wildlife Federation will send you a free butterfly garden kit! Go here to get yours! This is while supplies last, so don't wait! [More...]

Review: Home School, Why Bother? (And a God’s Not Dead Giveaway)

home school: why bother?

Home school: Why Bother? Is Home School an Advantage or Disadvantage? By: Leslie Dahl   Book Summary The blood, sweat and tears involved in home schooling begs the question: why bother? It is much easier to send our children to public school—let the system deal with the stress. Is all the time, effort and sacrifice really worth it? [More...]

Pregnancy Update 10 Weeks

week 10

image credit: babygaga.com   I've been busy lately and struggling with writer's block. Not a very productive mix for try to blog! I don't have exact dates yet, but I'm already about 10 weeks along! A few weeks farther than my last pregnany lasted. I know that reaching the 2nd trimester doesn't mean the pregnancy will be completely [More...]

A New Year’s Announcement

rainbow baby pregnancy announcement

Happy New Year! I pray that your year is full of love, laughter, and uncountable blessings. I wanted to start the new year off with good news, so here you go! Our good news :) [More...]

6 Lessons I Learned Through Early Pregnancy Loss

early pregnancy loss

  I know there are lots of articles out there about pregnancy loss, but I think an early pregnancy loss is different in some ways than others. Not to say one is worse than the other, but that the emotions are just different. Also, I think the view that society seems to have on early loss is different. I didn't ever see the baby on [More...]