Malachi’s Birth Story: A Birth That Didn’t Go Quite As We Had Planned

when a birth doesn't go as planned

It's been over a week since Malachi was born, and I'm finally sitting down to write up his birth story! Labour was very quick so there isn't too much to tell really, but I thought that maybe his story could maybe encourage others, as we weren't able to do the birth we'd planned. On August 9th, around 10:30pm, I was laying in bed trying to sleep [More...]

Bible Journaling Psalm 127:3-5

psalm 127

Just wanted to take a minute to share a Bible art journaling entry I did today for Psalm 127:3-5. I know many of you will be familiar with these verses. 3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,     the fruit of the womb a reward. 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior     are the children[a] of one's youth. 5 Blessed is the [More...]

Book Review: Case for Grace for Kids


Case for Grace for Kids Author: Lee Strobel Publisher's Summary: Adapted from The Case for Grace, the latest book by New York Times bestselling author Lee Strobel, The Case for Grace for Kids shows how God’s love is for everyone—no matter what. Through stories of everyday people whose lives have been changed—as well as never-before-told [More...]

Pregnancy Update 29 Weeks

Yep, 29 weeks already. Actually, tomorrow I will be 30 weeks! How in the world did that happen? This pregnancy is flying by! Overall, I'm feeling well.  Sleeping it getting to be a bit trickier as I'm usually a belly-sleeper. But I'm not too tired (until the end of the day) and no major aches or pains. I'm feeling bigger than I remember being [More...]

Essential Oil Bug Repellent (It really works!)

young living essential oil bug repellent

It's that time of year ago...mosquito season! Our back yard has cedar hedges along 2 sides so we are definitely not lacking in any mosquitoes. I hate putting the strong, chemical bug spray on the kids, especially the younger ones who still tend to get stuff in their mouths, but seeing them covered in itchy bug bites seems even worse. I started [More...]

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!


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...]