My Reaction Was Worse

my reaction was worse

Our week got off to a rocky start. On Monday morning my older two children (ages 5.5 and 6.5) were playing nicely upstairs. My daughter came down briefly to get her knitting bag and I thought they must be knitting up there. I know..silly assumptions. About 15 minutes later they came downstairs, and I saw this. "You cut your [More...]


Reasons Moms Love Having Kids

love having kids

  Have you ever noticed that if you get together with a group of moms, it's not an uncommon thing for them to start chatting about all of the negative things about having kids. How little sleep we get. (and yes, I've been guilty of this one) How we moms never get self time. How much mess they make. How long it's been since we [More...]

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...]

Why Newborn Sleep Training is Unhealthy

newborn sleep training

      I just read this article about how to make your newborn sleep through the night ¬†and to be honest, it made me angry. Why? Because newborns weren't made to sleep through the night! Of course, there is the odd time when a newborn will sleep 5 or 6 hours a night from the start but that is not the norm. Most [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...]

The Mom Who Took Away All of the Toys

took away toys

  Once upon a time, there was a family with 4 young children. Over time, those children slowly stopped being thankful for what they had and started wanting more all of the time. The mom and dad didn't quite catch on quickly enough, or maybe they just were in denial. But one day, when those sweet young children were whining and complaining [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...]