Potty Trained!

potty training

Josiah has taught me a lot in his 4 years. He was a very difficult to please baby. To the point where, I actually had someone tell me that I must be doing something wrong, not giving him enough attention, because normal babies didn't cry as much as he did. He met some major milestones early, like when he pulled himself up standing at 5 months [More...]


Laugh Out Loud Pocket Doodles for Boys Book Review

pocketdoodles

Yep, another book review! I usually try not to do too many close together but I thought this one would make a great buy for people taking car trips or to have on hand for rainy days while camping.   My son (he's 7.5) really is enjoying this book. He loves jokes and we're glad he's learning some new ones that we haven't heard 10 times [More...]

Book Review: Case for Grace for Kids

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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...]

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...]

Crooked Legs but No Autism!

Quite a while ago I shared that we had some concerns about my 3 year-old's development and that he was going to be assessed for global delays. After being totally blown off by the first doctor we saw, we learned that because of his age we didn't actually need a doctor's referral for him to be assessed. Yesterday we finally had his appointment. [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...]