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...]

Chicken Pox!

chicken pox

Yep, that's what our week has been this week. Our eldest started with chicken pox on Sunday. He's been pretty miserable and complaining of pain on and off. I vaguely remember having them when I was 7 or so, but I don't remember being in pain. Poor kid! Oatmeal baths have been his friend. He's starting to be on the mend though. I didn't [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...]

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...]