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

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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

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  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

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(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

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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...]

You’re Still a Good Mom

You're still a good Mom

  Today I was shocked to read a post on a popular blog's Facebook status that was openly judging another Mom. Not only that, she was encouraging others to judge, as well. She had linked to an article that was talking about how a woman faced harsh judgments online for saying that she only bathed her infant son once a week. The Facebook [More...]

The Increase that Children Bring

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Image: Vlado/FreeDigitalPhotos.net I was reading through some of the Proverbs and this verse stuck out at me. Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; But much increase comes by the strength of an ox. Proverbs 14:4 NKJV And it made me think of how life is with kids. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to compare my lovely children to large [More...]