The question I've gotten pretty often is, "how do you do it?" What they mean is how do I balance everything when I have a husband, 4 kids, full time job, and graduate school. Sometimes my answer is "I really don't know." Other times my answer is "I didn't give myself an option." I always … Continue reading How to Look Like You Have It All Together
I have heard of the idea of having a family notebook to keep track of important things. I think this can be really helpful to keep track of dates, money spent on certain things, etc. For example, I would put in our notebook a list of the recent car repairs (date, description, place, amount) and … Continue reading Family Notebook
"It's a slow fade when you give yourself away. It's a slow fade when black and white are turned to gray. And thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid when you give yourself away. People never crumble in a day. It's a slow fade." These are the lyrics to a popular Christian … Continue reading “It’s a Slow Fade”
Once upon a time, I got the exciting news that a new person was going to live with us. We were several months away still when my husband and I got this news. Impatiently we waited for the grand arrival. Now, the strange thing about this is we had no idea who this person was. … Continue reading Surprise Visitor!
Sometimes life changes so slowly that the changes are unnoticeable at the time, until one day you look back at how far you've come. We see the results of things that happen over a long period all the time. Take this list, for example, of things that change just a little bit at a time. … Continue reading Slowly
The thought of breastfeeding can be a little overwhelming. So let me break it down for you what I have learned after having 3 babies.
To all the moms out there, biological, adopted, grandma, aunt, friend, etc. THANK YOU for what you do! You are appreciated more than you know. We all feel less than perfect at times, especially when it feels like our hard days of taking care of kids never end. That's why we have our families, friends, … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
Have you ever noticed how closely our parenting experiences resemble God’s relationship with us? Recognizing the similarities brings both relationships into perspective.
So having children costs money and I think we could all benefit from saving money here and there, especially when we have children to provide for. So I have put together a list of ideas to save you a little money along the way.
Have you ever wondered what it must be like inside the mind of a child? I have and I assume it’s a wild and fun place. Take a look at some odd but hilarious things my 4 year old has said only recently.