First, I want to say thanks for all of the AMAZING feedback I received on my post this week about creating habits of materialism in our children. Ironically, the post received zero comments but the feedback I go through Facebook, email, and from in person comments by my readers was so encouraging. If I'm being honest, that post was one that I was actually terrified to post. It was a tangled web … [Read more...] about Getting Rid of the Clutter: From Materialism to Simplicity
Admitting that somewhere along the line you have messed up is hard. Admitting that we've said something hurtful, done something hurtful, or just intentionally done something to someone for reasons unknown...is hard. Accepting the mistakes. Admitting your flaws. Asking forgiveness....is hard. But, I don't know that there is anything quite as eye opening and as difficult to acknowledge as … [Read more...] about Where We Messed Up: Battling Materialism in your Children
Yesterday was one of "those" days. You know which ones I'm talking about. I don't know if it's something with the moon (ever notice how the moon gets the blame when our kids are driving us nuts?) or what. But it wasn't a good day. There were spankings. Time outs. Whining. Fussing. Crying. Clingy-ness. Spilled drinks. Lots of crumbs. Tantrums. Meltdowns. Squished chocolate poptart in my … [Read more...] about Even in Chaos, I am Blessed.
I've started to notice that my biggest baby, really isn't a baby anymore. He doesn't look like a baby. He doesn't talk like a baby. He doesn't play like a baby. We've bypassed and moved beyond the terms of "toddler" and "preschooler." Noah's just a kid. A full-fledged little boy with barrels of energy and unending excitement about everything about him. He's jump off of furniture, run … [Read more...] about Big Kid Problems
Jonah is going on five months and we are finally starting to hit a stride around here. While there are still several days where I end up collapsing in bed when the day is over, I feel like there are more days now where I sit back and can say, "This isn't so bad. Maybe I can handle having two kids..." I think what's making it so much easier, is watching these two interact. Watching their bond … [Read more...] about Two Brothers
To my Sweet Boys... Growing up, I always thought that I would be a girl mom. I was raised with girl cousins and a little sister. While there were boys in our family, we were never super close, so I knew next to nothing about the ins and outs of being around boys. Aside from the fact that boys were a little smellier than girls and that their sports teams were more physical (which, I still say is … [Read more...] about It’s a Big World