Let your kids be kids. Let them dress up. Let them wear ugly make up and stinky perfume. Let them spill their snack all over the kitchen. Let them splash in the mud and make mud pies. Let them sing songs while they swing in the back yard. Let them take pictures of stick bugs. Let them dance in the rain. Let them paint their arms and legs with washable markers. Let them paint their brother with washable markers. Let them PLAY.Read More
School is about to start and that means no more laid back take your time mornings. It means homework, baths, hair brushing, getting dressed, and FOOD PREP! So we all need some FAST breakfast ideas. I'll share what we do and then you share some things you do. It takes a village right?!Read More
I know what you’re thinking. I thought the same thing when Mark proposed that I add more quality fats to my pregnancy diet. Not only did I scoff at him, but I feared the fat. I was on bed rest for 12 weeks in the hospital. The last thing I wanted to do was lay in a bed barely moving my GROWING body and eat a high fat diet. Because as well all know, fat makes you fat.
So for all those who are breastfeeding, have breastfed, or want to breastfeed -- where is the best place to get the job done? In the closet tucked away with a comforter over your head or on a park bench with no shirt on? Ok, obviously those are extreme situations, but I think you know where I'm going with this.Read More
I saw these Amber beads on a cute little fella a few weeks ago. The first time I saw them I assumed he was wearing his Grandma’s necklace. When I saw him again a few days later, he still had them on. The beads were tucked away in his little white shirt, but I could see a peek of them. I asked her to tell me about his necklace.Read More
So the truth is kids are brutally honest at some of the worst times. I can think of a jillion stories about how kids were "too honest" when I was teaching in public schools. Now I have kids of my own and, what do you know, they do the same thing. They are as delinquent as the kids I taught!Read More
So the other day my entirely too honest four year old asked me two horrific questions, "Mom, do you have a baby in your tummy?" and "Mom when will your tummy get flatter?"
I thought about killing her and telling God she accidentally died but instead it was used as a learning opportunity.Read More