A Nursing Necklace for Wiggly Toddlers {A Review and GIVEAWAY!}

If you didn’t know, I’m a strong advocate for breastfeeding. I have nursed all four of my children through their first year of life and beyond and have loved every minute of it!  Nursing a toddler has its own set of challenges because the littles are always on the move, including during breastfeeding sessions. My […]

Tips for Taking Holiday Photos of Your Children

Yes, it’s surely possible to get your children to all look at the camera simultaneously. It will take a little, cough, a lot of work on your part, but in the end, you’ll have a family photo to treasure for years to come! With four young children, I have had my share of family photo […]

Last Minute Educational Gifts (that are still fun)

I love the holiday season, price but one part that I dread is the numerous little cluttery toys that the children get this time of year from friends and family. I am happy that people love giving my children gifts, but we live in a small house. Every new toy that comes in displaces another. […]

Preparing Your Family for the Holiday Season

With the seemingly insurmountable pressures placed on families during this time of year, order many of us might feel we lack the spiritual foundation or the knowledge to chart a clear-cut course to keep our family grounded this holiday season. We might even question whether we are equipped to nurture our children’s souls or if […]

5 Essentials for a Christmas Family Movie Night {A Review}

We love to have family movie nights in our home. It’s just a great reason to throw on our jammies and pile together in piles of pillows in the living room . The Christmas season often brings even more of these nights because of all the great holiday specials that come on television in the […]

Teaching Your Children to Pursue Excellence!

The pursuit of excellence is a Godly principle.  It’s expected, from what I can see of Scripture.  We are told in 2 Corinthians 8:7: “But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.” We also […]

DIY Natural Coconut Oil Baby Wipes

All four of my children have had varying degrees of sensitive skin and eczema as babies and toddlers. The severity of reactions was different for each of them but one thing was the same for all of them–I could not, under any circumstances, use scented baby wipes. If I did, it was a matter of […]

Making Tooth Brushing Fun

Did you know that I hold the current title for Master Toddler Tooth Brusher? It’s true. I can swirl around bicuspids and scrub out molars on wee ones faster than you can say dental floss. It’s taken years of practice and I didn’t always have the cooperation of the intended target. I play no games […]

A Mother’s Pride vs. A Daughter’s Struggle: Coming to Terms with a Child’s Learning Disability

  I didn’t want to admit my daughter might struggle with a learning disability. I thought I could do it all. When I couldn’t, I dragged my feet in finding help and my defenses reached an all time high. I (wrongly) felt that her disability reflected on me as an inferior parent and teacher. When […]

A Sock Monkey Birthday Party!

  Two weeks ago, our youngest turned one year old. Our family typically does not throw birthday parties because we do family adventure days instead but the one birthday that we always make sure to throw a party for is the first one. Though we don’t throw huge parties, we do want to gather family […]