Today I plunged the toilet instead of praying. I mean, I wanted to pray. I was going to make some coffee, sink into my happy chair, wrap up in my favorite throw, and spend some much needed quiet time with Jesus before my kids got up for school. That was the plan. But as I…Continue Reading “What Plunging a Toilet Taught Me About Prayer”
When I had my first child, my son, I was his everything. I was home full time with him and my life revolved around his every need. I fed him when he was hungry. I rocked him to sleep when he was tired. When he cried I comforted him. When he laughed I giggled right…Continue Reading “When There’s Not Enough Mom To Go Around and Why That’s a Good Thing”
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When you have a new baby, the advice comes at you from all angles-your mother, your mother in law, co-workers, friends, that lady in the underwear aisle at Target-it never stops. There’s the outdated advice from your parents’ generation. “I smoked when I was pregnant and my kids were healthy.” “None of my babies had…Continue Reading “New Parents: Here’s How To Deal With All The Unwanted Advice You’ll Get”
My kids love reading. I’d love to pat myself on the back about this, but I’m pretty sure I just got lucky with this one! The further along I get into this parenting gig, the more convinced I am that I have no idea what I’m doing. I’m honestly kind of just winging it you guys! But because all four of my kids do love reading, I spent some time reflecting on why and I’ve noticed a few things that work in our home that encourage a love of reading in our children.
I tried homeschooling my son. It lasted one day. Scratch that, it lasted about 10 minutes. I didn’t actually sign up for a homeschooling program or do anything formal. But I thought I would take some time out of every day to teach my 3 ½ year old the basics, abcs, 123s, things like that. See,…Continue Reading “I Tried Homeschooling and Only Lasted One Day”
To my neighbors at Halloween, If my teenage son comes to your door this Halloween, please give him candy. See here’s the thing: My son is nearly 13, but he looks much older. He’s 5’6” and has the beginnings of a pretty awesome mustache. He is going to dress as Red, one of his favorite…Continue Reading “Give the Teens Candy on Halloween”
Kids are like puppies, equal parts adorable and drooly, and they love to tumble around with each other. My kids are no exception. If you leave them without structured activities for too long, they will inevitably start roughhousing. And since we have little to no structured activities in our house, you guessed it: lots of…Continue Reading “Rules For Roughhousing”
With 32 week preemie triplets in the hospital, a 3 year old son at home, and a husband who just started a new job over an hour away, I was having some difficulty balancing it all. All I could manage was a one and a half hour visit each day to hold and feed my…Continue Reading “A Thank You To Our NICU Nurses”