Summer vacation is one of those times of the year where we might begin to question our sanity as parents. The consistent schedules imported to us by the schools are now up to us to fulfill, but it also isn't a time to give children free-reign - we will suffer the consequences later. Instead, summertime… Continue reading Loving the Organized Chaos of Childhood
Who doesn't dream of those lazy days of summer? Maybe somewhere lost on a beach without a care in the world? As a mom, I can't be that carefree, so instead I hope to enjoy summer with my children (even if their bickering gets on my nerves) and soak up these moments together. I… Continue reading A Summer Bucket List of Memories
There's something very telling about a person and how they drink their coffee. As a mother, I survive on many cups of coffee, but that wasn't brought about by motherhood. I was an avid coffee drinker before children. I'd have to say that my coffee taste has changed from a light blend of coffee with… Continue reading How Do You Like Your Coffee?
If you are looking for a great children's book for the start of summer vacation - I recommend The Happy Jar, written by Jake Frost. I always love a children's book that draws our little people into a deeper understanding of life and The Happy Jar is just that - a book about family and the… Continue reading The Happy Jar – A Children’s Book of Memories
The past year has been a continue stream of transitions for our family. From the decision to prepare our house to sell last spring to now being in the final stages of building, it has been a total whirlwind. I am grateful for the many, many ups and several downs (as every situation is a… Continue reading A Whirlwind of Transitions
Parenting isn't easy. In fact, it is one of the more challenging jobs. But we can't only attempt at it, we must succeed, because in reality, we are not only raising toddlers, we are raising the next generation of adults. It is our responsibility to mold these beautiful souls into hardworking and respectful adults, who will… Continue reading Teaching Our Children To Love & Respect
I found my vocation to motherhood along a rather winding road, but looking back, it was most definitely Divine Providence. God has his plan and sometimes it's better not to get in his way. Looking back, I am grateful that I accepted this calling. Over the past eight years of struggling and laughing through my… Continue reading A Mother’s Search for Hope