As a stay-at-home mom of a rambunctious almost-2-year-old boy, I am always on the lookout for fun ideas and things to do with him. Being a former early childhood educator, I am often making lesson plans, activities and games for us to play. It was my husband’s 29th birthday that gave rise to one of […]
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It’s all the rage this summer. Slime. “Everybody’s doing it.” Are you? We took a sip of the kool-aid and plunged in head first — literally. It wasn’t pretty. More on that in a bit. It started when my husband went shopping for ingredients this summer and another dad on a similar mission met him […]
As new parents, we had no idea what we were actually doing – or what we would actually need. These items are, for me, Baby Registry Essentials.
Dear Newlywed, Looking back over the last decade of marriage, I have a thing or two to share with your naïve, confident and optimistic little self.
From the last week of June through mid-July, my husband, my 2-year old daughter and I took a road trip from McAllen, TX, to St. Louis, MO to Milwaukee, WI. That, my friends, involved some packing. The trip was over 3,000 miles. My husband had to fly to New Orleans from Milwaukee for work, so I caravanned […]
As I was gathering my son’s blocks for the fourteenth (or maybe fifteenth) time the other day, I looked around his room. I suddenly realized how many books, stuffed animals, balls, cars, and other knick-knacks my little boy has. With Christmas just a few weeks behind us, it seems as if his toy collection has more […]
Who doesn’t get excited about the holidays? But most of the time, parents also dread the cost. As a mom of three girls I always keep my eyes open for a great deals. Well, I have some great tips to share with you about how to help you save this holiday season. It will sure […]
A few years back-pre baby, pre marriage – a boyfriend of mine and I went to visit my best friend in Denver. Somehow we ended up in this crazy weird all year long circus/carnival/amusement park – think weird Rob Zombie movie strange. At said park there was a concrete bob sled you could go on- […]
Attending church on Sundays is one of the biggest hurdles I have encountered as a mother of a toddler. Mostly because in addition to being a mommy, I am also a pastor’s wife, so it is a bit more difficult because my spouse can’t be there to help me out. All of you church-going single […]
Two years. Nine months. Three Weeks. Two days. That’s how long I held the title of Stay-at-Home-Mom. I fully intended to keep it for at least another year or two…or five. Following my “plan,” my son would likely be in First Grade before I considered full-time employment. And then… God intervened and laughed at my […]