You Know There’s a Toddler in the House When…


babies, motherhood, parenting, Random

Ever since the “baby” started walking and toddling around, I’ve been snapping pictures of all the strange items I find around the house that are living proof that a toddler indeed lurks around these parts. After several months, I finally collected the good ones and share them here with you for entertainment on this cold […]

March 3, 2014

Dad is Fat {a Book Review}


babies, birth, Book Review, Books, Dessert, Family, Food, Marriage, parenting, pregnancy

My eldest brother gave me the gift of laughter for my birthday this year when he sent me Jim Gaffigan’s Dad Is Fat book.  I immensely enjoyed reading this. It was as enjoyable as eating a delicious sugar-filled delicacy, each chapter like a new cream-filled pastry to inhale leaving me only craving more. Why am I comparing […]

October 6, 2013

Who am I?? {The Mother Identity Crisis}


Beauty, faith, Family, friendship and family, homemaker, Marriage, motherhood, parenting, Random, Women, Writing

Every time I have a baby, I feel like I go through a sort of identity crisis. And the funny thing is, as I reflect back on the years and times after each of our 4 kids, it seems I follow a circular pattern with these crises. Yet, when I’m in it, it feels completely new […]

September 25, 2013

A “Good” Day


faith, Family, Home, homemaker, Joyful, Marriage, motherhood, parenting

After reading Jennifer Fulwiler’s post, The mental neat freak, I thought a little about what a good day would be like for me and our family.  At first, this is what I thought of:  Quiet time to myself in the morning before everyone else wakes up, time for exercise, maybe a trip to the store […]

September 16, 2013

Thankful Thursday August 8


babies, faith, Family, Joyful, Learning Together, Marriage, motherhood, Thankful Thursday

“A grateful heart silences a complaining voice.” – Bishop Emeritus Eugene Gerber This week, I’m thankful for all these things that bring me so much JOY and silence my complaints: Rain, rain, rain! No flooding in our house. {Though I’m praying for those who are dealing with this.} Lots of rain = a luscious garden! […]

August 8, 2013