faith, family, lifestyle, parenting

So you want to be debt free?

We were slaves alright. Slaves to the master of our generation. Student loans. If you're already groaning and fussing under your breath, I get it. However, there is hope. So let me share with you the path to freedom. We knew immediately that we didn't want the stress of that debt looming over our marriage.… Continue reading So you want to be debt free?

faith, parenting

10 Affirmations to the Burned Out Mama

Words. The Bible says that the tongue is a small thing but it can bring life or death. Isn't that powerful? I've always loved words. I love to speak them and to hear them. I love to hear people's stories & struggles. I love how I feel after leaving an encouraging conversation with someone I… Continue reading 10 Affirmations to the Burned Out Mama

faith, family, parenting

Surviving Three Two & Under

"How do you do it?" I get this question a lot, and honestly depending on the day I answer it differently every time. My youngest, Jovee was born on Christmas. Cypress was two and a half and Sparrow was one and a half. Needless to say it has been a LOOONG winter. We've encountered days… Continue reading Surviving Three Two & Under

current events, family, parenting

Thank You MoMo

Many of you may have seen the creepy pictures of the internet fiasco known as MoMo. Don't worry I will spare you the images! Nobody needs to see MoMo in their mind especially if you are like me and you have to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. No thanks. However,… Continue reading Thank You MoMo

family, lifestyle, parenting

Five Things I Wish I Knew Breastfeeding for the First Time

Upon my first glance at that second dark line, I knew I wanted to nurse my baby. However, I had absolutely no idea what that would entail. Currently, I'm on my third breastfed baby, and I have learned so much along the way. I'd love to share some of those things whether you're a new… Continue reading Five Things I Wish I Knew Breastfeeding for the First Time

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Two Paths to Discipline

It's a cold, icy February morning here. So cold and icy we had to turn our car around and head back home after a failed attempt to head to Mom's group. So instead we're here watching Cars, and I'm drinking hot coffee from a Santa mug. I'm just looking at my children as I often… Continue reading Two Paths to Discipline

parenting

A Letter for My Third Baby

My Dearest Third Child,     Yesterday was Saturday. I'm currently 21 weeks pregnant with you. As I curled up next to your daddy, before all the morning scramble began, you graciously let him feel one of those precious kicks that I've been feeling for a while now. He was so excited. We talk about… Continue reading A Letter for My Third Baby

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Anxious Mama

I'm discovering that I hate media. Seriously can I just parouse Facebook without reading about how so and so went on a family vacation and their 3 year old drowned while they were eating a brownie? Or can I watch the news without hearing about how Sharon at the ABC daycare left a baby on… Continue reading Anxious Mama

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Two Weary

Wake up. Remove sleeping infant from nipple. Get screaming toddler from crib. Place toddler in high chair. Find something edible for toddler that he won't choke on while running back to get infant. Place in infant in swing. Rinse crusty milk from toddler's straw cup from the night before. Hide cup from toddler to avoid… Continue reading Two Weary