Fellow Moms

Finding Fellow Moms

The other night I went to meet with some fellow Homeschooling Mommas in our community. As we were all getting settled, and introducing ourselves, I came to a funny realization. Whenever Moms meet each other for the first time, the second question we¬†ask each other is, "How many kids do you have?" Every single time. Name, then how many kids do you … [Read more...]

Beating the Rainy Day Blues

Beating the Rainy Day Blues

April showers may bring May flowers, but it's no fun for a Momma to be stuck inside with an active kiddo who is still recovering from his Winter cabin fever. So, I came up with a list of ideas to help you beat those rainy day blues with some easy activities that won't have you expending too much energy. Because we all know that all we really … [Read more...]

Mom Guilt- And Being Enough

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Last week I landed myself in the ER with some gastrointestinal issues in an ongoing battle that I have been fighting. Then, about the time I started to recover from that, I got struck with some serious strep throat. This Momma was knocked on her behind. My house became a disaster. My son watched a whole lot of Thomas the Train. I literally … [Read more...]

Living That Mom Life

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I've been on the struggle bus this week. Having a 5 year old is no joke. I thought as they got older, it would get easier. But that is just NOT the case. Each year, each stage, comes with their own set of challenges. I feel like as soon as I think I've 'got this whole mom thing down', my little guy switches the flip. It's hard. It's … [Read more...]

Blaze-ing 5th Birthday

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This year- being a BIG birthday for my little man, I had every intention of throwing a BIG party. Lots of frills, lots of people, handmade this and that. Lots of details. And probably spending a small fortune. But after asking my little guy what he wanted- he of course just wanted a party featuring his favorite cartoon character...Blaze! And … [Read more...]

Five

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I haven't posted much this week, because I've been dealing with the fact that my little man turned 5 today! How is this possible? Wasn't he just a colicky newborn? A defiant Terrible Two...a whirlwind Threenager? I think 4 was my absolute favorite age, and I know it's only going to get better from here. He has such a fun personality. He makes me … [Read more...]

Reset a Bad Day

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Bad days... We all have them. We may have them a little more often when we have kiddos under 5 in the house. I was having a bad day with my little guy earlier this week. Nothing seemed to satisfy him, and everything else made him mad. When I finally found something that would please him (little prince that he is) I sat down and made this … [Read more...]

What Mom Wants: A Gift Guide

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Hubby's and kids think us Moms are hard to buy for- but the truth is, we're REALLY NOT! Other than a moment to ourselves, an endless hot cup of coffee, or maybe an on call maid, I've come up with a few great gift ideas for those who are still having a hard time buying for us.   First of all- things we'll actually use! I love jewelry … [Read more...]

Boy Mom Gift Guide

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I've got an almost 5 year old and buying him gifts this year has been fun and exciting... and exhausting. He tells me, "I want that, I want that, I want that" about most everything we come across. If you're in the same boat as I am, I've put together some great gift ideas for my fellow boy mommas. Your little men (or ladies too, these gifts aren't … [Read more...]

The 5 Kids You’ll Meet in Childcare

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If you ever volunteer to watch kids: Church Nursery, Mom's Group, what have you- you will meet these kids every.single.time. I have spent years and years working with small children, first babysitting as a teen to working with children as an adult, and I have consistently come face to face with these 5 offenders. 1.) The Cougher- As soon as … [Read more...]