A Journey Through MotherhoodThis is the story of my journey through motherhood.  Motherhood is my greatest dream, my biggest challenge, my deepest fear, and my purest joy.  I have a lot of fails, but some thrilling successes.   I learn and grow each day with my beautiful children.  My love for them is my super power.  It is the strongest and best part of me.


11 Awesome Things Your Kids Can Teach Themselves to do This Summer

Summer break is just around the corner, and like most moms I'm scrambling to figure out how to keep us ...
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Dear Mom, I See You!

Dear Mom, I have watched you my whole life, but now, I see you. I guess I have seen bits ...
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5 Things I Want My Child’s Teacher to Know

I walked into your classroom today anxious, excited, and grateful. It was my rare chance to talk with the person ...
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What I Will Miss About the Baby Stage

Things I Will Miss Most About the Baby Stage

My final baby recently turned one, and while we celebrate, with special significance, each milestone she achieves, I find myself ...
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5 Things You’ll Wish You Never Said To A Child

We’ve all had that unfortunate experience when, in a moment of distraction or desperation, we promise or tell our children ...
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Learning To Live A Life I Can Love

I was one of those kids who couldn’t wait to grow up. The magic of being an adult was so ...
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17 Things That Are Actually Okay For Boys To Do

Boys, I know you’re annoyed that we tell you NO all the time, but have you considered that it is ...
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What Moms Love About Dads

For every mom there is a dad, and while they can make us crazy sometimes, there are so many things ...
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The Mother Who Loved Summer

Today marks the beginning of the last week of school, and while I will miss the structured and bicker-free hours ...
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10 Things You Should Take Camping With Kids

It’s Memorial day weekend, and many of you are headed out into the woods seeking adventure and camping fun.  Some ...
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How to FAIL at Weaning a Toddler in 5 Simple Steps

There is nothing to compare to the magic of pulling your newborn infant in and nurturing them with life sustaining ...
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The Kind of Princess I Want My Daughters to Be

As the world welcomes England’s new princess, I can’t help but think about the title, how it is used, and ...
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Being a Fun Mom – Lessons from The Mother Who Played

My amazing mother gave birth to and nursed 12 children.  If she had sat on the couch and napped for ...
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Gardening With Children and Why It Matters

I’ve often found that, where there is dirt, the children will follow.  Wouldn’t it be great if they were doing ...
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6 Things My Insecure Daughter Needs to Know

My sweet daughter, you came home from school in tears again.  Kids can be so cruel, and sometimes they don’t ...
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Because I Almost Lost You

My sweet, darling baby, do you know I almost lost you?  Do you know how close it was?  I watched ...
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Why I Don’t Want My Kids to Say, “I’m Sorry.”

Picture yourself in my living room, sitting cozy on a chair in front of the fire, watching the following daily ...
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The 4 Things Your Kids Need to Know About Money

One of the direct results of my time working as an accountant was the realization that money habits, good or ...
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The Easy Way to Memorize Multiplication Tables

Each week, three of my children bring home something from school that they are to memorize by Friday. We get ...
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7 Reasons Why You Might Mistake My House for a Walmart

I'll just come out and say it; I shop at Walmart.  I've had many irritating experiences there over the years ...
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A Mom, Her Baby, His Car Seat and the Day They Changed My Life

How long does it take you to properly strap your child into their car seat?  For me it depends on ...
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Why I Won’t Tell My Husband I Love Him On Valentine’s Day

Do you remember the first time you said the phrase, "I love you," to your spouse.  I do.  It was ...
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Having Sick Kids Would Be Fun If…

To give this post some context, I've spent a good part of this past week sitting on the couch with ...
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Building Family Unity: 4 Steps to Creating your own Unique Family Culture

A few months ago I woke up and came out of my room to head downstairs for the day and ...
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Halloween Pregnancy Announcement

We are adding one more little one to our brood, and since we decided to tell everyone in October we ...
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5 Activities to make Dish Duty Fun – For Kids

My husband and I recently came to the conclusion that our children are old enough to help more around the ...
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30 Minute Playtime Ideas – Week 5

It's time to play again:)  This week I included several singing games, but if you can't stand singing just sub ...
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30 Minute Playtime Ideas – Week 4

It's summer which means I like to spend as much time outside as possible, so a lot of the activities ...
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Sorry… For What??

I’m Sorry!  I hear the phrase so much that I daydream about it sometimes.  Who first invented the phrase “I’m ...
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Let Them Pick Flowers

My children have all the enthusiasm in the world for gardening.  They beg to have their own garden spot every ...
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The Things He Puts In His Mouth

Welcome to today's addition of, "What I took out of his mouth."  So here is a partial list. In addition ...
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Exercise – When you can’t do it without them

I recently began training for my first half marathon, but I'm finding it difficult to get my training in.  I ...
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Recording Kid Funnies

 The moment I walked into my oldest daughter's first parent teacher conference in her kindergarten class, her teacher said, "Oh ...
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Point System for Wii Time – Harry Potter “House Points”

We gave our kids a Wii for Christmas several years ago, and until recently it really hadn't been that much ...
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We have to go shopping? Noooo!!

Summer is coming soon which means strawberries in the garden, water fights in the backyard and horrible grocery store trips.  ...
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Our bodies Rock! – Making excercise fun

So I had one of those fabulous mommy moments tonight, (you know the kind when you realize something you've been ...
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Recommitting

After the craziness of the day I head to my bed, fluff the pillows, turn on the electric blanket and ...
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