Let me be the first to say that I am NOT a fan of shopping with my kids in tow. My brain has trouble processing coupons and deals with other things going on. It’s not fun for me, but being a military wife sometimes necessitates I take my kids along – otherwise while Michael is [...]
My birthday was Monday. Michael was scheduled to leave on Sunday for a 2 week TDY and wouldn’t be here for my actual birthday so he planned our traditional birthday celebrations for Saturday afternoon.
Saturday evening, after the children had given me their hand made birthday cards and our traditional store-bought birthday cake, Michael sent Eli [...]
Three years ago, I gave birth for the third time. But that third time would also end up being my last I never planned on the 3rd being the final, so knowing that I, most likely, will never do the baby years again has really shown me how to cherish them. I’m sad [...]
This 3rd child, first daughter, she’s so different than those boys! She’s a girl, really, really a girl. I’ve shown you how she tries to be like mommy in the kitchen and has a little mama’s heart, but she’s so much more than just my little shadow.
I know that God has big plans for her [...]
She’s my little shadow. Seriously. I cannot do anything without her following along. She’s not really a hindrance like some small children can be. She doesn’t get into things like the boys always did (and sometimes still do). I can foresee her being an absolute asset in the kitchen in just a few short years [...]
“Mama, come me” she says as she tugs on my arm, pulling me toward the stairs.
“Baby deeping*” she says as she gently pats her baby. Yes, that’s a dish towel.
“Bankie, baby, mama?” She says, asking me to get her a real blanket for her baby. I dig out a flat fold cloth diaper that is [...]
If you haven’t already, you’ll probably want to read the first part of this story.
Due to some misgivings and past experiences, I was terrified of being “just” a stay-at-home-mom.
I did know that once we moved, I was not going to be putting our two children back into daycare (actually Eli had been going to work [...]
In an effort to make the most of the kitchen gadgets and appliances I already have, I tend to put off purchasing something I really want and would use frequently for a long time (like a year or more). It has been no different in figuring out if I would really get enough use [...]
Ever have a stain on an article of clothing that you just can’t seem to get rid of? I might have your solution! This is my most used (and most effective) method of stain removal:
Note: There were about 6 spots (of what, I don’t know) on that dress and all but one of [...]
Ever have one of those days when you just couldn’t be bothered scooping all those counter-top crumbs into a little pile, then off into your hand and finally carrying them over to the trash can? Yeah, me too!
So, on a whim one day, I came up with a quick way to clean up small [...]