Quiet Mornings Basket

Quiet Mornings Basket

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My Annie has struggled with sleep since she left the womb 5 1/2 years ago. She didn't sleep through the night until she was almost 4 years old - and even now only sleeps all night 2-3 nights per week. So, for all you mamas out there with kids that sleep great, drop to your knees right now and thank the good Lord above for this blessing. ;-) I felt the Spirit right there. In the past month or so, she started getting up earlier - around 6am, no matter what time we put her to sleep at night. I ... Continue Reading...


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The Mommy Workout is Enough for Me

The Mommy Workout is Enough for Me

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Note: I am not a doctor. There is no M.D. or PhD after my name - I have the bank account to prove it. This is simply a satire from a Mommy of three young children 5 and under. Please take it as the funny post it is meant to be instead of an article on webmd.com. I have waffled a lot in my approach to dieting and exercise. I've praised different approaches on this very blog - and I've fallen away from those same approaches. Why is that, I wonder? I'll tell ya - because I'm a fickle female, ... Continue Reading...


Comment Policy: I love hearing your thoughts and input on what I write. Since I write about what works at my house, what pleases my handsome hubby and darling children; I'm sure we'll disagree sometimes. In those cases, do what's right for you and yours. As with any form of communication, please only post comments that move the discussion in a positive direction.

Eli Benjamin’s Birth Story

Eli Benjamin’s Birth Story

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Our third child, Eli Benjamin, was welcomed into our family on September 20th, 2014, two weeks before his due date. He has stolen our hearts already and fits in as though he was always here. This is his birth story. My contractions started at 11:00pm on Friday, September 19th. It was an answer to prayer. For about 10 days, I had been monitored by the doctor because my fluid levels were dropping daily and Eli was considered to be very small for my late state of pregnancy. There was a bit of ... Continue Reading...


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A Letter to My Eventual Daughter in Law

A Letter to My Eventual Daughter in Law

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If you missed last week, when I shared a letter to my eventual son in law, you may want to go back and have a look at that letter to give you an idea of why I’m bothering to write these letters in the first place. To sum it up: I have hopes and dreams for my kids and I want the person each of them ends up marrying to know a little about what my expectations are. Even though I only have about 11 years of marriage under my belt and a little less than five as a parent, I want to capture my thoughts ... Continue Reading...


Comment Policy: I love hearing your thoughts and input on what I write. Since I write about what works at my house, what pleases my handsome hubby and darling children; I'm sure we'll disagree sometimes. In those cases, do what's right for you and yours. As with any form of communication, please only post comments that move the discussion in a positive direction.

What We REALLY Want for Mother’s Day

What We REALLY Want for Mother’s Day

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Okay, I know that Mother's Day is a while off...but I like to be prepared. And honestly, you need to prep for Mother's Day in advance...if you wait till the last minute, she'll know it (I'M TALKING TO YOU, HUSBAND). Know who else will know it? Mass retailers that feed on last minute husbands, that's who. You and every other man in the county will be fighting over the last Hallmark card, so take my advice and get this done now and keep your limbs. Now, let's get something out of the way right ... Continue Reading...


Comment Policy: I love hearing your thoughts and input on what I write. Since I write about what works at my house, what pleases my handsome hubby and darling children; I'm sure we'll disagree sometimes. In those cases, do what's right for you and yours. As with any form of communication, please only post comments that move the discussion in a positive direction.