Our 2014 3 Gift Christmas

Our 2014 3 Gift Christmas

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As you all know, we celebrate a 3 gift Christmas in our home. I am already able to tell that as our family expands, this will keep things simple at a time of year when things can easily get out of hand - or out of house, if you catch my drift. I'm not sure about you, but I don't have time to clean up oodles of toys every day...I'm just excited when I have time to brush my teeth. So, yeah. Simplify. Simplify. Simplify. Some have asked if we still do stockings - and yes we do. I love tights and ... Continue Reading...


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Please don’t say THIS to your children

Please don’t say THIS to your children

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A joint post from Barry and Stacy I'm sure you've heard someone else say it to their child. Or maybe you've even said it yourself, not really thinking of the ramifications it might have. I know I've heard it - and I know Barry has heard it...and really, it needs to stop. Barry came home and had recently heard this, and it just lit a fire under me. What am I ranting about? Picture this: A child is being unruly in the store - not listening to mama. Maybe he is throwing a fit or being mean ... Continue Reading...


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2014 Advent Activities

2014 Advent Activities

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It's that time of year again! Advent and all the Advent activities are upon us - which is strange, because I feel like it was just Easter yesterday. You know you're starting to age when you start saying, "Man, where did the time go?" You never hear a teenager or a 20-something say that, do ya? Celebrating Advent together is something our family looks forward to every year. As Annie (5) gets older, it has become even more fun because she's able to participate a lot more - and Andy (2) will be ... 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.

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...


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.

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.