Parenting

Summer Activities: Keeping the Kids Busy

Summer means the kids are home, and that generally means they find ways to be bored. Since I work from home, I find that I have to keep them occupied or all the uglies break loose. I don’t want them to just do mindless things, though. The iPads are handy for a...

Tips and Tricks for Traveling with a Newborn

Our Baby Diva will be right under 2 months old when I travel with her to my brother’s wedding a few hours away. I will admit that I am ridiculously nervous about this because being with a baby on the road for an extended period of time can seriously raise my...

Today, I’m Drowning

I have been awake since 3:30 am. Granted, I snoozed here and there while Baby Diva nursed, but I was mostly awake and definitely not extremely comfortable. As soon as I got her settled again and in her bassinet, it was time to get myself up and ready to go to Miss...

Boys will be boys #freetobe

Boys. Everyone told me they’d be different from my girl. I scoffed at this idea. I would be raising my children in the same way, so there wouldn’t be massive differences in behavior or attitude. Reality check. My boys are rowdy, messy, loud, and hilarious....

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” ― Albert Einstein

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“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” ― Albert Einstein

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Oils & Totes for Tidus

A few months ago, one of my readers on my Facebook fanpage told me about her soon-to-be-born baby. She was trying to stay pregnant as she knew he would most likely be born early. Because we were pregnant at the same time, we were swapping stories about our aches and...

Lavender: The “Duct Tape” of Oils

I am a Simply Aroma consultant. Any purchase from my links below would benefit me. Thanks! When I talk to people about oils, it’s quite often that they say, “Where do I start?” or “Which oil do you recommend for someone who knows very little...

Nogii: Healthy and Yummy

Normally, it’s not a good thing for kids to fight over food, right? But in our house, we’re dealing with boys who generally won’t eat meat. Or beans. Or eggs. Basically, we struggle to find ways for our 2 and 4 year olds to get protein. Peanut...

Education

Blessings: A Full Plate (Days 30-33)

Verse to ponder: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. Colossians 3:23 I’m posting 4 days worth of blessings in one post because life happened. It has been an insane last four days filled with grading,...

Blessings: Language Acquisition (Day 19)

Verse to ponder: Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with...

Do You Miss It?

I quit teaching in the face-to-face high school classroom in April of 2011. It dawned on me the other day that I’ll finish up FOUR years of being at home with my kids this coming summer, and that I’ve missed an entire class (freshman to senior) of students...

“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” ― Albert Einstein

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“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” ― Albert Einstein

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Christmas Vlog!

I finally took the time to create a Vlog, and I did it just in time to link up with Mama Kat’s Vlogging Workshop. Her suggestions for topics were all so awesome that I just couldn’t decide. So, I blended three to make my Christmas vlog. To anyone watching...

It’s All About Immerse

I am an Independent Consultant for Simply Aroma. Links here are for my consultant site and any purchases through that link would mean money for me. Thanks! So there’s this really fun contest happening with Simply Aroma. It involves making a video with your first...

Vlogging Workshop: Back to School Tag

Stop the presses — I am not only blogging today, but I even created and published a VLOG. Something must be going on. Oh wait – the kids are in school. That means that I’m home in the morning with Baby Flash who still takes a morning nap (woot!), and...

Advice for New Moms (Vlog)

I’ve been a mom for 9 years, and I like to impart my wisdom to other moms (and dads) when given the chance. Today, Mama Kat is hosting a link up, and one of the topics is, “What advice would you give a new mom?” I’m all over that: What advice...