Spare the Laundry and Spoil the Child

I know you’ve heard “Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child”. That’s an old fashioned paraphrase of the Bible verse – ‘Whoever does not discipline his son hates him, but whoever loves him is diligent to correct him.’ ISV Today I say “Spare the Laundry and Spoil the Child”. Lessons I’ve learned from normal life […]

Our Newest Homeschool Project

I just found a really great HomeSchool project. It’s actually great even if your kids goes to school, It’s a great project. We’ve homeschooled our 9 children for most of their school life. Time and money were tight, but most of all, energy was tight. If you can imagine that;) There was always a baby or […]

The Value Of A Gift is More Than Stuff

The value of a gift is more than stuff. It’s never about the stuff. I love my babies, but when they grow up, there’s no better friend for life than your own grownup little dear. Your little one will become a friend who is priceless! Your precious kiddo is the gift; someone you deeply care about, and hopefully they care about you […]

Don’t be a Helpless Parent; 3 Steps to Well Behaved Children

 Don’t Be A Helpless Parent! 3 Steps to a well-behaved child; Even when you’re out and about.1. Teach them to obey your voice at home. Our first baby was already independent by 18 months. I had crazy fears of him running out on a busy street. It was extremely important to me, that he responded to my voice immediately. I wanted him to […]

I Don’t Tell My Kids – ‘Vote Your Conscience’

‘Vote your conscience’! I do not teach my kids ‘Vote your Conscience!’ Do You? I am telling my children to Pray! ‘Vote your conscience’ is definitely the thing to say in this crazy election season. We Americans are turning out to be a very passionate group of people, therefore, we are often to the point of being very rude. […]

Successful Double Wedding? You need 5 Things!

Well, we did it. We successfully made it through 2 of our kids getting married at the same time, at the same church, with the same pianist and the same wedding coordinator and the same reception. ♥ We used the same poor lady at the church to organize us all and we certainly gave her a run […]

Mom Shaming

Have you ever been shamed by another Mom, stranger or not; just when you least expected it?  I read this great article, written by a sweet young mother, named Jessica. I know her indirectly through her family. She wrote this great story about her experience with Mom Shaming and I admire her so much. There are some […]

Top 5 Gifts to Give My Children #4

The first gift, on my list of the top 5 gifts, is the gift of giving my little sweethearts a sincere, compliment or recognition. The second gift was to help them learn how to interact with grownups, with confidence and respect. The third gift in my top 5 gifts, is to teach them to be aware of others […]

Top 5 Gifts to Give My Children

As a Mom, I have the greatest influence when it comes to building and shaping my children into confident and successful adults. I have the ability to start their lives off with some wonderful advantages. So I’ve realized that there are gifts we can give our babes, and none of the top 5 gifts on […]

5 Fears of Being a Stay at Home Mom

1. My friends will be too busy to have time to hang out with me when I have a baby; And I’d be too busy for them. I probably had more than 5 fears of being a stay at home Mom, but losing friends was definitely one of them. Most of our friends were in college or starting […]