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 […]

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 #5

I started a series called the Top 5 Gifts to Give my Children. I had a very clear idea of the Top 4. I was excited to talk about some of the things that we’ve done with our kids and I realized that in the grand scheme of things, the toys and presents that we’ve given […]

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 #3

The first gift, on my list of top 5 gifts, is the gift of giving my little sweethearts a sincere, well deserved compliment or recognition. I wish I’d always gotten this right, but I know I remembered sometimes and I hope our legacy continues on with more good stuff than bad. The second gift was to help them learn how […]

Top 5 Gifts to Give My Children #2 Gift

When we first started having our kids, I felt like it was my job to just teach and train them to be good little children. Raising little dears is so much more than making them into good little robots. Now that I look back, some of the training techniques I used were actually gifts that we gave […]

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 […]

Caught in Frankenmuth

We visited Frankenmuth, Michigan, and brought our kids to see the largest Christmas store in the world. We had been shopping in Bronner’s Christmas store for a while, and everyone was getting hungry.  They had a cafeteria style restaurant right in the middle, so we thought that would be a great place to get some lunch. We definitely needed […]

Lovin’ The Big Family

There was such a great article on Baby Center/Mom Stories. Her post was called ‘Large family shaming’, even though she was lovin’ the big family, herself. She felt set upon by strangers who’d make rude comments about having her big family of 6 kids. We’re lovin’ the big family too, but I think we can all agree […]