When Your Kid Plays a Prank: How to Microwave a Turkey

Y’all… I can’t even!  I’m sure you’ve seen the “turkey in the microwave” prank that so many kids have been pulling on their parents. If you haven’t, let me give you a brief overview of it… Kid who lives out of the house texts mom or dad saying that they are going to be going to a “Friendsgiving” where they have been tasked to bring … Continue reading When Your Kid Plays a Prank: How to Microwave a Turkey

The Day Our Son Drowned

It’s funny; you don’t ever think it will happen to you. You read the articles and stories, you read the warnings but it never crosses your mind that one day you might be writing a story of your own. I had read how easily it was for people, especially little people, to drown without anyone really realizing it. It happens quickly and without warning. We … Continue reading The Day Our Son Drowned

When Monday Tries to Arrest You

My Monday started by one of the girls saying, “Mama, I think you better come here and see this. Leo needs your help.”  Those are never words that should go together… especially on a Monday morning. I found him in the kitchen sitting on the bench at the table in his little Superman underwear. Tears streaked his face. Around his ankle was a handcuff squeezing … Continue reading When Monday Tries to Arrest You

Prayer of the Day: To Ask for Forgiveness

Good morning! I wanted to share with you something that happened here yesterday. In a fit of anger over something I have been upset about many, many times at my house I exploded and said something to one of my children that I really didn’t mean. I immediately felt terrible and I could see that I hurt her by my words. I knew that what … Continue reading Prayer of the Day: To Ask for Forgiveness

Prayer of the Day: A Prayer for Our Children

Good morning! Proverbs 22:6 tells us, “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” As parents of teen and adult children, sometimes it’s hard to remember this Bible passage. We see our children making mistakes and choosing paths that we know are not healthy for their minds, bodies, or souls. We worry … Continue reading Prayer of the Day: A Prayer for Our Children

The Secret Life of Parenting Teens and Adult Children

Have you ever noticed that there are rarely any articles written about parenting teens or adult children? It seems as if the internet and social media are almost silent on the subject. I will admit that I haven’t shared much in this arena either. It’s difficult to tackle many of the issues that our teens and young adult children face and yet we need advice, … Continue reading The Secret Life of Parenting Teens and Adult Children

A Shared Day: The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift

It’s hard to believe that three years ago today I didn’t know if I or the baby I was carrying would live or die. I remember waking up and praying that God would be merciful and would spare us both. As we headed to the hospital and I kissed each of our other children goodbye, I prayed that whatever happened, God would also be merciful … Continue reading A Shared Day: The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift

The Late Night Adventures of a Tired Pirate Mama

It’s the middle of the night, about 4 am, and a little one cries out. I roll myself to the edge of my bed and slide out. It’s hard to walk because I am so tired. As I make my way across the hallway to go see why Leo is crying, I try my hardest to avoid stepping on the toys that have somehow made … Continue reading The Late Night Adventures of a Tired Pirate Mama

Encounters with a Poopcasso

Ah, every mother’s nightmare- a child is alone, in his bedroom, and is very, very quiet. Someone goes to check up on him and begins to scream. “Mama! Mama! You need to come here quick! You hang your head in despair because you know this will not be good. When you get to the bedroom you find it’s worse than you thought. There is poop … Continue reading Encounters with a Poopcasso

Learning Life Lessons from the Chickens

We’ve had our chickens for about 7 months now. Everyone still loves them as much as the day we brought them home. Our chickens love the attention they get from the kids. They don’t mind being picked up, they follow the kids everywhere when they play in the backyard, and they come when we call for them. They have helped the kids learn about responsibility, … Continue reading Learning Life Lessons from the Chickens