7 Quick Takes Friday: Resolutions for Moms with Toddlers

So I have been thinking about my resolutions for the year. For the toddler side of my life I’ve come up with the following. Be sure to add yours in the comments! 1. I resolve to not go to the store with food smashed into my shirt (even if it happens to be on my back where I can’t see it) or my pants or … Continue reading 7 Quick Takes Friday: Resolutions for Moms with Toddlers

From One Mother to Another: A Letter to Mrs. McSpadden

Dear Mrs. McSpadden, I’m sure you are wondering why I am writing to you. You may wonder what we have in common. After all I am a white woman living in the rural south, I am a stay at home mother to 11 children, and I homeschool. I am also married to a police officer. It may seem that we are worlds apart, both in … Continue reading From One Mother to Another: A Letter to Mrs. McSpadden

Sometimes They Bring Me to Tears

Originally written on July 24, 2007 this post still makes me teary-eyed. I feel so blessed to get the honor to raise these children. Any mother who says her children are perfect is not telling the truth. All kids are naughty at times, they can be rude or mean, they can be loud and obnoxious and just plain irritating. We do have days like that … Continue reading Sometimes They Bring Me to Tears