Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 13: Who is the Greatest?

I am struggling today with motivation. It’s been an off day already (where the words “Stop hitting your brother and no chewing on the chairs either!” were uttered in the same sentence at 8 o’clock this morning) and I have idea of what to write about. When the topic is “Who is the Greatest?” and then Matthew Kelly talks about “let the little children come … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 13: Who is the Greatest?

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 Day the Shitter was Full

Ok, so maybe this isn’t the classiest title I have ever come up with, but this isn’t going to be a very classy post as it is about poop. Hopefully you will forgive me for my crudeness…. Maybe you’ve seen Christmas Vacation as many times as we have and can recite the lines by heart. If that’s the case you’ll understand the picture below all … Continue reading The Day the Shitter was Full

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

Mrs. Buttersworth… a Kid’s Best Friend and Confidant

Originally written on January 18, 2009, this is still an accurate description of what happens regularly at our house! We love Mrs. Butterworth and I love how she has inspired my kids’ imaginations over the years! At our house we go through a lot of syrup. We used to use a store brand of syrup until one day I got smart and bought syrup in … Continue reading Mrs. Buttersworth… a Kid’s Best Friend and Confidant

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