My 5 year old doesn’t think she’s pretty


I had a conversation with my 5 year old daughter the other night that concerned me. I was combing her hair and we were chatting. I can't remember what about, but she commented about how she wished she were as pretty as her friends Sara and Anna.  My heart sank, and the first thing I thought was, "How on earth does my 5 year old even know anything about being prettier than someone or not as pretty as someone?"  We don't talk about those things.  We don't make reference to … [Continue reading]

Smart Mom Teething Bling review and giveaway!! *CLOSED*

Teething Bling collage

The reality of having a baby means giving up some things; free time, money, sleep, sanity(!), even small things like carrying a purse or wearing light colored clothing!  Having had all 4 of my kids close together, there are things I have pretty much gone without for the last 7 years.  One of these things is jewelry. I love to wear necklaces, especially for church.  But after having one of my babies break my very favorite necklace from pulling on it, I decided I needed to put … [Continue reading]

The Baby’s Bundle review and giveaway! *CLOSED*


After having 4 children, I've determined one of the must-have items for any mom is a good quality baby carrier.  But with so many choices out there, it can be confusing and overwhelming trying to figure out which kind to get.I had read a lot about wraps, mostly after I had my 3rd baby.  I had seen that it was very comfortable to wear, yet still offered mom and baby good support.  So when I saw a giveaway for the Moby Wrap from The Baby's Bundle, I knew I had to enter it.  I wasn't pregnant at … [Continue reading]

Wordless Wednesday- Finger Lickin’ Good


My kids love chicken wings... For more WW visit Go Graham Go, Jolly Mom, Mrs. Marine and the Tiny Troops, and the WW HQ. … [Continue reading]

Book review: Smoothie Rock-A-Teller on the Whopper Story: A fun spin on the story of David and Goliath!


I've got another amazing children's book to share with you!Many of us have heard the Bible story about David and Goliath, and many books have been written re-telling the story.  But never have I read it told like this. "Smoothie Rock-A-Teller on the Whopper Story" by Dr. Gerald Mittmann tells the story of David and Goliath, but from the perspective of the rock that David used to slay Goliath with! Are you intrigued yet?When I first got the book, I discovered it was much longer than I had … [Continue reading]

10 months old already!?


It seems impossible (and SO unfair!) that Connor is already 10 months old! How did this time go so quickly?  He is growing up so fast, but it's been a blast watching all of the new things he's learned.In the past month he has started walking, clapping, waving, signing ("all done" and attempting to do "more"), saying a handful of words (mama, hi, yum, no, more, yay, uh-oh), blowing kisses and dancing... to name a few.He loves his big siblings, (especially big brother Logan), dogs, cats, … [Continue reading]

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