I know it gets easier eventually, but I think I’m ready NOW

It's been almost 8 weeks since my dad passed away.  I think it's been harder these past few weeks for me than it was those first few weeks.  Maybe before it was as if he were just gone on a trip, without phone service or something.  I still pick up the phone thinking I should call him or text him, thankfully I haven't made it past picking up the phone before realizing...My brother and I have been going thru my dad's things, organizing, etc.  We bagged up all of his clothes and each took a few … [Continue reading]

Playskool toys review: Tonka Chuck & Friends Big Air Dare DVD and Tumble Tower Playset, Alphie Maestro-Bot, and Wheel Pals Farmstand Playset

The Playskool brand of toys has been around forever. Seriously.  Chances are many of the toys you played with as a kid were Playskool toys, and the same can be said for the toys our kids play with today.  Playskool continually creates great toys for kids, from recreating the classics to creating amazing new toys that will surely become classics as well.We were sent an awesome package of Playskool toys to review.  My kids were thrilled!First, we reviewed Tonka's Chuck & Friends Big Air Dare … [Continue reading]

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*

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]


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