• Yes, Jesus Loves Me
  • The Trouble With Twins
  • Celebrating Happy
  • Confronting Learning Disabilities – A Parent’s Guide
  • Timewarp 2010 – Watch Me Mommy

#GetGoing with Jif to Go Dippers! #MC #Sponsored


As I've mentioned before, I am super excited to be sharing information with you about Jif to Go Dippers with the help of Mom Central Consulting!  If you've read any of my other posts, you might know that with a 4 year old and a 6 year old, I am constantly on the go!  Between dance, gymnastics, soccer, school, and of course, my every day errands like grocery shopping, it's hard to find a time to sit down and feed my kids nutritional snacks.  Sad as it is to say, we often eat our snacks in the car ... [ Read More ]

Yes, Jesus Loves Me


One of the unexpected side joys of my children going to private school this year is that so much of their lives involve the Word and worship. As they walked around one morning last week, singing Jesus Loves Me, my first thought was "Oh how sweet". Suddenly a lightbulb started flashing in my brain. It was like a quiet scream in my head that wouldn't allow me to hear anything else or ignore it's presence, one that forced me to stop and accept what they were singing as a truth specifically for ... [ Read More ]

An Overwhelming Reminder

As I take a moment this morning, knowing full well that I should be bustling about the house getting children clothed and fed and lunches packed, I feel overwhelmed. Not that this is a new feeling for me, just that it's a way more consuming feeling today than usual. Usually it's restricted to my own large household of things to do. Today it's more, it's much broader amidst the anguish of so many different things going on in our own country. The weight of it all occasionally simply feels like ... [ Read More ]

The Trouble With Twins


Don't let the title of this post fool you, I honestly don't believe there's really anything "wrong" with my twins, nor do I believe they are "trouble". We have however, encountered a variety of problems that are unique to "Twindom" that surprise me still. We weren't necessarily surprised when people couldn't tell them apart. Even family members struggle sometimes, they are identical after all. But this year, for whatever reason, my eyes have been opened to some glaring "Twin Problems" like ... [ Read More ]

#GetGoing with Jif To Go Dippers! #MC #Sponsored


It seems that in our culture we are always running, whether it's to work, the gym, to pick the kids up or wherever else we "have to go".   We spend a lot of time in the car, on the train, etc. and at my house, this often means that we are eating on the go as well.  With children, I find this extremely difficult because I want them to eat healthy snacks that I know will help with their growth and development.  I also want them to be kept full at soccer, gymnastics, ballet, etc.  Sadly, it's often ... [ Read More ]

The Sprint Network – An Inside Look

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Most people don't get the opportunity to tour a cell site. In fact, most of us probably don't even give a second thought to the vast network it takes to make it possible for us to talk anywhere we please these days. Disclosure: This post is part of my participation in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf Influence Central for Sprint. I received sample devices to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are that of the author. Please read our full disclosure policy here. Recently ... [ Read More ]

Enjoying Family – The Beauty of Rest

Sometimes life is crazy. There's days that the laundry doesn't get folded, dishes don't all get done, dinner is sandwiches and all we do is just hang out. When life gets busy, days like this are essential. We have so little time to really just be together as a family, so making time where we all just get to do nothing for one day is so great. We have to allow ourselves and our children time to recuperate and recover from a busy week. We need to give our family time to come together and just ... [ Read More ]

Jumping and Jamming with Gymboree Play & Learn


Four year olds have a LOT of energy.  Like, a LOT.  Probably about a million times more than I have.  And when you don't expend this energy on a regular basis, you know what happens?  They drive you INSANE.  True story. As the summer sadly came to an end, so did my days of countless hours spent outside with the neighbors watching my daughter run, play, bike & swim.  All of our schedules have changed, everyone is back to school - part time, if not full time - and us teachers, are back to ... [ Read More ]

Pet Treats featuring @MintiesTreats and Betsy Farms


Recently our small furry family members had the opportunity to enjoy some fun treats I was asked to review. They were some very happy little doggies and dare I say their excitement level was quite likely far higher than even my littlest children over review products! Disclosure: As with all reviews here, products mentioned were likely received for free in order to facilitate our honest opinion and review of them. All links may be affiliate links or otherwise compensated. Feel free to read our ... [ Read More ]