Strict Schedules with Children: Yes or No? Debate with the Danielle’s

Welcome to Week 9 of Friendly Debates With The Danielle’s!     Wanna Play?   Each Week Danielle from “Happenings of the Harper Household” and I (Danielle) will host this awesome meme and we would love for you to link up and join us.   There will be a question each week that will require […]

Flashback Friday: Don’t Blink!

Throughout the year, there are the little things that spark my memories into full gear… and I get all mushy about it.Like a couple of weeks ago was Emma’s 13th birthday and I just can not believe she is 13. I can not believe my son is in high school.Gracie never ceases to amaze me […]

Simplify Dinner with a 3 Month Gift from E-mealz!

Being a mom of 5 and running a home daycare during the day… life tends to be super busy. The most hectic time of my day is dinnertime. The kids are home from school, my daycare kids’ parents are arriving to pick up their child and I need to figure out what in the world […]

Child Leash? Yes or No: Debate with the Danielle’s!

Welcome to Week 6 of Friendly Debates With The Danielle’s!     Wanna Play?       Each Week Danielle from “Happenings of the Harper Household” and I (Danielle) will host this awesome meme and we would love for you to link up and join us.   There will be a question each week that […]

Parents Beware of Lithium Button Batteries: 2 Hours Before Battery Starts Burning Through Your Child!

Occasionally I stumble upon “child dangers” on the news or in articles, so I share. This is one I have not heard of before, so I definitely wanted to share!! PARENTS! WARNING! YOUR CHILD CAN SWALLOW THESE BUTTON BATTERIES and These Button Batteries Start Burning Through the Esophagus in about 2 Hours!The battery is swallowed […]

The Bedtime Monster and the Solution

Why is bedtime always a challenge when dealing with our children? It doesn’t matter if they are infants, toddlers or school aged kids – they all protest bedtime. Well maybe not all children, but most children at some point in time do struggle with bedtime in one way or another. Our little babies have a […]

I’m Back! Wanna See My New House?

It’s past midnight, so I am going to just post some pictures here in this post. I would like to show you around my new home! I took these during naptime, so I couldn’t take pictures of the bedrooms… I’ll get to that another day. Behind me is the little hallway with a bathroom, the […]

Toddler Talk Thursdays–Temper Tantrums

TODDLER TALK THURSDAYS This week’s topic is : Temper Tantrums OhMy… Where do I even begin with this one?!? I relate temper tantrums to “terrible two’s”. I’ll tell ya, I don’t really believe in “terrible two’s” and I will tell you why. ‘Terrible two’s’ never really starts at 2 yrs. It’s always just after they […]

Showing Off My Family Pictures… Come See!

We went out in the miserably cold Chicago-Land weather today to suffer through a little family photo shoot. It was 45 degrees and raining ALL DAY. In the afternoon it slowed down to a drizzle so we hopped into the car & headed out to the river. It was CHAOTIC. Nobody wanted to be out […]

YES! It’s Almost Friday!

Have you entered my GIVEAWAY? The last day to enter is Friday!! I am really looking forward to this weekend. I really need some relaxation. Although I highly doubt I will get it. Weekends are always my “catch up” time. Time to catch up on laundry, grocery shopping, cleaning. I read all these SAHM’s/WAHM’s/Homeschool mom’s […]

“Wordless” Wednesday & Some Hops

Wordless Wednesday is never wordless here 🙂 I use it to show off my family, so sue me! This was our walk yesterday. It was close to 80* & beautiful out with all the falling leaves. The colors are so pretty! Of course, then I edited the photos, haha. Here are some without the editing: […]

“Post-It Note Tuesday” Randomness

Am I The Only One With A Disaster?

As I put Gracie down for a nap today, I walked back into the living room & was shocked by the mess. I swear I cleaned my house this weekend! I KNOW I cleaned my house yesterday. I had people over last night! What happened? I went grocery shopping… but didn’t put everything away yet: […]

My Dream House

Ooooh Ooooh Ooooh Soooo Happy It Is Friday!!! The Questions:   1. What do you listen to while driving? I listen to K Love 2. What is your least favorite thing about Fall? – Hmm… that’s hard to pick. I HATE fall, winter, spring. It’s too cold. I guess that is my biggest complaint. I […]


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