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 […]

We Have It All: Favorite Bible Verses and Family Quotes!

I thought I would share some of my favorite Bible verses and quotes that I LOVE! I hope you enjoy! “We don’t have it all together, but together we have it all!” (?) Of course, I loved this one enough to use if for my blog name “I am the way, the truth, and the […]

Wordless Wednesday: #Potty Training X2 #WW

FUN! FUN! Now we all know that my “Wordless” Wednesday posts are very seldom wordless… So. Potty Training X2 – FUN TIMES! I don’t potty “train”. I never did. My older kids just kind of fell into being potty trained. They kind of potty trained themselves. When they were ready – they were ready. I […]

We Kicked the Binki to the Curb!

I didn’t want to ‘speak’ too soon… But we did it! We broke the binki habit! We kicked the binki to the curb! Adios binkies! WooHoo! ***I*** have been trying very hard (did you catch that **I** ??).  **I** have been trying for about 6 months now to get rid of the binkies in our […]

Parents of Teens: How Are We Doing in the Chore Department?

I subscribe to all kinds of blogs and websites concerning parenting, so every single day I have tons of emails to either delete or read. Today, one of the teen parenting articles called, “10 Best Chores for Tweens”. This got me thinking. We are parents of teens. How are we doing in the chore department?Being […]

My Son is Back and I am a Happy Mom!

My son has been gone for three whole weeks now, but he’s home!! And I am such a happy mom!! My son, Austin, flew from here (Illinois) to Florida to spend the last three weeks with this grandparents… a.k.a. Nana and Papa. They bought him a round trip ticket to fly out to Florida for […]

Coping With the Loss of a Child, Even After 10 Years

Oh where do I even begin with this one?!? I know the grieving process is different for everyone when coping with the loss of a child, but I did not see this coming at all.Mike and I have been tossing around the idea of trying to conceive… but he just will not quite ‘give in’ […]

Parenting Decisions: Mold Them Now to Prepare Them for Their Future

I just wrote Raising Responsible Children: Will They Be Able to Function in the Real World? and I wanted to add a bit more about parenting decisions regarding our children’s future. This is a topic that is starting to really hit me now that I have one child (step-daughter) that has graduated and one in […]

Fit Mother: Keep it Simple and Fun and Include the Kids

Exercise for moms does not have to be super complicated, structured and planned out to to the “T”. I see a lot of workout challenges lately and I would love (more than anything in the world) to join one because I want to be a fit mother. There are so many programs that I have […]


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