The Jedi Master Guide to Showing Your Baby Love


Your beautiful! perfect! squishy and oh-so-cute little baby has a baby love language. Do you know what your baby’s love language is? You ought to! this post contains affiliate links. i’m letting you know because it’s the right thing to do. to find out exactly what that means, click here You’re kidding, right? It’s true… […]

Make Christmas Magical.

Helpful, Parenting

Spend much time in the car, listening to the radio during the month of December and you’ll hear Christmas music. We have heard these songs so many times, we know them by heart. “I want a hippopotamus…” “Tiny Tots with their…..” Wait! What?! TINY TOTS? Driving along and like a blow to the stomach with […]

Ultimate Guide To Buying Gifts For Mom That’ll She’ll Love


“Tiny tots… with their eyes all aglow, will find it hard to sleep tonight.” You know who doesn’t find it hard to sleep on Christmas Eve? Mom. She’s tired. She has shopped. Cooked. Baked. Cleaned. Wrapped. Worked herself into exhaustion making sure everyone else feels the thrill and excitement that makes Christmas time magical. Give […]

The sweetest missionary I know.

Family, Helpful, Parenting

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28: 19-20. The Great Commission. Most Christians know this scripture. Elayna did too. She loved the stories missionaries brought […]

Habit Training How-To For Strait-Up Good Kids


Our family is in the midst of our best home school year ever. I did not finally find the right curriculum, come up with the perfect schedule, join the right co-op, hire tutors. We are having a great year as a result of good habits. Habits that I have been diligently training for years. Years, […]

My Birthday Wouldn’t Be Without Me.


Bits and pieces of my fifth birthday party float in and out of my mind. Like a snapshot, I see myself with my cousins.  Little girls all dressed up. I can see a cake, a memory which comes from a picture I’ve seen. Fast forward eleven years and mom is taking a picture of me […]

How much praise is too much praise?


Do you ever long for a pat-on-the-back? Someone to tell you you’re doing a good job? You don’t need a bunch of praise. Just to know that your efforts are appreciated and maybe even good. If you said no, you are lying. People need affirmation. Kids need affirmation. We need another human to speak the […]

Is Intentional Parenting Really Necessary?


Doctors go to school for years, (aren’t we glad) lawyers must know all the laws, CPA’s, teachers, scientists, all need a lot of training. They could not be successful without it. Babies, however show up after no formal training for the parent. One day you are not a parent, then a few months later, you are. We are left to