Where is the Parenting Manual?

Have you ever felt a little lost in your mothering?  Like you know you can do better but you don’t know where to begin? It seems like my kids are always growing into a new stage-I guess with 6 of them that is to be expected.  There is always something new to figure out…since of […] Read more…

Mom Mission Statement: Mom is a Person Too!

I love being a mom (although it isn’t always easy!)…it was a title that didn’t initially come easily to me.  When having babies did happen for me…it happened quickly…6 kids in 10 1/2 years!  It was an intense time of baby-growing, sleepless nights, baby snuggles, toddler cuteness (and tantrums)…basically I was hyper-focused on my growing […] Read more…

Monthly Meal Planning with Printable

I know, I know…most people have a hard time meal planning for a week!  Why on earth would I want to plan out a month at a time?  I’ll tell you why….because monthly meal planning makes my life easier! Why Would I Do Monthly Meal Planning? I have to meal plan less often!  I only […] Read more…

Mom Talk Through Podcasts

As a stay-at-home-mom I just can’t always get together with mom friends and have a good chat.  Yet…sometimes I just need good uplifting conversation…someone to tell me “I know it’s hard, keep up the good work!” I have found that podcasts help fulfill a need for me…and I can listen to them almost anywhere or […] Read more…

Get Them to Bed…and Talk!

Bedtime is one of those prime parenting times when we can make a big impact on our children’s lives…we can connect with our kids without all the distractions of the day surrounding us. I try (and I do mean try…it is not unusual for me to put my little guys to bed and then fall […] Read more…

Family Traditions: Easter

Ever get the feeling that the holidays pass you by so quickly that it’s just a blur of chocolate and chaos? I know I do.  I have tried to create a Christ centered Easter tradition in my home.  We don’t do the Easter bunny.  We don’t do Easter baskets.  My kids fill their own Easter […] Read more…

Art Month: Harrison and Playing with Colors

I don’t always have the easiest time being the “fun mom.”  Even though that was my dream before I had kids, I find that I’m the more serious type!  But when I get the art supplies out…it helps me earn my “fun mom” badge! Here are a couple of easy art projects that will make […] Read more…

Art Month: Seurat with Pencil Erasers and Q-tips

This post contains affiliate links.  You need stuff…it doesn’t cost you any more to buy through these link and it helps me out.  Thanks! My kids love it when I tell them we are doing an art project!  What is it about kids and paint?  I don’t know but it makes them giddy! These projects […] Read more…

Be Awesome…and Let Your Kids Know It!

Do your kids think you are “just a mom?”  That you are around to answer their every need?  Maybe it’s time they got to know you as a person! We all have a story to tell…Bucket of Awesome helps us each tell our own story.  There are some amazing prompts to help you ponder your […] Read more…

Art Month: Kandinsky with Circles and Trees

I really want my kids to appreciate good art.  The mess they make when doing art projects doesn’t always make me jump with joy…but sometimes a mom has to do what a mom has to do! I like Kandinsky’s art…it’s fun to look at..and fun to say!  These projects were easy for me to put […] Read more…

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