Both of our older kids learned to ride a bike at a young age. Our daughter was four and our son was three. It has been hands down one of the most fun things they have learned. Family walks...
Many women envision nursing their baby from the breast immediately after birth and are shocked and disappointed if that isn’t their reality. My whole life I expected to breastfeed my child and never considered that it might not come...
He's 5.  He has brought me more smiles than I ever could have imagined. Entered our world from across an ocean.  I've changed nearly every parenting tactic I had with our older three and have been reminded that even...
I sat on the floor at home, snapping Legos together, not knowing quite what I was building.  My son sat across from me, building as well, and talking away about his day.  As we sat there chatting, my mind...
Tonight was like most weeknights at our house – busy!  Getting kids home from school just in time to get them back out the door; one to volleyball practice and one to jiu jitsu open mat.  With both kids...
How many times have you wished you had an extra set of hands? With 8 members in my family, it is exhausting just thinking about all that I have to get done in a day. I work from home, some...
Change can be big like a new school or a new house or good friends moving away. They can be smaller and more mundane, like the change of today's plans or the transition from school to summer. Or vacation! Some of my biggest challenges as a mother have come when we are in the midst of change. Sometimes I am aware of the change, and other times I realize later that I was clueless.
Having kids changes your relationship. It's as simple as that. For anyone who says it doesn't, I'd love to hear about how having your spouse watch you give birth didn't change how they viewed you. Or how constantly having kids...
When my daughter Karalee was a baby, we used sign language with her and she picked it up pretty quickly! She was able to tell us what her basic needs were, even though she couldn’t verbalize those needs quite...
Though they love when I plan Pinterest-worthy crafts, they are just as happy with simpler art projects. The beginning of the year is a great time to empty out your pantry. A little glue and construction paper can transform leftover pasta, rice and dried beans into beautiful artwork. Budding chefs will enjoy making “soup” with a bowlful of snow and leftover cereal and food coloring.

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