I have four kids, four boys! I've heard it all.... You've got your hands full! - Oh, wow! Four boys! - Are they all yours?!? - You're a busy lady! - Are you done?! - Are you going to try for a girl?! - Wow, you're very blessed! - You have such sweet boys -… Continue reading My Four Boys
Earlier this month my friend and fellow blogger, Kate, wrote about kindness in her family. Really, how they struggle with kindness on a daily basis. You can read her full blog post here. She's much more eloquent with words than I am and has a real gift for articulating her thoughts in writing. Funny.... the… Continue reading Teaching Kindness???
Is it just me, or has oatmeal become a little overwhelming?! There's steel cut oats, rolled oats, fast cooking oats and instant oats. You can cook them on the stove top, in the microwave or with boiling water. You can bake your oats or cook them in your crockpot. Then there's overnight oats, prepared with… Continue reading How do you like your oatmeal?
One of the reasons finding balance in life can be difficult, is because life is ever changing. As we grow and change, so do our interests, jobs, and priorities.
If you're a parent, chances are you've felt like this. Felt like the world's biggest failure, that you have no idea what you're doing, that you're just not cut out for this. Those moments when your toddler just won't calm down, he's totally amped and there's absolutely nothing you can do about it. You leave… Continue reading I’m Not Cut Out For This!
Creative outlets are wonderful! It's fun to make beautiful things! Using my time doing things that I love makes me happy; and if I'm happy I'll be a better wife, mom, friend, daughter, sister... you get the idea. Creating to add beauty to the world helps me stay focused on all of the positive things life has to offer. I'm sure my interests and passions will continue to morph and change, as does most everything in life. Change is good, but it's comforting to know that my love for my family and the passion I have for them will always be there. With each creative moment or outlet, or whatever you want to call it, they are the most important, worthwhile thing that I can spend my time on.
Music is something that can be found in our home every day. I sing to my kids to be playful, when I want to entertain or pre-occupy them and when I want to calm them down. I'll catch myself singing to myself when I'm happy. It always brings a smile to my face when I… Continue reading Twinkle Twinkle Little Star