Teaching your children to be responsible begins with giving them responsibility - even one spoon/fork/plate/bowl/cup at a time……Read More
Living in Easter Iowa with winters that seem to last half the year, pushes me to get creative for our high-energy children who get a little stir-crazy.
I started to think back on some fun things from my own childhood and remembered my fondness for tents……Read More
“Maturity comes not with age but with the acceptance of responsibility. You are only young once but immaturity can last a lifetime!” - Edwin Louis Cole
Raising successful, mature adults begins with giving children responsibility - even simple things like folding kitchen washrags and towels……Read More
I've noticed that as summer is in full swing, so are my children's appetites! I've recently instituted, "The Bottom Drawer" as way to help appease their growling tummies and growing bodies.Read More
Waking up this morning to my daughter's 4th birthday flooded my heart with thankfulness. And gratefulness.
When you almost lose something, and then get to keep it...I dare say that it becomes a little more precious. Lydia Rae is exactly that to me......Read More
Children cry. A lot.
Babies are born crying. It's their only way of verbalizing their demands or desires. There are five original cries: the hungry cry, the tired cry, the I'm-uncomfortable cry, the I'm-in-pain cry, and the burp-me-please cry.
Slowly, surely, words are learned and then used to express what they need and want. In the process there are tears. Many tears. Tears of anger, frustration, sadness, disappointment, and fear......Read More
I’ve always said that, “If he wins, I win” in regards to my marriage. It’s been such a joy teaching this same concept to my children......Read More
Childhood - such a strong word. And with that one word brings such conflicting emotions to so many......Read More
I love this picture......Read More
Late Summer, I started noticing the need for some fresh incentive and reward for our energetic and tenderhearted Josiah......Read More