Childlike Faith

  This afternoon when I picked up my 4 year-old daughter from preschool, I noticed she had a Princess brush in her hand.  As any normal mother, I noticed immediately that the brush didn’t look like it came from our home.  I asked my daughter and she insisted it was hers.  Knowing the brush wasContinue reading “Childlike Faith”

Embracing “Un-popular” Parenting Decisions… The Process of Creating “Successful” Adults (Part 1)

While iPhones, TV and video games are great for distracting children in a pinch, increasing evidence shows that too much screen time can potentially cause childhood depression and increase the risk for attention problems later on. A Great article to check out…  http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/963474/can-screen-time-cause-childhood-depression.   As a family we have made decisions that are “unpopular” inContinue reading “Embracing “Un-popular” Parenting Decisions… The Process of Creating “Successful” Adults (Part 1)”

Help Me, Help Them… “I’ll Praise You In This Storm”

In the worst of circumstances, I can still see God’s blessings and goodness!  At times I may have to look harder, but their there, nonetheless. This week my family has been dealing with this new strain of Norwalk Virus, I think the name is Sydney, or it’s originated in Sydney… Something like that.  Anyway, it’sContinue reading “Help Me, Help Them… “I’ll Praise You In This Storm””

Thank You Lord for the Gift of Motherhood

Sweet little girl. A nasty old nightmare has awakened you. Steeling our sleep. Lying next to you in your bed… Soaking in this precious moment. As I wait for you to drift off to sleep… I watch you breathe… Caressing your baby soft cheeks. You make my heart smile, As you gently rub mommy’s hair.Continue reading “Thank You Lord for the Gift of Motherhood”

Today’s Joy in Raising a Tween

All my life I have heard people’s nightmare stories regarding raising their teenage children. I would be lying to say that I haven’t been frightened as a result of their stories. These stories have at times caused me to dread my four children becoming teenagers. My oldest son is almost a teenager, he will beContinue reading “Today’s Joy in Raising a Tween”

The “Perfect” Picture or “Perfect” Memories?

Behind the camera. Intent on capturing the “perfect” picture. Smile… Kids… Smile… Now! Look here… Look over there! Turn your head. Act like you love each other. Snap… Click… Click… Click… Snap! The kid are determined to NEVER crack a smile. How much do I miss? Looking at life through a glass lens. Intent onContinue reading “The “Perfect” Picture or “Perfect” Memories?”

Life’s What Happens When You Have Other Plans

Life’s what happens when you have other plans! A good friend, mentor, and mother figure has stated this quote to me, on countless occasions. Needless to say, it’s not my favorite thing to hear, but I will admit it is the truest statement, I think I’ve ever heard. Do we plan on a loved oneContinue reading “Life’s What Happens When You Have Other Plans”

Thank You, Jesus, For My Daughter

My daughter is a priceless treasure. I am thankful for her smile, her sweet giggle, and her amicable nature. I love her tiny little pig tails and the way she proudly shows them off to her brothers. I love the way she wants to show daddy her cute little dresses. I love how she carriesContinue reading “Thank You, Jesus, For My Daughter”

Few Days Away From Facebook

I deleted Facebook applications from my iPhone and my iPad for several days. I felt my spirit needed a break. My break only lasted a few days and that’s okay. All I needed was a few days. A few days to realize a few VERY important things. 1.) {EVERYTHING IN MODERATION} goes for Facebook, too!Continue reading “Few Days Away From Facebook”