It's a Boy! Unbiased Information About Circumcision

There is a skeleton in the back of my skeptic closet. A gnarly thing, decrepit and long dead. It lived when my daughter was but a babe. During that time, I came across a storm of information about how harmful vaccines could be. ...more
Im from New Zealand and its not the norm to do it here. A lady from work had to drive to another ...more

School Uniforms-Causing conflict between mothers and daughters since, forever

I went with my daughter this morning to get her school uniform jumper shortened.  As I was helping put on the yellow polo shirt and blue and yellow jumper she said "Do I have to wear this? Why do I have to wear this?" I told her "Because all of the other girls at your school will be wearing the same thing. I know you don't like it, but this jumper is going to be your new best friend." ...more

The Life of A Farmer

My little man is overjoyed with tractors, planes and trains. He has a deep love for such machinery that I can't fulfill within him. As we came to visit my parents this past week, I knew my dad, Coopers papa could fulfill his tiny little dream...and boy was he ecstatic.Papa took him for rides in his BIG ford pickup......more

10 Things I learned in 10 Years of Parenting

 Sometimes I forget I have been a parent this long. I look around at these people wandering around my house almost the same height as me now and forget they were little. It feels like a million years ago.So what can I offer up as words of wisdom? What have I learned over the last ten years that can help a new mother?Nothing....more

a little trip to morro bay

if you have never seen her, Morro Bay is a splendid little fishing town north of Santa Barbara.we lived there for about 13 years before we made the move to socal....more

10 Things Parents Shouldn't Say To Non-Parents

Lately, I've seen some articles (this one in particular) about how people with kids are tired of hearing certain things from people without munchkins. I know, I know, we don't get it. But maybe, possibly, you're forgetting what it's like to not have kids. There are different stresses but stress none the less. ...more
As I was reading your post, one thing kept jumping out at me.  Most of the things you listed are ...more

The Current State of Dix

   This picture was taken on the Fourth of July, two days before the "Dix Apocalypse"....more

Is it my turn to have a tantrum now?

Does this look familiar to you?  This face (and the crossed arms, as well) is presented to me dozens of times daily.  My adorable angels, ages 6 and 3, have become very expressive these days.  ...more

Quiet Boxes for Kids

 I have 2 kids. 5 and 1/2 years apart in age. Yes, the oldest is very helpful and plays with her baby brother and loves to help Mommy. The bad part is baby brother is little and still needs his naps which means a lot of down time for the 6 year old. Since it summer time and we're home more I knew I had to put something in place to save my sanity while brother naps and keep big sister busy. On Pinterest one night I came across some "quiet boxes" to keep kids busy....more

I Prayed For That?

Earlier this year I wrote about exercise and my lack of it. I talked about the days I use to walk almost everyday for an hour and a half per day. While I walked I either worshiped God while listening to music or talked to Him through prayer. Soon after this post I realized I missed this time with God. Even though I spent most mornings alone with God I missed being out walking with Him. That’s when I started praying for time in my day to get back to walking like I used to....more