I'm a Horrible Mother...

Some days I feel like I've got things pretty under control. On those days that the children mostly got along with one another, and the laundry is mostly washed and mostly folded (if not mostly put away) and I've prepared a dinner that is mostly ...more

Birthdays and the Holidays: Too Much?

We just finished up two birthdays in a seven day period, all the week before Thanksgiving. Sometimes the birthdays fall the same week as Thanksgiving, and once in his seven years, our youngest son celebrated his special day on Thanksgiving. It's ...more

New Ideas for Your Elf on the Shelf!

Thanksgiving is almost here! That means a few things in our household: 1. Delicious, delicious foods will be enjoyed 2. Browsing through Black Friday ads and the start of Christmas shopping 3. Reese, our Elf on the Shelf, is returning!!! ...more

No Gifts?!

Here’s a brain teaser: A girl receives an invitation to a birthday party. The invitation specifically states “no gifts, please”. Should the girl:a) run out and buy the perfect gift for the birthday girl; she’s no Scrooge  b) show up at the party ...more

My Daughter Is Walking Her Own Path

While my eyes catch the bubbly, outgoing gals enjoying their friends in the school pick up line, my 7th grade daughter is standing off to the side, alone. She is a total introvert. In many ways, her anti-social behavior breaks my heart because ...more

What Do You Mean I'm "Spoiling" My Child?

You know what really grinds my gears? The seven words I'm willing to bet every mother has heard at some point or another: You are going to spoil that child. ...more

Fantastic & Fun Ideas for Your Hunger Games Party

With the release of Mockingjay I decided it was a great time to repost about the Hunger Games party we had in 2012. David (BEN!'s brother) is visiting and planning to go see it while he is here. Me? I love pretty much any kind of themed party. ...more

Teaching Young Children To Be Thankful

By Gena Kittner, Mommy Sanest contributor Getting a child to say “please” and “thank you” isn't terribly hard. We demand it. Want some fruit snacks? Say “please.” The Target lady just gave you a sticker, what do you say? But what I've been pondering, as the season of thankfulness is upon us, is how we teach our kids to mean it. In other words, how do we teach thankfulness? ...more
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Best No-Tear Ways to Say Bye to Your Kids

Whether you’re leaving your kids in the nursery for church or going out of town for a few days, saying bye is not an easy task. Many kids, after they reach the age of 10 months suffer from separation anxiety. They often wonder if and when mommy is coming back ....more

The day I found a leaf

I picked it up on the way home from school one morning. Burnt orange was just beginning to trace its way inward, the shape intact, despite the many feet that had walked the same path where it lay. I carried it between my thumb and forefinger, coffee mug in my other hand ....more

How I’m Saving Early For My Kids’ College Tuition

I worked my way through college. I hustled hard. I took night classes and worked in offices as a receptionist or admin some semesters, and I took day classes and worked in nightlife some semesters ....more

Candles and Autumn and Christmas

Ever since I...more

Gift Ideas for Her

I did something fun with a few of my girlfriends today. ...more

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Five Frivolous Friday Fun Facts – Second Edition

Here we go…day 28 of National Blog Post Month (NaBloPoMo). Are we there yet? It’s kind of what it feels like ....more

How We Announced Our Pregnancy

Disclaimer: I am not pregnant.Three years ago, my husband and I found out we were expecting Emme two days after Thanksgiving while we were in Ohio. After taking four (yes, four) pregnancy tests—and carefully studying each one—we concluded that, no, our eyes were not tricking us, and yes, that was definitely a second pink line....more

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm a day late! But happy (belated) Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping day! Bob and I did some shopping yesterday evening, and a little this morning ....more