Help Little Ones Learn at Home

Gigi, my five-year-old, wants to know everything about... EVERYTHING! Questions, questions, questions. all. the.time. I love her inquisitive nature and her thirst for knowledge, but boy can it be exhausting answering every question she has. So in ...more

Why Every Parent Needs to Make a Will

It's not something we like to think about, parents or otherwise, but it is a serious and imperative document to establish once you have kids. The #1 reason people put off making a will is the cost associated with it. I'm happy to tell you that you ...more

We Weren't Silent During #NMOS14

Thursday at 7 p.m., thousands of Americans gathered together at vigils in memory of Michael Brown of Ferguson, Missouri, and the other people who have lost their lives in incidents of police brutality. As those crowds drew together to observe a ...more

Talking with Hummingbirds

My eyes fluttered open at four o’clock in the morning and I found myself waking to the awareness of the brevity of life, my mortality, and the mystery of it all. A slightly uncomfortable feeling washed over me, a sadness. It was then that I ...more

Letting Her Learn

She’s a lot like me. A little cautious, a tad fearful. Prefers to set her own pace. Doesn’t take criticism awfully well. But determined, so determined. Last year, she really tried it but took a spill. And that was it. Her confidence grazed, never ...more

On Food Allergies and the First Day of School: She Was Okay

I breezed through the first day of school like an old pro today. I dropped my first grader off outside his classroom then made my way to kindergarten. My brave little girl sat stoically in her seat as I said my goodbyes. I threaded my way through the kindergarten parents clustered around the donut table in the courtyard. Sniffling while their little babies said the pledge of allegiance for the first time behind the closed doors. My carefully averted eyes giving them privacy and refusing to allow their emotions to affect me. I didn't stop for a donut—or a tissue. ...more
I went through and still go through the worries everyday with Holland's severe allergies. It's ...more

5 Tips on Raising a Strong-Willed Child

I'm totally smitten by my daughter's gumption, independence, carefree spirit, and determination. I've witnessed her solve problems all on her own. I've shared the thrill of her figuring out how to put on her sandals while being able to successfully secure the strap all on her own. I've seen the love and care she gives to all of her friends at school. I've observed how confidently she expresses herself to her teachers, family, friends, and us. I know all of these wonderful traits will take my little girl far in life and I feel so honored to be able to tag along for the ride. ...more

Why Shouldn't I Let My Leg Hair Grow in the Winter?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,Do women still need to shave their legs in the winter months? I say they don't, but my friends all insist that I'm wrong and that I need to use a razor to stay smooth and feel sexy and attractive. Personally, I don't see the point, because I usually wear long pants and boots and it's not like I'm married or even have a boyfriend. What do you think? Hair or no hair?Signed,Princess Hairy...more
I shave my underarms and legs year around but in Europe, many women of all ages never shave. I ...more

Beauty in Brokenness

Forgive how cryptic this post seems....more

Don’t Worry. It Happens to Everyone. Vol. 2

Everybody farts. And that’s okay. In fact, It’s more than okay ....more

Fashion Friday: Edition now with a 20% coupon code!

I’m super excited about today because the nice people at Bauble Bar have offered a 20% coupon code that you can use on any purchase through this Sunday the 24th. All you have to do is enter the promo code BIGMAMA at checkout to get 20% off all manner of great jewelry, plus Bauble Bar always offers free shipping and free returns. I took the liberty of picking out some of my personal favorites just in case you’re interested ....more

Stephanie Kehr | Featured YA Author

About Stephanie Kehr… Stephanie is a seventeen-year-old dreamer, child of God, and story crafter. She began penning novels as a tender twelve-year-old and completed her book, Reaching Home, at sixteen. If she isn’t too busy dreaming up kingdoms and reciting poetry, Stephanie plans to graduate with an English degree before her nineteenth birthday ....more

7 Quick Takes about a special vintage dress, a hiphop wedding, and that moment when all your cards are declined at Wal Mart

— 1 — I’m back! I haven’t been blogging much lately because I’ve been savoring my real life. I spend my mornings gazing out the window, prayerfully watching the morning sun filter through the clouds as I sip my coffee ....more

7 fun activities for toddlers using BUBBLES!

Looking for some fun activities for toddlers? ...more

I Didn’t Want to Imagine Being an Adult Still Living With a Disability

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jenny Hill for a summer series highlighting great bloggers who focus on disability. ...more

in the studio :: super hero party

Welcome to In The Studio, a place to show off your studio and meet some great artists! I mentioned last week about planning the most epic Super Hero Party ever! What a blast we had dressing ridiculous and acting like crazy people! ...more

They have those foil wrapped potatoes at my local ...

They have those foil wrapped potatoes at my local Giant too! I pause and contemplate them every time I'm in the produce section. I think they also had pre-roasted sweet potatoes in with the cut up fruit ....more

Singles Day 2014

Today is Single's Day!!!I know this may seem like the craziest, cheesiest thing ever. ...more