Why We Shouldn't Be Interested In Raising Safe Christian Kids

"Look mom! No hands," yelled my eight year old Olivia while out on our bike ride together yesterday. Maybe the first thing on my mind should have been warning her of the potential danger of an eight year old, riding a bike two sizes too big with no hands on a public road. But it wasn't. ...more
Yes. Preach. more

I'm Judging Your Parenting -- Right Now

Just call me a Judgey McJudgerson because even though I have a kid, I still judge other parents. I judge often and I judge hard. I saw several moms on my Facebook feed share an article on the Huffington Post written by Kara Gebhart Uhl entitled "Apologies to the Parents I Judged Four Years Ago." It's a good read; make sure to check it out. To summarize it though, Uhl apologizes to the parents she judged who ignored tantruming children, fed kids McDonald's, and complained publicly about parenting, among other things. I'm probably in the minority but I will still judge you as a parent for these things....more
I have to say that when I read this post I just laughed. Oh, little grasshopper mommy of just ... more

To the Lady in the Food Court: Thank God You're Not Her Mother

I heard you loud and clear. I heard you above the screaming of my child (she was quite loud) in the noisy food court. If you happen across this blog, you know who you are. You are the person who said to her friend "If that were my daughter..." You might remember me because I actually stopped for a second at your table looked you in the eye and proudly stated, "That is my daughter and she is autistic."...more
AWESOME. Just yesterday a friend guest posted on my blog about what it is like to have a child ... more

Far Too Many People Have Been Hurt by Good Intentions

They say there's no such thing as a dumb question, but that's not true. There is such a thing as a dumb question. "When are you guys going to start your family?" "Are you going to try for a girl?" "Are you pregnant yet?" "Shouldn't you be working on baby number two by now?" They're all dumb questions. Unless you know the story, it's really none of your business. You shouldn't ask....more
 @Shellireads I think we all have made that mistake. It happens and we learn. Forgive yourself :) more

Far Too Many People Have Been Hurt by Good Intentions

They say there's no such thing as a dumb question, but that's not true. There is such a thing as a dumb question. "When are you guys going to start your family?" "Are you going to try for a girl?" "Are you pregnant yet?" "Shouldn't you be working on baby number two by now?" They're all dumb questions. Unless you know the story, it's really none of your business. You shouldn't ask....more
She is really, truly beautiful!!   And I know that this really doesn't compare, because your ... more

My Blog Got My Daughter Kicked Out of Preschool

On Friday, my daughter was expelled from her preschool. Why? Because I had a disagreement with the director -- and then I blogged about it. Here is the timeline of events. ...more

Oh. My. Word.

I agree - you need to get your child FAR FAR AWAY from those people who don't ... more

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Smiles brighten mornings and Pillsbury Toaster Strudel frozen pastries can help you bring the smiles! In just minutes you can make your kids smile by serving them a warm, bakery-fresh pastry that they can decorate! ...more

Three words: Tom & Jerry. more

Play for Laughs Week 18

Five seconds before Chet was to join in a duet of "You're the One That I Want" with Sally, he ... more

Own Your Beauty: I Look Different Now Than When We Got Married

It all started a couple of weeks ago.  A petty disagreement turned into a heated discussion, which I then took a step further by the statement, “I’m sorry I’m not as pretty as I was when we got married.” ...more

Preach, girlfriend. more

Our Ultrasound Dilemma

When I was pregnant with my first child, I was completely obsessed with the baby growing in my belly. Partly, I was obsessed because the baby growing in my belly made me throw up every day, sometimes more than once, and I needed a reason to be in so much misery. But I was obsessed, none the less. I found out about an elective 3D/4D ultrasound studio near my house, and I had to get one. ...more

Guess what - by the 4th pregnancy, you ALMOST forget you were pregnant ;)

I honestly think it ... more