Thankgiving Day

All my life, if you asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would say I wanted to be a wife and a mother. Even when I went back to finish my bachelor's degree, all of my classmates knew that I wanted to have babies after I graduated.Well, I have achieved my dream. I have been a wife for 10 years and a mom for almost 4 years. I live in a house with a backyard and I get to stay home and take care of my family and household. I love my life....more

Mercy and Grace

Mercy: Not getting the punishment you deserveGrace: Getting something good you do not deserveMy MOPS meeting last week had a large impact on my mothering. The speaker gave so much practical advice and words of wisdom that I am still processing it.She didn't come armed with only her own wisdom, but she asked her friends for their wisdom as well. She said the responses were from women ranging in age from the early 20's to the late 80's. One of the ladies gave this advise: have boundaries cloaked in grace....more


A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1I'm learning that not only does a gentle word turn away wrath, but a gentle tone of voice. When I speak to my kids with annoyance in my voice, they respond with either annoyance or anger. And this just makes me more annoyed. But I've found that when I speak softly and with a gentle tone, not only do they listen better, but their anger is often diffused quicker....more

Imposing our Norms on our Children

Imposing our Norms on our Children It is interesting to me how we impose our norms (things we consider normal) onto our children....more

Sibbling Squabbles

Sibling Squabbles My kids are starting to fight with each other. It is usually the older one taking something from the younger one....more

Commiseration, Not Condensation

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Ha, just realized the title says Condensation instead of condescation! no rain, no ...more

Wii are Fit


My Private Time

My Private TimeAs a mom of a busy three year old and a needy infant, I don't seem to have much time to myself. I've been having a hard time remembering to find time to read my Bible. It isn't that I don't want to, I just forget....more

The Skinny on Weight

The Skinny on WeightI am the person who used to be skinny. Most of my friends actually wore a bigger size than I did (I won't say they weighed less, because that can be deceptive). I was the skinny person....more


It's raining today. That is not unusual. I like this kind of rain. You barely notice it. In fact, I didn't even know it was raining until I saw drops hit my kitchen window. I can't see the rain fall unless I'm looking at an angle. There are no puddles on our slab, and it's not dripping from our malfunctioning drain. So, while it has been raining for quite a while now, I'm sure that we haven't received much.It's not even very dark outside. The clouds are letting enough light in that I don't need to turn on the lights inside - just open the blinds....more