Let me tell you what I’m most excited to give my kids for Christmas. It’s not the cool bike we are giving Bug (it’s his first) and it’s not the Let’s Rock Elmo we’re giving Sis. It’s the two classic children’s books you see below. I love books. I’m talking real books with hard covers and crisp pages. I even… Read More
My family has never celebrated Advent at home. Sure I remember lighting the candles at church and reading the scriptures. I’d heard of Advent calendars, but never really thought to implement them into my life. A lot of my fellow bloggers celebrate Advent at home. I felt inspired to start a new tradition by celebrating Advent at home with my… Read More
I never really thought that physical injury was something to worry about “on the job” as a stay at home mom. My son has headbutted me in the nose more times than I can count and I’ve always come away just fine. Sure, it would hurt for a few minutes, but then the incident would be forgotten. Well, not today…. Read More
I am currently an extended breastfeeder. That’s funny to me because I never thought I would be in this position. Why did I never think this? I guess it’s because the society that I live in is still pretty squeamish about breastfeeding, and extended breastfeeding, well, that’s a don’t ask don’t tell subject. My first son was not breastfed. I… Read More
When I was pregnant with my first child, you would have heard me say that I would never put him in the bed with me. I knew all about the “dangers” of bed-sharing, and, to be honest, I didn’t want my precious bed space taken up by another person. The bassinet was ready to go for about two months before… Read More
Today, my kids’ birthdays are on my mind. My baby girl turned one last week and my little boy turns three next week. I can’t believe how quickly they are growing and I need to finalize the very simple harvest party we are having for both kids. This is part of On My Mind.