Tag: parenting

the day I got rid of my pets

I’ve got pet peeves.  Everyone does, right.  That ONE thing (or multiple things?) that get under your skin and irritates you more than anything else in the world. My personal list of pet peeves is embarrassingly long.  I cannot stand the sound… Read More

Mommy, you love me?

My daughter has started asking, “Mommy, you love me?” like she’s just not sure.  She’s reaching the point where the words, “love you” are starting to mean something.  For months she has said, “wuv you!” in response to our I-love-yous, and although… Read More

EB & expectations

Recently all four kids were out playing in the front yard, and riding bikes in the cul-de-sac.  We moved to this house in the middle of last year, and the bigger yard and bike-riding space has been a gift for my outdoors-loving… Read More

girl time!

If there’s something I’m feeling as we get closer and closer to traveling to get Julianne, it’s the need to spend more one-on-one time with my kids.  With the goal of spending at least one “date” with each kid individually before travel,… Read More

quick post, proud mama!

Not sure what else could make me more proud of her… Comment from her teacher on her 1st quarter report card: “Rachel is a very kind-hearted girl who loves the Lord. She excels in our academic areas and is already mastering cursive… Read More

over & under reacting

I know this statement may not be popular to some people… but here it comes…. I watch 19 Kids & Counting.  Yes, yes I do.  Actually, I DVR it, and then watch it later. 🙂 I know there is an entire blogosphere… Read More

dolls and swords

The differences between my 3.5 year old daughter and my 2.5 year old son are becoming more obvious by the week. Today, Rachel asked me to help her dress her doll in a onesie I gave her that doesn’t fit Brady.  Actually,… Read More

and then something happens, that makes me feel grateful!

Again, I will re-hash the fact that my three year old is giving up naps.  Today I realized that when I was pregnant with our second child, Rachel went from two naps a day, down to one.  At that point, I was… Read More

one of the best things…

One of the best things in my life is when my 2 year old daughter throws her arms around my neck and says, “I love you, Mommy”.