Filling Up the Love Tank – Sometimes It’s the Little Things

We’ve been going through a season of HARD around here.  Hard attitudes, hard hearts, hard words….. Our 10-year-old has been telling us that we love his younger sister more than we love him.  To be completely honest, he has been acting in ways that have been difficult to like, and he has been constantly getting […]

Another Heart Parenting Giveaway Opportunity!

Hey Guys, So I apologize for not posting about this giveaway sooner – forgive me, as I’ve fallen behind! This is a fantastic giveaway for the book that I am currently reviewing.  You still have a few days to enter, so hop on over to the rafflecopter quickly! We are back with another great giveaway […]

For the Parent Who Is Tired of Nagging….. #heartparenting {Motivate Your Child Book Review}

We’ve been struggling with some issues in our home lately that is driving this momma batty…. The attitudes….having to remind our kiddos over and over and over and over to do their homework/get ready for school/pick up after themselves….the indignation when we let them know that they’re responsible for cleaning up their own messes… In […]

Would You Like to Learn How to Motivate Your Child from a Christian Standpoint?

I am excited to share with you about a new book I’m reading this month — Motivate Your Child: A Christian Parent’s Guide to Raising Kids Who Do What They Need to Do Without Being Told. Doesn’t that sound amazing? Isn’t that what you want for your kids?  {I know that this is something that my […]

When Context Means Everything…..

The other night as I was leaving my 7-year-old’s bedroom at bed time, he was throwing out some conversation to prolong my stay. He told me that the book that he brought home from school to read to us had a really hard word in it. I gave some kind of response like “oh, yeah?”, […]

Journeys of Faithfulness {TOS #homeschool review}

  Have you ever felt a yearning for a closeness to God that feels out of reach?  Do you struggle to read your Bible daily?  Has your heart longed for a Bible Study or Devotional that made you want to turn back to your Bible with fresh eyes and a willingness that was previously lacking? […]

The Secret to Potty-Training Success

My little one turned 3 at the end of January, and I feel like we’ve been wishing she  was potty trained for….a decade now. My boy didn’t fully potty-train until he was 3-and-a-half, so I’m confident that it will happen SOMEDAY.  But I confess to being a little bit impatient for it to happen NOW. […]

Monsters in My House {aka Strong-Willed Mornings}

The morning starts out somewhat quietly and with smiles if we’re lucky. But the downhill spiral is a tricky thing and will sneak up on you when you least suspect it. This morning it began with the 2-year-old entering the 6-year-old’s room. Yup, that’s all it took. The 6-year-old and Daddy were having some quiet […]

Would You Eat It…..?

Happy St. Patty’s Day! I was trying to do something a little festive today….originally I planned to make a green version of our blueberry pancake muffins, but we didn’t have the time for it. Instead, I stirred some green food coloring into our Mac ‘n’ Cheese…..which absolutely did not go over well with the 5-year-old […]

Pledge to Play!

This Mama has been checked out lately. Totally zoned out, shut down, not here. Mama no esta aqui. Our attitudes have stunk. We have back-talking, yelling, major meltdowns and terrible tantrums. And the kids have been acting out too. 😉 Well, the weather has been a little warmer lately. So we’ve actually gotten outside to […]