Category Archives: Parenting

Building a water table

Jacob had his last day of preschool on tiesday, so Wednesday was the first official day of summer. We have made a summer bucket list (pictures to come) and dove right in on day 1 with a summer activity. Josh … Continue reading

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Do you think he knows?

Do you think that this boy knows how much he is loved? How special he is? That I would do anything for him?   Because, as a parent, it’s not something you’re allowed to say. You need to keep a … Continue reading

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A day in the life: Friday edition

For many stay at home moms, weekends are not much different from weekdays. Some moms have additional help from husbands who are off of work, but their work doesn’t really end or lessen. I still get that “Friday feeling” when … Continue reading

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Jacob’s 4th Birthday Party: Under Construction

Jacob chose the theme for his fourth birthday party soon after his third. He LOVED having a party for his birthday, and after his third birthday train party, he was on cloud nine. He told everyone we met about it. … Continue reading

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When positivity is failing

I haven’t always been grateful. I’ve been stressed, pessimistic, overwhelmed, selfish. But as I have gotten older, I’ve realized how much I have to be grateful for. It’s obvious, and it makes no sense to list the “big” stuff…but I … Continue reading

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A day in the life

We wake up, eat breakfast (which is difficult without a sink–our plumbing is clogged.) And we all get bathed and dressed. We are out the door at 8:35 to take Jacob to school. Today is a special day because he … Continue reading

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Enjoy these days

I don’t think a day passes in which I am not told to enjoy these days. I remember being told the same thing when Jacob was a baby, and I remember feeling stressed about it. There is so much to … Continue reading

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Never let me go

Ahh motherhood. The days are long. The nights can be longer. Sometimes I just crave some space for myself–not to be touched for a few minutes. There are always little hands reaching for me. But I remember that they won’t … Continue reading

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Christmas is coming…

Isn’t it always? I came across a great article about non-toy ideas that I thought would worth sharing. It’s not that I don’t want Jacob to have toys–of course I do–but there IS more to life. The appeal of opening … Continue reading

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