My due date was set for July 1st, 2015 with my fourth boy. My husband had just started a new job and was scheduled to go out of town June 15th through June 19th. At first I was not concerned I felt confident that God has always been faithful in having our babies come on the right day and right time, but as the day approached closer for him to be out of town, my nerves started to kick in. People would often comment “well at least it’s your fourth baby and not your first” as if that would make…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on July 31, 2015 at 12:04pm — No Comments
The sun is shining and the warm breeze is blowing... this is the perfect time for water play! Sure, you can put the sprinklers on in your backyard... or you could visit one of these 14 Splashtastic Water Parks in Illinois! No setup or cleanup necessary - music to a parent's ears!
CoCo Key Water Resort (Rockford, IL)
I need my iPhone. I need the connection to the outside world. Human interaction.
I spend 14 hours out of my day with a 3 year old and a 18 month old. Sometimes the most intelligent conversation revolves around me…Continue
Added by Maria Foy on June 14, 2015 at 4:33pm — No Comments
I'm a big consumer of sugary, fatty goodness, so was very skeptical at first of the quality and taste of anything gluten free / dairy free /…Continue
Added by Maria Foy on June 8, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I was waiting the other day for my doctor appointment and I was reading my bible as I waited. I was reading in II Corinthians and these verses 12:7-10 stuck out to me in a great way. So I thought I would share with you. I hope you will continue to read this post even if you are not pregnant,…Continue
People will always have weapons in the house. One way or another. Collecting, security reasons or having them as the instruments of work. It’s understood that guns and knives don’t kill people by themselves. There’s still a danger around, especially when children are considered. Yes, kids can take the weapon and start running around and they will, so here’s a little guide…Continue
Added by Stacy Green on May 19, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
I recently visited the Sacramento Zoo with my two older boys on a school field trip and we had a great time. I have visited the Sacramento Zoo many times, and try to go once a year. If you have not recently attended they have made some new additions! One of my favorite new additions is the Stage Show with Animal Talks! They display different animals, share fun facts and information about the animals and allow you to touch some of the animals. At one point during the show they invited…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on May 6, 2015 at 1:25pm — No Comments
Every year on the first Thursday of May is the National Day of Prayer. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman, its purpose to invite people of all faiths to pray for the nation.
A great site to visit on the history and fun facts about the National Day of Prayer is: www.NationalDayOfPrayer.org. You can also obtain great resources to…Continue
Added by Jessica Briggs on May 2, 2015 at 11:13am — No Comments
Diamonds are forever
Jewelry and mankind have a long-standing history.It is one of the oldest type of archaeological artefact ever found. It has decorated and adorned the most illustrious figures of the past.It can signify religious beliefs. It can be an artistic expression. It is a marker of personal standing. It has been a status symbol from then up to this day.
Whether you favor amber over emerald, jade over quartz, or ruby over sapphire, there is no…Continue
Added by Mary Desilva on May 1, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments
I’m embarrassed to say that I only recently got my Will in order. I have a 4 year old son and an 8 month old daughter and yet it took me this long to get my act together and draft one up. I would be lying if I said that I couldn’t find the time to get around to it. I did. It’s not easy thinking…Continue
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Being a Person with Tourettes can be so difficult and challenging. For a child, it can be even more difficult. Sometimes it is extremely hard for the child to translate to adults what is happening to them and they cannot control the tics that occur. Many seek every solution in controlling the tics but most often, even after Tourettes is diagnosed, a solution is often not found. I have read that some visit doctor after doctor and trying tons of medication…Continue
Added by Stacie Anderson on April 23, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments
What is the place in this large, dangerous and hostile world where we can hide from all problems, find support and understanding? For the majority of people it is home. Who can help us in every situation, give advice, and just love us as we are? They are our mothers, fathers and, of course, brothers and sisters.
Is not it cool to have the…Continue
Added by Stacy Green on April 17, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments
Added by Monica Dubsky on March 20, 2015 at 3:18am — No Comments
After escaping death by crocodile successfully (read more about that here) we were off and ready to explore all that…Continue
Added by Amber Nicole Mamian on March 14, 2015 at 2:09pm — No Comments
I have been learning about my Ancestry since I was a young girl. I have now taken over updating our family tree since my mother is no longer around to do so. I have met family online that I have never known before, I had only heard about them. One day I plan to share this opportunity with my daughter, so she can continue what was started by my mom!!…Continue
Added by Tammy L Bell on March 13, 2015 at 9:43am — No Comments