I used to make a lot of money, though I didn't realize it at the time. That 20/20 hindsight can really burn some days. I was doing really well for myself and for my family financially, but I wasn't happy. I wasn't in love with my job anymore, and I tried to compensate by spending the money I was making. Writing at Starbucks, yoga, the gym, spas, masks, and spoiling my family. When we found out we were expecting another little one, I decided I needed to make a change. I know…
My son's birthday just passed. Since it's the beginning of the week and we'll be celebrating on the weekend, we knew we still had to do something ON his birthday so I baked a cake and cooked dinner. We always eat food at the same time, which is whatever time I finish cooking, but we eat in different rooms. My kids eat in the kitchen, I usually eat in my room while watching one of my favorite shows and my husband likes to eat in…Continue
Added by Ronda on September 17, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
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Added by Brittany Nielson Miller on August 1, 2014 at 12:09am — No Comments
A few weeks ago I posted photos on my instagram page showing how beautifully my mother in law's fruits plants have grown. She has a papaya tree, avocado tree, banana tree, mango tree and more grown. There are a few others in their beginning stages. It only took about 5 years for some of her plants to start bearing fruit and I was thinking I should've started growing plants as soon as we bought our house. By now I would have…Continue
Added by Ronda on July 19, 2014 at 2:23pm — No Comments
Some people would say that the cost of silence is free. Those people are not mothers. There is always a cost. Like when your toddler is having a full on tantrum during the 2nd hour of a 14 hour trip so you give him the remaining ½ of a chocolate bar knowing full well that it will leave the worst mess on him, the car seat, the car, etc. but your sanity and that of your husbands is well worth the mess. Or maybe you plopped junior in front of the TV…Continue
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Have you ever slipped and said a tacky word in front of your child? I know that I am guilty of this of accidentally saying something I will regret later or said something that wasn't appropriate for my children to hear. I have always tried to be aware and watch what I say and do in front of them. I want to make sure that my kids aren't picking up bad habits. Believe it or…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 13, 2014 at 4:43pm — No Comments
When your child starts teething, typically around 4 to 6 months of age, your baby will probably be…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 13, 2014 at 4:31pm — No Comments
Early last year we started investigating the idea of adding a second cochlear implant because we were having issues with my daughter being able to hear us when we were…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 4, 2014 at 7:09pm — No Comments
Last fall we decided to take my youngest son out of daycare so that he could stay at home with me during the day. At first I was nervous because I wasn’t sure how I was going to care for him during the day. I am thankful that he has started learning how to play independently and can entertain himself for a few minutes. During those first several weeks, I was so excited and wanted to continue teaching him the things that he was currently learning in daycare. Things changed…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on February 17, 2014 at 8:32pm — No Comments
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Added by Polly Workinger on February 2, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
It really brings great joy while adopting a child into the lives of both the parents and the child. Since, every adoption varies & there are some basic disciplines that all adoptive parents should follow.
Love: It really goes without saying, but genuinely loving an adopted child will go a long way.
Trust: Keep your word and show…Continue
Over the last several weeks, I have noticed that my youngest son doesn’t like to go to bed at night. I am not sure if he is scared of the dark, terrified to be alone, dealing with separation anxiety, if he is just going through a phase where he wants to be independent, or he is afraid of “monsters” hiding under his bed or in his closet. Every night we go through the same exact routine, my youngest son will throw a fit and he will tell me that he doesn’t want to go to bed. Each night we…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on January 8, 2014 at 3:32pm — No Comments
My daughter was born deaf and wears two cochlear implants. While the cochlear implants have changed her life, she is still considered deaf and relies on sign language when her batteries or if there is something wrong with her implants. It wasn’t unheard of my daughter going without an implant for several weeks when she only had one implant. We decided to get her a …Continue
If you are a victim of childlessness or simply want to help an orphan find a loving home you may have thought about adopting a child. There are lots of decisions to be made when choosing an agency to help you in this. Among this is whether to go for a boy or girl.
For many years there have been…
Added by Laurie Colton on December 11, 2013 at 6:27am — No Comments
One of the biggest challenges that bloggers face is how to build an email list.
Most know and understand the saying, "the money is in the…Continue
Well, that's not all I want of course, but after months or probably years of replacing the crappy can openers I have bought I figured I'll vent my frustrations on my blog!
You know how you kind of splurge on household goods when you buy your first house or apartment? Well, that's what we did. We spent $30 on an electric can opener which was pretty…
Added by Ronda on December 1, 2013 at 1:48pm — No Comments
I was bummed with the thought of having to return to work after I had my baby. Due to the circumstances, I was unable to stay at home with my baby after my maternity leave was over. I remember counting down the days until I returned and I felt a deepening sadness overwhelm me. Once, I returned to work…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 17, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments
It is difficult to determine how much milk your baby is drinking while on the breast. This causes some moms to become concerned and then they get worried that their baby isn’t getting enough to eat. If your baby is gaining weight and seems satisfied after a feeding session then you…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 12, 2013 at 7:44am — No Comments
Whether your adopted child is your first or your fourth, savor these precious first moments. Now, to bond with your adopted child and make him feel he has always been a part of your family.
Added by Laurie Colton on November 6, 2013 at 8:22am — No Comments