Becoming a Mother Changes You

Becoming a mother changes you. And by "mother" I mean as soon as that second line shows up on the pregnancy test and you know there's a little life inside you. Becoming a mother changes you in the way that, as far as I can tell, nothing else does. Becoming a mother changes you immediately … Continue reading Becoming a Mother Changes You

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DIY Toddler’s Craft Corner

At eighteen months my daughter is really starting to show her fun side. Don't get me wrong-- she's always been fun, but the past month or so her personality and humor and interest in certain things are really coming through. Some of her interests include playing with play-dough, coloring, sorting out or lining up her toys (or quirky little things she picks up around the house). 

Her attention span for books and certain activities is still pretty short because of her age, but it's getting longer as she gets older, so that makes doing crafts and reading or practicing ABCs and 123s a bit easier and that's something I am really starting to instill in our days now. 

We've had a little table for her in our kitchen/dining area for several months and she really enjoys sitting at it for snacks and playing. So I've set her up a little craft corner at it with a box of fun things for her to do-- and learning new skills as she plays, unbeknownst to her...

Finding Peace in the Hard Days of Motherhood

It's 11 PM and my day is finally coming to a close. The day was full of busy-ness. It was filled with messes, cries, tantrums, disciplining, boo-boos, and more messes. But it was also full of smiles, giggles, hugs, kisses, cuddles, and more smiles. I feel like I did it all today. My feet tell … Continue reading Finding Peace in the Hard Days of Motherhood

Children are the Most Important Work

“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.” – Dr. John Trainer I was reading the latest issue of the No Greater Joy magazine the other day and came across this quote in one of their articles, and it really stuck out to me. It's something I need … Continue reading Children are the Most Important Work