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

God Is in Control

Being in control is so appealing to humans.We like it, because when we're in control, things are going our way. But even when we think we're in control, we really aren't. And when we think we are, but really aren't, that's when things will normally go out on a sour note and we get frustrated, upset, and discouraged. We need to remember God through not only the bad times when we are in need, but in the good times, because every good and every perfect gift is from Him.

While You’re Waiting On Prince Charming

Recently a dear friend of mine told me it was high time to write another article. When I asked if she had any ideas on what I should write about, she said, “Well, your engagement, for one! It gives us single girls a hope.” Well, I’m not sure how qualified I am to write about … Continue reading While You’re Waiting On Prince Charming