The Reality of Life with a Spirited One Year Old and a New Baby

When I found out last summer that I was pregnant with my fifth baby, my fourth child was about to have a birthday. Her first birthday. I couldn’t believe it, I was finally going to have two close together! I was thrilled. The pregnancy was good until the halfway point at which time there were […]

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Easy Ways to Boost Your Mood as a Stay at Home Mom

We all need a boost sometimes. Here are some ways to be encouraged while living the life of a stay at home mom! -Text- Even if things are hairy at your house, with the baby needing you and the the older kids less than quietly playing, talking or fighting, you can still chat on the […]

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Last Baby & Starting Solids + Video

It’s been a quick six months in many ways and it’s time to give baby Isabella rice cereal for the first time. But I’m finding it difficult to do because she is my last little one and I don’t want her to grow up! I’ve started an unlisted YouTube channel to go along with my […]

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The Carefree Days of Summer

I read blogs about summer all summer long. Many of them are written by mothers who feel joy because they are experiencing the magic and wonder of carefree days. Mothers who are noticing that the normal speed of their life seems to have temporary slowed down. They bask in their newfound ability to stay up […]

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Day in the Life | Baby Isabella (July 2018)

Isabella is six months old today! Here’s what our day was like yesterday, from her perspective: I woke up quietly, as I always do, but mama comes in to check on me regularly (she really ought to just get a video monitor) and at 9:15 she found me awake. I had been enjoying the beauty […]

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