You Are Browsing ‘parenting’ Category

My little guy LOVES Baseball. He would play it over anything and everything else, and can even hit the ball without a tee. {He’s only two and a half!} I really want to do a baseball room for him in our next home, but we are currently in the process of moving across a few {er…several} states, so I decided to satisfy my decorating craving by making a sweet...

I’d like to introduce you all to my new partner in crime, Traci! She is my good friend and sister in law and is going to write a blog post from time to time whenever she feels she has something awesome to share. This is her first post (and it’s awesome!) so give her lots of love! If you want to learn more about Traci, check out her about me. My little lady turned one a few days ago! AH! Really!? So we did a sweet little party with friends at the park {more on that later}. I wanted to make her a pretty little headband, but...

I love my little girl. I want big things for her. Strike that, I want huge things for her. I want her to fill every measure of her creation. I want her to know how beautiful she is. I want her to know how much I love her. I want her to learn how to be a well rounded person. I want her to learn that she can do hard things. I want her to be a strong, independent girl. More than anything, I want her to know she is a daughter of God. I want her to understand that she has a divine destiny that no one else can fill except her. I want her to...

I have a friend who has the cutest little boy you’ve ever seen. I about died when I saw him wearing suspenders a little while. Ever since then, I have been on the hunt for some toddler suspenders. I found some, but didn’t like the pattern. So, I decided to make my own. It only took about 20 minutes and holy cow, they are stinkin’ cute. So, I thought...

    Hey! In effort to help you guys save money, I have complied a few guest posts. I’ve been doing one a week, on Mondays. Since this is the last Monday in March, this will be the last guest post on finances for a little while. I am still always interested in guest posts, so if you have something you think other people would like to share, send it my way!    This post is by Chantal from blog.simplybabyfurniture.com. She has some awesome ideas on how to prepare for a baby without using all of your savings.      Here...

I just finished my first ever quilt. It is a gift for my sister in law, who is expecting a baby any day now. I found this pattern here from Curly Top Quilts. It was designed by Curly Top Quilts and the pattern is for sale on her etsy shop for just $3. Check out her blog here.  The pattern was simple and easy to read and I think it was a perfect first quilt. The pattern uses pink as the bright color, but I decided to use yellow. I used heat n bond to make the applique easier. And, I used the back fabric as binding to make things even...

In my quest to come up with some good activities for my almost two year old, I came across an idea from Play, Create, Explore. This activity was easy to prepare and my little guy loved it. It kept him occupied for about 25 minutes, which is house in toddler time. So, what I did was save egg shells from breakfast (we had omelets). I boiled the egg shells and cleaned out the insides afterwords. I’m not sure if boiling was actually necessary, but I figured it couldn’t hurt. I put all the shells into a bowl and stuck him in...

Potty training seems like such a scary thing to me. For one, it means that my baby is growing up. As much as I hate changing diapers, I don’t want him to grow up too fast. I love having babies at home and I am so lucky to have two of them. However, two in diapers is not fun. He is only 21 months right now. I know some people have been able to potty train their children that young, but he is not ready yet. However, I am doing a few things that I think will help him to be ready quicker. And for the record, I had a hard time writing...

I believe that when kids do things that are hard for them, they end up feeling proud of themselves. I have seen so many parents do things for their kids that, with a little encouragement, the kids could have done themselves. We tell our kids they can do anything they want to do and be anything they want to be. But, as soon as it looks like they are struggling, we step in and help. What kind of message does that send our kids? My not quite two year old and I have moments like this all the time. Something happens that he things may be difficult...

When my husband and I decided to live in a two bedroom house with a family of four, it meant that our kids would have to share a room. This is a right of passage for anyone with a sibling, it seems like. At one point or another most kids have shared a room. Our kids are no different. One thing that sets them apart from many others that share a room is that they are only 12 months apart. When we moved into our house, our youngest, a girl, was four months old and still sleeping in a bassinet in our bedroom. Our oldest, a boy, was 16 months...

‹ Navigate ›