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The Dreaded “D” Word – Dating

So, I pretty much do not have this parenting thing figured out.  Just this morning all three of my teen/tween daughters were upset with me before 8:00 a.m. so you can take any advice from me with a grain of salt. My daughters are at the age where they are noticing boys… and boys are […]

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Forty.

  So I turned 40 this week. 40. Wow. It doesn’t bother me.  Turning a new number.  It’s just that 40 seems so, well, grown-up.  I feel like I should have my life in order and have things together, whatever together means.  Instead, I still struggle. I struggle to raise Godly children who I want so […]

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Parenting Tweens & Technology

I used to share a lot more of my parenting struggles with the world via the blog.  While I still feel there is benefit to parents sharing their struggles and successes it becomes murky territory now that the children are older.  Their privacy and opinions of what should or should not be shared in such […]

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Homeschooling 4 boys does not exempt me from this

Homeschooling 4 boys does not exempt me from this

Homeschooling 4 boys does not exempt me from…spit wads. Gross!

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Monday Musings

So, I may have mentioned I have a full time job now.  While I do love my new job, it’s been a big adjustment.  Obviously, one of the things that shuffled to the back-burner was the blog.  It’s feeling a bit neglected even though I think of things all the time that I should share. […]

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My Latest Stitch Fix

So, the first time I tried Stitch Fix, it wasn’t the greatest.  I did get a sweater that I liked (that has since disappeared – hmm), but other than that, the items either didn’t fit well or at all, or just weren’t to my liking.  This time, I took more time leaving some notes for […]

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Why “Parenting Gets Easier” is a Myth

Gone are the days when I have to worry about the girls sticking things in an electrical outlet or climbing and then subsequently rolling down the stairs.  I can take a bath in peace not worrying that they are going to do themselves bodily harm in another room of the house.  (I use the term “in […]

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Celebrate Every Mom!

Mothers’ Day is fast approaching.  We were contacted by ProFlowers to write an article about celebrating our favorite moms!  Not only did they send me this beautiful arrangement, which I brought with me to have something cheery in my hospital room: They also generously sent three additional arrangements to some of my favorite moms!  I wanted […]

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Product Review and a Giveaway from UncommonGoods!

I cannot tell you how excited I am to be doing this product review today for UncommonGoods.  They asked us if we were interested in reviewing something from their Mother’s Day collection and I jumped at the chance. Uncommon Goods is a privately-owned retailer headquartered in Brooklyn, NY that endeavors to feature unique designs and […]

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Hallelujah Hour - Episode 3

Hallelujah Hour – Episode 3

  Amanda talks about parental sleep depravation. “All those people out there who don’t have children yet…enjoy the sleep…SAVOR the sleep!” Use hashtag #hallelujahhour

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