July 5th we got an enormous amount of rain in the wee hours of the morning and when it came in the house things changed for us. Quickly.
Since April is World Autism Month, I’ve decided to #LightItUpBlue with Autism Speaks to increase understanding and awareness of autism. The issue is deeply personal to me as a mom of a child with autism. It’s highly likely that you know someone with autism too since the CDC estimates autism’s prevalence as 1 in every […]
If anyone knows and understands the ins and outs of car seats, to boosters, to simply buckling up – its my family of 7. With 5 kids in different age ranges, we have some that still need to be in car seats, some in boosters, and some that hop in and buckle up. It is […]
The holidays are such a wonderful time of year for most people. With five young children, our house is very busy all year long, but even more so when the holidays roll around. Having a large family can also make the holiday season a bit costly. Luckily, we have thrift stores such as Goodwill we know we can […]
As a mom, I can’t begin to imagine seeing my children separated from one another. They may fight and drive each other crazy now, but when they grow up, they will appreciate having one another to rely on. Siblings need one another and my heart breaks thinking about the children in the foster care system […]
If more of us actually knew the signs of learning and attention disorders, I do not think that so many children would go undiagnosed every single year. It is so sad that we as a community are so uneducated about what those signs are. One in five children struggles with issues related to reading, […]
If you’re like me who have active boys who want nothing to do with making their beds up in the morning. That takes way too much time out of the playful things they have to do each day! So not only did my son *love* the Jay Franco & Sons Zippysack, but I was pretty happy with it as well. Let me tell you why.
Stuffed animals are amazing creatures all on their own. Filled with squishy goodness, features that make your kids fall in love, and even nurture them as if they were their very own sweet baby. What could possibly be better than an ordinary stuffed animal? An organic stuffed animal, made in the U.S.A, hand-sewn by at-risk […]
We have multiple children (eight) and a long-time family tradition is “Child of the Week” which has shortened to COW.
A few years ago, I took my children to the zoo one afternoon after church. Our local zoo has a free ticket day, once a year. Patrons bring an outdated phone book. The zoo recycles the books and families get free admission to the zoo. It saves us over $30, so I always make it a […]
The true job of imparting financial literacy belongs to parents. Try these seven simple and easy methods of laying a firm foundation of financial common sense in your children.