8 Inexpensive Ways to Store Craft Supplies


Guest Post by Stacie from Motherhood on a Dime Ahhh...it truly is my favorite time of year!  I love Back-to-School sales -- and getting stocked up on paper, glue, scissors, and more inexpensively!! Once you've stocked up, it's time to organize all that new stuff (and the old stuff, too).  It's tempting to run out and buy some expensive new bins and carts, but you really don't need to!  Here … [ Keep reading… ]

Open Arms Series: Adopting Special Needs Children


Guest Post by Stephanie, who also wrote about Adoption after Infant Loss   In our county the term “special needs” refers to anything that changes a child’s health or care from “normal” to not.  Even something as common as asthma can label a child as special needs. At  the other end of the spectrum are children needing almost nurse type care.  Be sure to ask your agency what is deemed … [ Keep reading… ]

Husband’s Delight


This is yet another one of our favorite meals...although it doesn't rank quite as highly in Prince Charming's book as the other recipes I've shared before.  I love this recipe because it makes a TON, making it perfect to freeze or take to someone needing a meal.  Go here for the printable version. "Husband's Delight" is similar to a lasagna, only you use extra-wide noodles instead.  Like … [ Keep reading… ]

“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” Sensory Play


Big Brother's favorite book at the moment is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.  We read it at least twice a day.  If you've ever read this book, you know how long it is...it is quite the time investment! I think the reason he loves this book so much is because it combines make-believe with one of his favorite interests these days...the weather! I've been racking my brain on a way to extend … [ Keep reading… ]

Summer Infant Sure&Secure® Double Bedrail: Product Review and Giveaway


*This giveaway has ended.  Be sure to check back every Monday for another great giveaway.* As a parent, one of the scariest sounds to hear in the middle of the night is a thunk promptly followed by a loud scream or cry.  Transitioning from a crib to a bed is never easy but Summer Infant makes it much easier to bear with their Sure&Secure® Double Bedrail.  Moms and dads can rest a little … [ Keep reading… ]

A Lesson Learned: The Lies (Part 1)


There are two lies that us women have been tricked into believing that are especially detrimental to our feelings of inadequacy and a lack of self-worth.  These lies are: We can do everything well. We can make everyone like us and approve of us. These lies were recently brought to my attention as I was reading a chapter from Feathers from My Nest by Beth Moore.  The reason these lies are … [ Keep reading… ]