Thinking You are Failing as a Mom Might Be the Best Thing To Ever Happen To You

Thinking you are failing as a mom might be the best thing to ever happen to you

  Early in our marriage, my husband frequently claimed that one of the reasons he married me was because he knew I would be a wonderful mother.  I would just laugh and lovingly punch him in the shoulder...but deep down inside (even though I would never admit it to him or anyone else), I agreed.  I was so confident that I would be a wonderful mother when God blessed us with children.  How … [ Keep reading… ]

Walmart.com Baby Registry

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. Having a baby is the most momentous moment of your life.  In the blink of an eye, you suddenly desire to put the needs of another person ahead of your own.  Forget sleeping or eating at a reasonable time, a newborn turns your world upside down with a blissful sense of selflessness that you wouldn't trade … [ Keep reading… ]

Fizz & Add Math Game for Kids

Fizz and Add Math Game Square

  This activity might just be even more fun than our Fizzy Reading activity from a few days ago!  It is a similar idea, but includes a super fun math game for kids.  It is adaptable to all ages:  use one dice for preschoolers and have them "fizz" the corresponding number.  Use two dice for older kids and have them add the two numbers together!  All ages will have a … [ Keep reading… ]

Fizzy Reading

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  This is one of those activities that the boys and I LOVED and I am SO EXCITED to share with you!  It is the perfect union of reading/decoding and science.  And it was definitely a huge hit at our house.   Our hands-on fizzy reading activity encourages your child to decode (or sound out) simple CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words.   Here's what you'll need:  an … [ Keep reading… ]

Water bead Slime

Water Bead Slime

  After we made our Sequin Slime, I noticed that I had some extra water beads left over from our "What is Blood Made Of?" Sensory Tub.  I wondered what a combination of the two would be like, so the boys and I decided we would try making water bead slime!   Before I share the directions, I want to be clear that the water beads don't always stick to the slime.  Sometimes the … [ Keep reading… ]

Memorize Scripture in the Shower

Memorize Scripture in the Shower

  If memorizing scripture is part of your New Year's Resolutions but you're trying to find the time to do it, I have the perfect solution for you.  Memorize scripture in the shower!!!   Here are two ways to memorize scripture in the shower: 1.  Laminate verses and hang over the shower head with a duct tape strap.     I did this a few years ago when I was doing … [ Keep reading… ]