As a TommyMommy, our family was given the opportunity to read three *NEW* Hermie books and review them. Graciously, TommyNelson is providing a set of these books to give to one winner- a $22 value! How cool is that! Tristina, my trustworthy 7 (AND 1/2) yr. old assistant, has agreed to provide her opinion for each title. So, here we go: Hermie a common caterpillar is a Level Two Reader … [Read more...] about Hermie Giveaway- Now Closed. The winner is…
Today's Agenda: Place: Columbus Museum of Art Time: 1pm Activity: Family Adventure Time Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is a scavenger hunt through the museum designed for families with children of multiple ages. And I accepted the mission. After all, there are no current admission fees. When you have seven kids, "free" is good. However. Once travelling along the tour, … [Read more...] about Family Adventure Time: Not for the Faint of Heart
Sweet Toddler Tarah moved up in the world on Saturday night. Her first night in the big girl bed. No more baby bed. (Sigh.) Having reached age 2, she was ready. Having reached the proud state of independence prior to age 2, she was ready. Having an almost 4 month old baby kick her out of the bed...she was forced. The day had been coming though I postponed it several times. Things had to be … [Read more...] about Big Girl Bed
A Tail of Two Kitties is a wonderful children's book by Curt Harding that our family read together recently. With three of our seven kiddos ages 9, 7 and 5, this book has great word pictures and colorful artistry to match. This little tale of the tails is a great book to prompt family discussion on the topics of differences in people and getting along with others. I personally loved the … [Read more...] about A Tail of Two Kitties by Curt Harding
Ok, so I'm a huge fan of sweet n salty snacks. Can devour a bag of chocolate Chex mix like no other. (Can we say "Made to Crave?" ) But Mother's Day! Does it have to be sweet and salty? Sweet because I spent a wonderful morning with two precious girls. Salty because one decided to paint with her poop. Sweet because I had the best Mom in the world. Salty because she's in heaven and I miss her … [Read more...] about Sweet n Salty- That’s Mother’s Day
On Wednesday afternoon, Samuel, the ever-thinking kindergartener, was staring out the patio door windows at the gorgeous snow falling. "Mommy, who makes the snow?" It was a rhetorical question. So I responded: "I don't know, Buddy. Who makes the snow?" "God," he says. Long pause. "Do you think that God didn't know that we already had the first day of spring?" Hmmmm. Yep, God knew WE already … [Read more...] about Didn’t God Get the Memo?
Last May, I was afforded the privilege to serve in various capacities at a church conference for mothers of children with special needs. This week, I was reminded of the event as the children and I gathered to read at night before bed. Since we were on spring break from school, it was a very precious time together and the kids took turns reading aloud to the rest of us. On Tristina's night to … [Read more...] about There’s A Party in Heaven!
I love my babies. I really, really do. I love my children, but I really love my babies. But what we as women go through to have babies....THAT I don't love so much. And then there are so many people in the world who just assume that the public morphing of pregnancy is not cumbersome to some women... Ok, since it IS part of life...and it IS the way God made it...here are 10 things I would … [Read more...] about “What NOT to Say to A Pregnant Woman” Countdown