I’m not sure how children grow up overnight… but it’s got to stop!
Christmas-time is all about memory making and tradition for my family. With our many changes in the past few years, I’m looking for a few new traditions that fit our family dynamics. When I heard about the #SpreadCheer movement I knew it was the perfect tradition to add to our Christmas plans. What is #SpreadCheer? It’s all about celebrating Christmas by giving to others. Since BOOing was such a hit
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CloudPetsForever #CollectiveBias My children love keeping in touch with their friends and family members, especially after moving several times in the past two years. While my older children easily keep in touch with all their loved ones through email and text, my 6-year-old often feels very left out. She also misses her friends
Peyton’s 5th birthday fell just days after we shattered her world as she knew it. I worried about making her day special for her, helping her forget her sadness and fears for the day. Long ago, BEFORE, Peyton asked to spend her birthday at Grandma’s. I told her that we probably wouldn’t go up to Grandma’s in March, but she could choose another outing. Her next outing request was to
I love looking back and remembering how I felt during different stages of this Motherhood journey. I wrote the following post days before Peyton’s first birthday. She was baby number four. Reading this post from my old blog is a great reminder of how quickly time passes. A reminder I needed today, as I sit here rocking baby number 6, who is having a tough day. Rock him, love on him,
This girl just gets more adorable everyday. I cannot believe she will be 5 in a month. 5 once seemed so big, but Peyton still seems so little. I guess 10 years of parenting changes perspective. No matter how many times we sing the days of the week song, every day past Tuesday is Saturday. “Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Sa-TUR-day!” So we start over and I loudly sing the correct days of
Since we only had two days on the lake with Rob last month, we decided to head back to Virginia for one last summer lake weekend. The big four kids went up a few days early for some extra time at Grandma’s. I packed their suitcases without looking up the weather. It’s August in the south- I knew to expect hot, hotter, or sweltering. WRONG! It felt like we went
Peyton is the cutest thing ever- and she knows it. One day she’s probably going to be big trouble, but for now we are just soaking up her sweetness and awesome personality. She knows how to turn on the charm to reach her desired goal. Between her well-timed sense of humor and knowing just when to throw in her winning smile she probably gets her way more than not. She still has cute little preschooler