Archives for August 2009


I know it’s possible to over-analyze your kids, but I’ve really been trying to figure out what is at the root of Elias’s current behaviors – and the one that gets me more that any other is his crying/pitching a fit when he doesn’t get his way. So I’ve been praying that the Lord would […]


Do you remember my my dad started Hepatitis C treatments a few weeks ago? Week after week, he’s getting more and more of the yucky side affects–nausea, fatigue, etc. Monday night my mom had to call 911 because he had passed out and was unresponsive (or minimally responsive, anyway). The paramedics said his vitals were […]

What is JOY?

Joy is…   …banana cake with carmamel icing… …banana milk… …your daughter dancing and singing “I’ve got the Joy! Joy! Joy! Joy! down in my heart!” at the top of her lungs! What gives you Joy?

Top Ten {Tuesday}: How to annoy/love your brother

Elias and Donovan are almost exactly 2 years apart – the same difference as between me and my younger brother.  Even at ages 3.5+ and 20 months, they are already deep into a love/hate relationship with each other – and doing the same things my brother and I used to do to each other. 5 […]

Top Ten {Tuesday}: My Usborne Party

I hosted an Usborne Book Party last night. It’s the first time I’ve ever hosted a party like this. And I loved it. It’s hard to be passionate about candles or f00d (well, maybe food) or spatulas. But I love me a good book. Especially kids’ books. And I wish I had every single book […]

Sleepeasy Solution Update

We are now on day 834 of the The Sleepeasy Solution. Not really, but it feels like it. Anyway, the point is… IT WORKS! My sweet baby boy is actually sleeping through the night. He is actually NOT waking up to eat at 3am. WOO-HOO! So, if any of you are in the same boat, […]

YOUR TURN: Age Appropriate STUFF

When my daughter turned 1, my parents bought her a Little Mermaid tent. She loved it. She could crawl inside and be all by herself and play with her stuffed animals. The first time I crawled in I was a little shocked…the only thing I could see was a giant half naked girl with a […]