Sometimes I Cry

Tweet I handle raising 4 kids pretty well for someone who has depression. At least I think so. My kids are all happy and healthy. But there are days (like today) that I struggle. It’s only 9am here and I’ve already cried today. The time change has affected us all. I’m having trouble sleeping and the kids had trouble getting up this morning. With being tired, they were cranky. I handled Jaxon pretty well and was able to get him {Read More}

Children’s Personalities

Tweet Lately I’ve been watching Justin’s personality come out. It made me think of the other three kids’ personalities and realize how very different each of my kids are. Jeffery is a loving child…but doesn’t always know how to express his feelings. He wants to please everyone and be friends with everyone. He also wants to do things as quickly as possible and get the reward/outcome. While he’s my most difficult child, I can see under his tough guy thing {Read More}

#HolidayPalooza – Noodle Head Fun (review/giveaway)

Tweet There are some companies I know will have products under our tree every year and Noodle Head Fun is one of them. With their Snuggle Paws, Pawparazzi and Travel Buddies being the three this year. They have a huge variety of animals and products to choose from. I think this is the third or fourth year in a row that Jaylin has gotten a Pawparazzi under the tree. She is my animal lover and I know it’s a gift {Read More}

A Month Of Many Firsts

Tweet The past month has been crazy…I’ve been going what seems like nonstop. First I’ll make a list of all the firsts of the last month and then go into more details. We celebrated a year of Justin being with us on October 18th Jeffery had his first championship football game. Jeffery had his first Black Belt Club class after being invited. Jaxon had his first field trip. Jeffery and Jaylin got their first report cards of the year. I {Read More}

#HolidayPalooza Hearts For Hearts Girls (review/giveaway)

Tweet Jaylin is a girly girl. She loves animals (stuffed and live), tea parties, pretend playing house and playing with dolls. I come across a great company that makes dolls from all around the world and includes a little book about the country the doll is from. The company is Hearts 4 Hearts Girls and I am excited to tell you about them. Jaylin got Consuelo from Mexico and she couldn’t be happier with it. She was able to read {Read More}

Happy Birthday Jaylin

Tweet Jaylin, Today you turned 6 years old. I remember 6 years ago holding you for the first time. You were as beautiful then as you are now. I now can see that your beauty is more than looks because you are a wonderful little girl on the inside as well. I can’t get over how much you enjoy reading and I’m so proud of you for it. You also have a very kind heart and love your brothers (well, {Read More}

I’m a “Crappy” Mom

Tweet I have seen so much debated lately online about what parenting choices some are making…what business is it to anyone else how anyone else parents their child?!?!! I am a fan of Life with Levi and saw a huge debate going on after she posted a nice uplifting picture of women with their babies and how they all made different choices but were still wonderful mothers. It turned into a circumcision debate! It got really ugly and it was {Read More}

I’m a “Soccer” Mom And I Love It

Tweet No, none of my kids actually play soccer but it seems they are doing everything else! Fall means FOOTBALL!!! This is Jeffery’s first year playing football and he’s LOVING IT!!! He’s done t-ball in the past but I never seen a passion like he does for football. Before school started he had practice 3 days a week for 2 hours each, and now that school is in session he has 2 practices (sometimes one or both are scrimmages) each {Read More}

When Sensory and Anxiety Collide

Tweet I was hoping Jaylin’s anxiety wouldn’t be too big of a deal and I’ve slowly been introducing her to new things to help her. She started gymnastics a few months ago and while at first she was scared of things, she has come around and has really come out of her shell. So when football and cheer leading sign ups come, I asked if she wanted to do it and she did, she was excited about it. Then come {Read More}

Irrational Fears in Children?

Tweet I need some help/advice/suggestions, anything! I knew moving into the new house the kids may have some problems adjusting, I was prepared for it. We visited the house often before we actually lived here so they could get used to it. It started with Jaylin and the shower in their bathroom, she didn’t like the shower head…so until I bought a curtain I had to go in there and hold a blanket up so she couldn’t see it…curtain solved {Read More}