Christmas Eve Traditions

Christmas Eve is just one short week away. It’s hard to believe that 2016 has come and is about gone. This time last year I was pregnant with BabyM and working full time. Now I am working part-time in retail and getting ready to be a full time stay-at-home-momy once more. But this isn’t the…

Stocking Stuffers

The bane of my existence. Even when I find gift shopping difficult I can usually pull it together. Stockings on the other hand, are difficult no matter what. This year I did manage to get them done early but it wasn’t any less difficult! I did not intentionally get all the boys Star Wars socks….

BabyM: Infant Weight Loss Testing

**The information in this post are purely our experiences while working with a qualified medical team. None of it is meant to be medical advice used to diagnose or treat any medical conditions. If you have any concerns please consult with a physician.** Our children sure do know how to give us a run for…

Mom-Day Interview ~ Trying to Conceive

This week on our Mom-Day Interview I talk with someone about a subject that can be hard. For some it may even be taboo. It is a very emotionally charged subject so please read on with some compassion. As with all the interviews this is just what worked for this particular couple. I hope it…

BabyM The Sprite-ling

BabyM has been forging a new path for herself. Distinguishing herself from her brothers quite thoroughly. There is one thing that she followed in their footsteps though. Slow weight gain. She was 7 pounds 4 ounces when she was born. She is now 13 pounds 3 ounces at 6 months old. She is my little…

Mom-Day Interview ~ First-Time Mom of Multiples

For the second in my Mom-Day Interview series I talked to a Momma who is currently expecting triplets. This will be her first delivery too! As a first-time mom that I am acquainted with I have been enjoying the chance to talk to her and walk beside her on this journey. She has some pretty…

Berry Picking

Not long after I was a SAHM once again, HomemadeDady and I took the younger three kids out to an orchard to go fruit picking. Needless to say it was an experience! Our first stop was raspberry picking. We found golden raspberries, black raspberries and red raspberries. We had BabyM in the stroller enjoying some…

Mom-day Interview ~ Cesarean Birth

To kick off my Mom-day interview series I turned to a dear friend of mine who I knew would be candid and real with ya’ll. Boy did she prove me right! We talked about what her birth experiences were like from having an emergency cesarean birth to having a planned one. Read on and lets…

Circling the Drain

Yes, this title seems a bit dreary but this was a phrased used in a conversation with some family recently and it struck a chord with me. I’m sure that everyone has noticed how long it has been since my last blog post. Needless to say there has been quite a bit going on in…

BabyM: 2 Month Update

BabyM has been developing so quickly! I say developing instead of growing because I don’t see much of the growth right now. At her 2 month checkup she had gained 3 pounds and 1 inch. When BigM was a baby, his Grandpa used to call him little elfin boy. Well, I think we have our…

Bucket List Trip

We all have a bucket list. If you don’t you really should make one. My bucket list has evolved over the years, when I was in high school in included things like graduate from Yale and go to medical school. While I was enlisted in the military my bucket list included making a certain rank…

Cooking with Kids

BigM will be six soon. In my Mom’s family, by the time the kids were his age they were in the kitchen helping to cook. I decided that it was time for BigM to learn as well. I didn’t want him to just learn to cook though. We have ended up raising him without much…