Winter Survival and The Little Things

The Modern Mrs. Darcy is hosting a midwinter linkup where we all share the big and little of what's keeping us sane right now. Its a fun winter pickmeup and a perfect antidote to all things politics and groundhog shadows. Here's what's saving my life these days: 1. Fixer Upper Season 3 - It's not on … Continue reading Winter Survival and The Little Things

What I’m Into | January 2016

My kids are ridiculously adorable and that is mainly what I've been into and that results in instagram being fun too. We have spent the month getting back into a routine after Christmas mayhem and also just creating a winter routine that doesn't make mommy crazy. I added a quiet reading time before naptime and … Continue reading What I’m Into | January 2016

The Rhyme Bible: Storybook for Little Ones {Book Review}

The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Little Ones by  L. J. Sattgast and illustrated by Laurence Cleyet-Merle This little book is so much fun. I love that it has durable board book pages, bright engaging pictures and rhyming text to pull us all through the story. It will definitely be a lovely help in teaching my little ones … Continue reading The Rhyme Bible: Storybook for Little Ones {Book Review}

The Coffee Days

There are days I would just like to drink coffee all day. The spreading warmth. The pleasant awake feeling. The rich flavor. The delectable smell. The ability to make a day feel a little lighter and happier because I am lighter and happier. Because caffeine, you know? And then, of course, the chance to spike … Continue reading The Coffee Days

The Plans I Have for You by Amy Parker {book review}

The Plans I Have For You I love reading to my kids.  But only when I can stay engaged, not have wade through miles of tongue twisters, and not have to deal with inane storylines.  And only when my kids can stay engaged because it is not too long and the story is right at … Continue reading The Plans I Have for You by Amy Parker {book review}

7 Brilliant Ways to Greet Your Husband After Work

Guess what! I finally folded my laundry! Yeah, probably not in the top ten. But for me it's exciting! Most of the time I make the time to fold/put away everyone else's laundry and am so fed up with it (read: the children woke up from their naps and folding laundry to a whiny chorus … Continue reading 7 Brilliant Ways to Greet Your Husband After Work

Busy Zoo, One Car, and Good Food {a day in the life}

We've been in an interesting scheduling time. Israel's been getting up early to work on a side project and to run in the morning, we've only been using one of our cars since the government decided to hijack the other (failed emissions test/not fixing it in time/revoked registration til we cooperate. Ha. Decisions have yet … Continue reading Busy Zoo, One Car, and Good Food {a day in the life}

Puzzles, a Car, and Responsibility. 

For his birthday, we gave Ranger a set of two puzzles -one 12 piece and one 24, both the same size - and a hotwheels car. Because toys build up distressingly quickly at this age and it is nice to keep things smaller. Mainly the messes. But in addition to his other presents we gave him … Continue reading Puzzles, a Car, and Responsibility. 

25: tantrums happen

Yup. that is all I can say thus far. we have just recently stepped into the land o f"no" and whining and fussing when he doesn't get his way. it's an interesting place. So try to be aware of age appropriate expectations. Tantrums are just how toddlers get rid of emotions they don't know how … Continue reading 25: tantrums happen

24: resistance.

(Sticks and boys: So much potential!) Romans 5:3-5 "And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who … Continue reading 24: resistance.