Category Archive: MODERATELY SERIOUS

We Mamas Say Stupid Things!

  Mercy is an essential part in handling words that are said to us or that we assume are said at us. Mercy: Compassion or forgiveness shown towards someone whom it is within one’s power to punish… Continue reading

Why Her Blue Hands Pushed Me Over The Homeschooling Fence

  The van door slid open, my daughters eyes were downcast… sad. “Hi Love. How was school?”

Lesson Learned On A Train

  Moderate Daddy and I enjoyed a refreshing vacation to the North Carolina side of the Smoky Mountains for our 10 year anniversary (and I mean vacation… not “family time”… there were zero… Continue reading

The Destructive Act of Comparing Apples to Oranges

  Working mamas, stay-at-home mamas, home schooling mamas, Paleo mamas, beat-to-your-own-drum kind of mamas… we are all mamas and we all love our families. We wrestle with guilt and come under daily attacks… Continue reading

Are We Unintentionally Hurting Our Husbands?

There are no two people alike… there are no two marriages alike. We all find ourselves living this reckless, hard, beautiful life with someone who is very different from us. We have different… backgrounds, perceptions,… Continue reading

Dear Future Daughter-In-Law,

Dear Future Daughter-In-Law, I hope tonight you are safely tucked into your bed. That your daddy read you a story… sang you a sweet song… told you “I love you” and kissed you… Continue reading

CHARACTER NURTURING: Tangible Ways to Discipline (part 4 of 4)

I feel like I just wrote a chapter in a book so might I suggest reading this in doses or getting a nice cup of coffee and settling in! Writing about things I… Continue reading

CHARACTER NURTURING: The Greatest is LOVE! (part 3 of 4)

  I shared in Part 1 that “good behavior” could be produced without love BUT “good character” could only be produced with love. For the first 3 years, Oldest and I were miserable… Continue reading

5 Things EVERY Loving Mama Needs To Hear!

There are so many post screaming “WAR”!! 10 Things Never to Say to a Working Mom 8 Things Not to Say to a Stay-at-home Mom What Other Moms Just Don’t Seem to Understand Seriously… what… Continue reading

For You Lovely Moms-To-Be and Moms-To-Be-Again!

  “He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young.” Isaiah 40:11  

CHARACTER NURTURING: A Look Inward (part 2 of 4)

I am so glad you have chosen to nurture your child’s character instead of just working hard to produce good behavior! As stated in Part 1, we first have to know our children… Continue reading

There’s A 90% Chance Your Sweet Little Boy Will Hit You!

  BACKGROUND: My middle child was 19 months old. My oldest was at swim lessons with the best swim teacher EVER (We love you Ms. Suzy!!) SCENE: At the park by Ms. Suzy’s… Continue reading

I Wish My Life Was A TV Show… Sometimes!

SCENE: Weekday night (not sure which night because I DVR everything!) and I’m watching Parenthood. A beautiful montage of family photos scrolls across the screen while Bob Dylan sings “Forever Young”. The show… Continue reading

CHARACTER NURTURING: Making The Choice to Know Our Children (part 1 of 4)

First off I have to say, this is all my opinion. The only backing I have to any of this is personal experience, a college degree in Education and some stuff I heard… Continue reading