ME + HIM = LOVE

  One morning, at a little private Christian school in Texas, a young, pale skinned, freckled, chill bowl sportin’ 10th grader walked thru the double doors. It was the first day of school.… 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

Fruit and Potty Parts

One  result of having children of the opposite sex is that being around the opposite sex becomes normal everyday living. Boys are boys… girls are girls… no big deal.. nothing new here! My boys won’t think girls… 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

Honey… The Bathroom is Not A Mini Vacation Destination!

As all us mama’s know… when Mother Nature calls… we can’t always answer. Or worse, we answer then have to put her on hold!   Wiping little butts, breast-feeding/making meals, breaking up fights,… Continue reading

Homophones are Horribly Frustrating

Saturday evening, the Moderate Family went to a local art festival that Moderate Pop Pop (my dad) was in. Great food, good music and wonderful art filled our night with memories, laughter and a… 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

Church is Making My Children Sick!

Is it a sign? Is it coincidence? I don’t know but what I do know is every action has a reaction. As for Sundays… we go to church… have a wonderful time of… Continue reading

Spreadable Organic Butter

All you need is heavy cream, a butter churn, 4 hours of free-time and a strong back. Scrap that!! All you need is organic stick butter, oil and a blender… YEAH!

Things My Oldest Will Do Differently… or So She Says!

I’m not so naive to think my children will parent just like I parent! Even though Oldest is only 7, I’ve already been informed of a few things she’s for certain she’ll do differently.

For The Love of My Wallet, Eat Your Veggies… PLEASE!!

  $27,118… I’m quite certain that’s how much money the Moderate Family has wasted on well-intentioned, uneaten veggies!!! Right? Right!!

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

I Might Hate the Circus!

It’s Texas. It’s summer. And it’s HOT. The walls of our home were starting to close in fast. Like any good, Southern Mama, I wanted to plan a family fun outing that had… Continue reading

Eye Make-Up Remover

If there is one item that I contemplate running up to the store at 11:00pm to buy, once I remember that I ran out of it the night before, it’s eye make-up remover.… 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

Anti-Itch Bug Bite Roll-On

Bug bites… I HATE THEM! They keep my family in fear of the outdoors and they interrupt my restful sleep. I just love when my kids burst into my room at midnight screaming… Continue reading

Girls Crafting VS. Boys Crafting

SCENE: In the kitchen doing one of the nine things needing my attention. My Oldest and my Middle are in the play-room/dining-room/craft-room making stuff out of pipe cleaners (Oldest led). SCENE: 13 minutes… 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