Made in His image

I have always been a very insecure person. As a child, a teenager, a young adult, and now as a mom.Whether it be feeling insecure as a person, feeling inadequate as a mom, or feeling bothersome as a friend, I struggle. Hard. I struggle in feeling judged by others, for parenting choices, how I look,…

Blueberry Oatmeal Bars

Ingredients: 2 stick of salted butter cut into pieces, plus more for greasing the pan 1 1/2 cups of oats 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon of salt One 10 to 12 oz of blueberry preserves (you can also use strawberry or any other…

PicassoTiles!

Recently, we found the BEST toy set! PicassoTiles is a company that makes amazing, fun, interactive magnet sets that are not only fun for all ages, but educational, too! We received the 40 piece Mini Diamond Series set. It came with 4 isosceles triangles, 16 squares, 12 equilateral triangles, and 8 right triangles. The tiles…

All Bodies are Good Bodies

When we say “all bodies are good bodies” we have to include our own. This has never rang more true in my entire life! I’ve struggled with body image for so long, and having babies did not help the situation. But I have to remember, my body is AMAZING. My body held, protected, and birthed…

These are the Best Days

My shirt reads: “These are the best days”. Challenging, hard, and unbelievable — these words make more sense when I think of our current situation now. Everything about life is messy, and feels unknown, but it is up to us to decide what to remember and feel after this ends. While right now may seem…

8 of our Favorite Educational Toddler Apps!

Any busy parent of toddlers can tell you that having a few fun apps on your phone or an iPad can be a real lifesaver! But, it can be stressful worrying about which apps are appropriate for your toddler and whether or not you should allow screen time at all. Technology can be used as…

A letter to the Stay-at-Home mom

Dear stay-at-home mom, I see you. I see you, waking up 5, 6, 10 times with your newborn who has her schedule messed up. I see you, waking with the sun, with sleepy eyes, as you pour the first of many cups of coffee that will turn cold before you get a moment to drink…

Our experience at Little Land

Little Land Play gym is easily one of our favorite indoor play places to take the kids! This Little Land is located in Tyler, Texas but they have many other locations throughout Texas. Both of the kids always play for hours and they even have an area for babies like Avalynn! What is Little Land?…

Diaper Bag Essentials (with links!)

When it comes to new babies there can be a lot of new, unfamiliar things to learn. Learning how to change diapers, how to swaddle, and getting ready to take your baby out in public. One of the most important questions you may be wondering: what do you REALLY need to pack in your diaper…

Fun, educational toys, games, and books for preschoolers!

My kids love to learn new things! So, while they’re not quite old enough to start preschool, I have made a list of some fun, educational activities for kids around preschool age and younger! These would also make great homeschool tools for preschoolers. 1. Preschool learning fun workbooks: Each book is specially developed to blend…