My boys are the best disobedient helpers ever! They have mastered it completely. We put up Christmas at our house yesterday and my 4-year old was feverishly jumping between me and Gabe in an effort to “help”‘ us decorate. Our ‘Little Napoleon’, as you’ve heard me call him,[…]

Did you know you’ve been convicted to death? Take a look around, you’re sitting smack dab in the middle of death row. Do I have your attention?   Our women’s Precepts study was last night, and like we always do, we end praying together. When the circle got[…]

I was teaching a <rather> competitive class of 4th thru 6th graders in our Wednesday night church program this last week when I was met head-on with the very real phenomenon of this current ‘everybody wins’ culture. We had been playing what amounted to an elementary version of[…]

Our family has ventured into the super scary world of homeschooling this year with my 4 year old. Jesse is in Kindergarten currently, learning his letters, numbers, all that fun jazz and we have some awesome curriculum (which I’m sure you’ll hear more about as we go along-[…]

It occurred to me tonight that I am extremely GRATEFUL for this election. Sure, I’m tired (read… exhausted and totally OVER) the political ads and mailers and robocalls. I’m sickened by the moral decay running rampant throughout our country- only to be highlighted, criticized, celebrated, and generally completely[…]

My young sons were playing in the park the other day with my husband. They had spent the better part of the afternoon there and it was starting to get dark. Time to go home. We recently moved to a new neighborhood within walking distance of this particular[…]

  I was cleaning out my closet today; sorting through old clothes, photographs, boxes of odds-n-ends. The kids were happily running around the house playing with each other and being about as loud as a herd of elephants wearing microphones. They came running into the closet, scampered around[…]

I realize I’m a few days behind on my Monday morning Down syndrome post- and that it’s also technically November now- however I wanted to share a really nice blog from a friend and fellow momma with a beautiful boy, Gabe, who has Down syndrome. Please read and[…]

Did you know that in first-world countries, studies have shown that the abortion rates for pre-natally-diagnosed Down syndrome babies runs anywhere from 50-90%? These babies are killed just because of the diagnosis! (More on that here.) It’s an astonishing number. It’s a devastating number. The most recent data[…]

Are you an outside the box color-er (is that a word?) or inside the box kinda soul? I used to fancy myself an outside the box kinda gal… it’s a trendy and empowering position to take but then I got to thinking… We are God’s artwork- plain and[…]