Shocked by Death

The news. Getting the news that someone you loved has died and gone. There is nothing that is more: devastatingly — shocking, The emotions of; anger, pain, loss, separation — is so overriding of everything else. Emotions that seize the entire plans of your day or week (or year), as you run through the grieving...

Cinnamon Fans Dessert

A stacked sweet comfort treat. Small enough for kids desserts or snacks. Easy enough for mom to make quickly or easy enough for kids to help bake. Ingredients 2C all-purpose flour 4.5tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt 1/4C shortening 3/4C milk 2 tbsp sugar 1 tsp cinnamon Icing: 1tbsp butter...

Pregnancy Month 3

Being pregnant, again, and now having a blog this time around, I knew I had to do a pregnancy series! Introducing “Pregnancy at a Glance – Month by Month “ Hopefully you’ll find a nugget of wisdom here or there. Pregnancy at a Glance – Month by Month Pregnancy Month 3 What Mom may be...

Pregnancy & Miscarriage

Being pregnant, again, and now having a blog this time around, I knew I had to do a pregnancy series! Introducing “Pregnancy at a Glance – Month by Month “ Hopefully you’ll find a nugget of wisdom here or there. Pregnancy at a Glance – Month by Month Pregnancy & Miscarriage What Mom may be...

Parenting with Delayed Anger

“I never thought I was an angry person, until I had kids” I’m talking about losing-my-patience ‘yelling’ type angry. Parenting anger is an emotion that is strong enough to override all other emotions. When mom has been super patient with her kids, but repeatedly correcting them, the frustrations builds knowing that your...

Overcoming Your Inner Helicopter Parent | 4 ways to start

Get pregnant. Have a child. Raise a child. Let child go. Simple statements that sounds easy enough to parents. Then life happens. Slowly there is this pull over time that comes with a child growing up. As they get bigger and move further away from mom, towards their own independence — it’s not all intentionally planned. Majority, I...

Pregnancy Month 2

Being pregnant, again, and now having a blog this time around, I knew I had to do a pregnancy series! Introducing “Pregnancy at a Glance – Month by Month “ Hopefully you’ll find a nugget of wisdom here or there. Pregnancy at a Glance – Month by Month Pregnancy Month 2 What Mom may be...

One Bowl Pancakes!

Fluffy filling pancakes that are great for anytime of the day! Ingredients ¾C whole wheat flour ¾C all-purpose flour 2tbsp brown sugar packed 1tbsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt 1 ½ C milk 3x eggs 3 tbsp canola oil Materials One mixing bowl 1-2 frying pans...

Making a Change

Switching! I cringe at the word because it means change! No one likes change! The change of a cereal brand, a minister in your church pulpit, bylaws of our schools or club events. Change of political leadership, room color, or job change. Changing of your body as is goes through; sickness,...

Pregnancy Month 1

Pregnancy! I groan and elate at that one single word. It’s a body changing feat to stress about when planning it. It’s a life changing stress when a mom is surprised by it. It’s a joyful experience to stress about with an inevitable painful ending. It’s an insane thing to stress about – pregnancy – because we. have zero...