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Have I told you how I am the meanest Mom ever? Its true, my kids do not have a video game system, iPod, cell phone, tablet, or any other sort of electronic device. They also don’t have any social media accounts and I don’t let them browse around on YouTube or the Internet. Being that…

We’re three weeks in to the New Year.  Hopefully you are going strong on whatever resolutions you’ve set out for yourself.  My personal resolution for a Bright New Year cannot really be measured, but so far I feel like I’m doing a pretty good job at bringing my own brightness into my daily life.  One of…

To Pam, Lisa, and all of the wonderful Over the Big Moon readers, thanks for having me!  I’m excited to contribute to this blog that offers so much for families, particularly Moms. I am a mother to three beautiful children myself.  I am also blessed to be the bride to a wonderful husband. In the…

As I’ve been in the mode of really organizing and getting my house functioning better we have really been purging a lot! Especially in the toys department. I realized that my boys had WAY too many toys!  Being that this last baby of ours is a girl too – it made it much easier to…

I have very strong ideas about kids and video games. In my personal experience I can visibly see a decrease in their imagination literally each and every time they get off a device. Its like they forget how to play. I also see the opposite, the longer they play without plugging in the more creative…

Last Friday Night I was blessed to have a heart to heart about parenting with some amazing women- Pam, Jessica from Pretty Providence, Kelly from Dixie Dollar Deals, and Heidi from One Creative Mommy. We spent a lot of time talking about how social norms are making it hard to be a parent. Sometimes doing the…

Today marks the 2 year anniversary of my Moms passing. She was amazing and is my inspiration for blogging. Each year as my way of honoring and remembering her I think of what advice she would give me based on her life and example for the stage of life I am in. You can read…

The other day I was thinking about how I could help my kids understand honesty better. While they understand what it means to be honest I think as kids their little minds think that lying can actually change the truth. I came up with this idea for a Family Home Evening lesson to help illustrate…

The other morning I had a bad Mothering morning. Like – reallllly bad! When all three of the boys had left I sat and cried for a little bit. I was disappointed in my kids for sure, but I was more disappointed in myself. It can be so discouraging as a Mom. No one can…

About halfway though 2nd grade, Caleb started coming home from school stinking. Not like BO – more like sweaty socks. It drove me crazy because I no longer wanted to cuddle my little man. He was only in second grade! I started having him wear deodorant, but it didn’t do a whole lot because it…