The Invisible Mom – What You Are Building When No One Sees

Do you ever feel like an invisible mom? As though the things you do and the efforts you make as a mother go unnoticed?  Today I share my experiences as well as a beautiful message from Nicole Johnson about what you are really building when no one sees. (I originally posted this as one of my first blog posts in 2012 but wanted to re-share it with you since this story helped me through a difficult time in my life.)  The Invisible Mom Not long ago I thought I had my life pretty much figured out.  Ever had that feeling?  The feeling that you finally know exactly how you want your life to go and what you want to do with your life.  You feel content and you look at the future and begin to make plans to reach your goals.  You think that everything will fall into place and then…you blink and one second later nothing goes as planned.  Everything that at one point was so right for you suddenly becomes so wrong for you and everything you thought you wanted is suddenly NOT what you want. About 6 months ago my life did a 180°.   I pretty much had my life planned out but then I was reminded that life doesn’t always go as planned and that isn’t always a bad thing. […]

Funny Photo Bookmarks

These Funny Photo Bookmarks have to be one of my most favorite crafts we have ever made.  We made these for our boys’ grandpa for Father’s Day and they were a huge hit.   Funny Photo Bookmarks These Photo Bookmarks are easy to make!  With the right supplies, you can make these in a matter of minutes and they are a fun gift for a parent or grandparent. […]

Sometimes Playing is Hard Work!

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Move Over “Wooly Willy”! Make your own “fuzzy face” plates

I’m pretty positive that this is my absolute favorite craft we have ever done.  We have spent so much time playing with these and laughing at how cute this little baby is.  I used to love playing with Wooly Willy when I was a kid so I set out on this craft to try to make my own.  It was my husbands brilliant idea to use pictures of my kids instead of drawing the actual Wooly Willy and I’m so glad he thought of that because these are so super fun. […]

All Partied Out!

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Sometimes it Stinks Being Little

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Monday Motivation:They Lied to Me

Mama and My Boys I hope all mothers had a wonderful day yesterday on Mother’s day. My boys made me breakfast and gave me gifts of homemade cards and jewelry and my husband bought me some desert flowers to plant along the side of our house where our strawberries decided they couldn’t stand the heat.  Oh, and he even planted them, which is much better than receiving flowers and then having to plant them myself.   But let’s be honest,  the day after Mother’s Day may seem like somewhat of a let down when the pampering ends and it’s back to reality. When I was a single girl in college I came across the following story that I have saved over all these years.  I pull it out on those days when I start to wonder if what I am trying to do as a mother is really making a difference and if sacrificing a more glamorous type of lifestyle for dishes, laundry and piles of messes was really worth it. They Lied to Me About Life… by Jaroldeen Edwards bestselling author […]

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