An Important Message in a Song

Are you familiar with the song “Take Me to Church“ by Hozier.  Since its release, it has sparked both controversy and reverence.  If you are not one to really listen to the words, it would be easy to misunderstand the message. It wasn’t until my son…

Headaches and Hotflashes

Yes, I am going to whine a little bit… okay maybe a lot.  I have been plagued with horrendous headaches for most of my adult life.  Not one of those dull-aching headaches either, but the I-want-to-kick-a-puppy kind of thumping.  Normally, if I feel…

Nominated for the Liebster Award

     Well stick me in a freezer and call me a popsicle! I was just nominated for the Liebster Award. I would like to thank Emily from Simplified Mommy for nominating me for the Liebster Award. She has a great blog, so hop on over and show her some love! I…

You Know You are a Wrestling Mom When…

I have been the mom of a wrestler for close to 10 years.  However, when he was younger, the matches were nowhere near the intensity they are now.  All my kids are involved in some sort of sport – football, wrestling, track, baseball, and gymnastics – so I have always…

Beautiful Drought

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Express Yourself.” In the summer of 2012, the entire Midwest was cursed with a horrible drought.  Our grass was brown, the heat was intense, and the river was unrecognizable.  My youngest had a great love for the river…

Smart Phone Apps That All Parents Should be Watching

Since the creation of the smart phone, parents have had to become more informed about the applications our kids have been downloading to their phones.  Cyber-bullying, inappropriate content, and free apps that have hidden charges… are all issues that come up when our children integrate themselves into the…

Holiday Chaos

From the week of Thanksgiving to the end of Christmas Break our entire family is in a state of chaos.  Since we are a blended family, my three older kids travel to their dads for a couple of days over our Turkey Break.  Now, the fact that they go down…

Keeping Your Kids in Affordable, Yet Stylish Clothes

As parents of several kids, we often feel that in order to keep our kids from running around naked, we need to take out second mortgage.  In order to avoid this happening I have found 5 stores that help me save money on the clothes my kids love to wear…

The Hippo Hypothesis

     Bullying happens everywhere… even in elementary school.  However, the name calling is not as drastic as you would hear from older teens and even adults.  I was honestly shocked at the amount of drama that happens between girls in the 4th grade.  My daughter, Hope (now in 7th) found…

Changing the Toilet Paper Will Not Cause Brain Damage

Quick give me a Bible – places left hand on Bible and right hand on heart.  I swear on all that is holy, I am the only person in my house that changes the toilet paper roll.  We have 3 functional bathrooms upstairs (and one in the basement I refuse…