OCD At 16

I’ve always been an anxious girl. When I was 8 I became so nervous about my parents increasing arguments that I developed an ulcer. It was awful, I would imagine my stomach eating it self and that would only make my stomach hurt worse. It was so intense that sometimes I would have to leave …

Learning About Gods Promises

Many years after Noah there lived a man named Abraham, this week we spent some time learning about him. Abraham was a good Christian man married to a woman named Sarah. They had no children but wanted a baby more than anything. One day God came to Abraham and told him that his family needed …

4 Tips for More Powerful Prayer

Teaching my son to pray has really opened my eyes to my own habits. We pray before we eat and before bed, but that’s only a small part of an ideal prayer relationship. Last week Mason told me he needed to talk to Jesus and proceeded to just chat, asking Jesus his favorite color and …

Coconut Brownies

My husband doesn’t bake very often, but every once in a while he takes a crack at it to surprise me. The time he made me a birthday cake in the middle of the night while I was sleeping is one of my favorite memories and tells so much about the kind of guy he …

Social Interaction Without Preschool

There are definite benefits for children attending preschool, and the majority of American children do. Preschool acts as a transition to kindergarten, enriching your children’s socialization with others, motor skills, emotional development, oral language, print knowledge, phonological skills, math concepts, and academic awareness. There is also a strong connection between preschool and increased literacy in …

Stove Top Popcorn

Movie night is huge in my family. We watch countless episodes of Goosebumps, keep Redbox movies way longer than we are supposed to, and for one night a week bedtime is more of an idea than an action. The snuggling and getting to pick the movie of the night is a huge draw for my …

When Second Hand Is Second Best

Having children puts a strain on many things, your marriage, your body, and your bank accounts. There are definitely ways to save money, including buying things second hand and asking for hand me downs from family and friends. However, in some cases baby gear needs to be bought new. Here are four items that you …