Real Love

When I think back over the years, 
it's astounding to me how much has changed. 

From a broken, young, divorced mom of four. 
To a loving spouse and six amazing kiddos.


Dear Maddie

[Photo by Lady J Memories]

Dear Maddie, 

Since the day you were born, I knew you were destined for an amazing life. 

I was secretly hoping you could be everything I wasn't, you could do everything I was afraid to do, and you would stand strong for yourself, as I had not. . .


Mommin' Ain't Easy

Does anyone else struggle with playing with your kids?
I mean getting down on the ground and driving little cars, playing dollies and princesses, 
playing zoo, etc etc.


Mommy & Me Matchy

Its no secret that Maddie and I love to match. Sometimes it's more complimentary than anything. 


Positive Reinforcement System

In our home, we try to avoid negative punishment as much as possible. Kids, and humans in general, thrive on positive reinforcement and validation. 
We have a system, taught to us by the kids' counselor, that changed our parenting.

The idea behind this system is that the kids will want the positive reinforcement so much that they will abide by it without interference.


Baby Registry

There is so much to think about when it comes to a Baby Registry.

It can be so overwhelming trying to weed through all of the Pinterest posts and find what is actually necessary. 

So, after twelve years and six babies, I present my personal list of necessities for a registry! 


I Don't Know How to Parent

Honestly, I don't know what the fuck I'm doing. 

Does anyone? Do any of you guys out there have the secret formula to parenting, because ya'll gotta help a sister out. 

I read all the parenting books, I've been through the guinea pig stages, I take each child as they come. 

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