The Truth About Parenting

The Truth about parenting

Want to know the truth about parenting? I have been a mom for almost 11.5 years now and it has been quite the journey. It has been nothing like I thought it would be. Back in junior high, high school and college, I babysat a lot. I watched a lot of kids over those years. I thought I had it figured out. And maybe I did have the basics figured out. That you needed to make sure they were fed, changed, dressed and loved. That you could make them laugh and that you could help them grow up. What I …

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How You Know You Are In An All Boy Family

My house is an all boy house.  We have no little girls here.  Mommy is the only one sporting the pink.  My 10 year old loves green, my 8 and 4 year old love blue. Walk into our house and you will probably be able to tell pretty quickly that we are an all boy home. This is why… 1. Legos Legos everywhere.  Lego Star Wars, Lego Avengers, Lego Harry Potter…I think we have a little bit of everything. Girls love Legos too, I played with them as a child but they are all over the place here. Sets and figures and …

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Summer 2015 Plans

Summer? Already? We have just 45 days left until summer vacation begins. Every year I think about my kid’s ages and I am VERY excited about this summer of 10, 8 and 4. Very. For one thing, NO ONE IS IN DIAPERS!!! Which means, NO ONE IS IN SWIM DIAPERS. I can’t tell you how excited this makes me! I am looking forward to bbqing, plants growing, wearing shorts, long nights, sleeping in, fun memories and time with the boys. It is also possible that this will be my last summer home with the boys. Next summer I could be …

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Tales of a Picky Eater

Tales of a Picky Eater

  Oh picky eaters! There are a lot of blog posts out there about how to help a picky eater, what you can do to prevent “making” one, how you shouldn’t be a short order cook, how your kids need to clean their plates, etc, etc, etc… There is a lot of advice about what to do when your kid won’t eat everything you give them. I am torn on all of this advice because as a child I was a very picky eater. I hated chicken for the longest time. I remember I would walk into the kitchen and …

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The Oak Grove Butterfly Festival

      It is always nice to find fun things to do with the kids around here. Especially if they are free or don’t cost too much. A friend invited us to the Oak Grove Butterfly Festival in Oak Grove, KY last weekend. I had never been to one and I didn’t know what to expect. They had a ton of things for the kids to do such as crafts, ponies, face painting, bubbles and a train. They also had a butterfly house where you could go in and try to spot them. They also released about 1,000 butterflies …

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Summer With Little Boys in Pictures

Now that it is mid-September we can really say that summer is over. The first official day of fall is next week! I finally have been able to go through some of my photos that I took using my Canon, not my phone. I love being able to take photos on my phone but it makes it too easy to not use my big camera anymore. Anyway, here are some photos from this summer 🙂 We had a good one 🙂                   Time for fall!!!

I Am Not A Perfect Mother

I Am Not A Perfect Mother

My oldest is turning nine on Sunday! Wow! I have been a mom for nine years now. Wow! I am not going to say it went by in a flash but looking back it is hard to believe we will have a nine-year-old. Being that it is his birthday and he was the one who made me a mother I thought I would blog about motherhood a little this week. I love my kids. I want the best for them but my goal is not perfection. Why? Because I believe it is impossible to be a perfect mom. It is …

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Turning Two

He has been two for two months now but here are some pictures from that day/week. Hard to believe my baby is TWO! He really acts two. He wants what he wants and is slowly learning he isn’t always going to get it. I love to see him learning and keeping up with his brothers. He loves to color. He loves Monster Trucks, Avengers and Elmo. Got him an Elmo cupcake at the store!   He is SUCH a Daddy’s boy!   Eating Thanksgiving dinner like a big boy!    

He is almost two

pinterest-a724e   My baby is almost two! I can hardly believe it. I am also pretty excited because this time Ben will be home when one of our boys turns two. With Daniel, he had to deploy about a month before his 2nd birthday. With Drew he deployed a few weeks before his birthday. I joke that he is just trying to get out of the “terrible twos” but to be honest with you I think threes is harder than the twos. We will see how it goes with this little boy. He started nursery school twice a week so …

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Christian Way Farms

This year we went to two pumpkin patches.  I went with my son with his class to Honeysuckle Hill Farm and then we went to Christian Way Farm during fall break.  I really liked both of these places, probably better than Riverview Mounds where we have been in the past. Here are some photos from Christian Way Farm!  I really liked how it was laid out and my kids seemed to have a ton of fun there.  It is about an hour from Clarksville though so a bit of a drive.                   Have …

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