A pregnant friend of mine recently emailed me and asked about my birthing experience with the Happy Buddy. Would I do it again? What were my thoughts on the birthing process and did I have any advice for her? Her questions awakened a bunch of thoughts in my heart that I felt the need to share … [Read more...] about The C-Section Surrender
To all my magical Mommy readers! As a way of showing my appreciation to you for visiting my blog AND because it's a MAGICAL Back-to-School thing to do... The Happy Home Fairy is doing a GIVEAWAY! I am giving away 2 happies: 1. Disney Princess Themed Lunch Bags for your little princess (see … [Read more...] about Lunch Bag Giveaway!!!!!
When you become a mom you learn how to master things that you've never done before - change a dirty diaper while using only one wipe, nurse while cooking dinner, and get any stain known to man out of your child's (and your) wardrobe. But there is one thing that becoming a mom has actually caused me … [Read more...] about Guess What My Husband Can Do…
Summer has been a treasure of quality time with your munchkins. You've played together, stayed up late together, eaten too much ice cream together... but now it's time for school and you may be feeling a bit weepy at the thought. There's something about sending your little five year old into the … [Read more...] about Boohoo Breakfast for Mommies
The Boohoo Breakfast is just the thing you need to say goodbye to summer and hello to the exciting new routines of busy school life! It’s called the Boohoo Breakfast because everyone gets to Boohoo that summer is over. The loss of running freely through sprinklers and all-day adventures in the … [Read more...] about The Boohoo Breakfast
Here is an idea that I just read about in a book I've been reading called Growing Grateful Kids by Susie Larson (LOVED IT!)... Before heading into a new season, it's good to gather as a family and reestablish family ground rules and expectations. So, a couple of weeks before school begins (now is … [Read more...] about Back to School Family Meeting
Before Noah was born, Ryan and I were hardly ever home. Our days were filled with work and our nights were filled with church activities, studies, rehearsals, dinners, etc. We would often get home just in time to plop into bed before the whole cycle began again in the morning. After Noah was … [Read more...] about Mad Libs and Famous Amos
I am convinced that there is a magical land full of all the things that I have lost over the years. It's a beautiful place - the clouds are made of fluffy matchless socks, the ground is covered with colorful hairbands, pens grow from the ground like flowers, random buttons dot the bushes, the … [Read more...] about Where the Lost Things Are
Yesterday my mom called me up and asked if Ryan and I wanted to go on a date because she and my dad would be willing to come and watch Noah. LOVE HER!!!!!!! But date nights are a tricky thing! Ryan and I are always eager to find ways to go out and have a great time together - without having to … [Read more...] about The 2 Dollar Date – Complete with Mints on the Pillow!
Does anyone else think that this basket of zucchini is the most glorious sight ever?!?! It's summertime and the livin' is easy because zucchini is in season!!!!!! I can't get Noah to eat any green vegetables except for zucchini! He LOVES zucchini! So I decided to blog about it in honor of him. … [Read more...] about Zucchini Magic
One of my FAVORITIST Back-to-School traditions that MY mom did for me when I was growing up was a note every year on the first day. I still remember the first time I stumbled upon my mom's First Day of School note. It was the first day of kindergarten. I was wearing sunshine yellow shorts and a … [Read more...] about First Day Letter from my Mom of the Universe!
Last night Ryan and I spent the evening watching our favorite summer program, So You Think You Can Dance, and playing a board game called Last Word. By the end of the night we were in tears from laughing so hard at all of the silly responses we had to the board game. It was heaven! I thought, Now … [Read more...] about Marriage and Laughter
Last year when August rolled around, instead of beginning my 5th year of teaching 2nd grade, I had the ultimate privilege and joy of continuing what had become my new favorite job - being a stay-at-home-Mommy to my son, Noah. But I am a teacher at heart. I love freshly sharpened pencils and could … [Read more...] about Teachers Need a Lunch Pail Too
When I was growing up I developed this deep need to be perfect - to do everything perfectly and say everything perfectly. Being a people-pleaser, I never wanted others to be upset with me, so I just tried to be perfect all the time so as not to rock the boat. As I grew in my walk with the Lord, I … [Read more...] about Except For When…
The first day of school is the perfect day for capturing memories on camera! When your little back-to-schooler is dressed in his/her crisp new clothes and is sporting his/her brand new backpack, take a picture of them standing by your front door. Or your could change the location and take the … [Read more...] about First Day Snapshots