Tuesday, October 28, 2008

MOPS acticle

My mom ask me to write a small article for our MOPS newsletter recommending websites and books for Moms. I figured I would just post it here also :)

Book and website recommendations for your every mothering need:
Creative Corrections
By Lisa Whelchel
Available at the Library
“If you've tried everything and your child is still more Billy the Kid than Billy Graham, it's time for this book! Wife, mom, homeschooler and actress Lisa Whelchel offers hundreds of refreshing ways to discipline children. Organized for busy parents, it's full of ideas for those times when you don't know what to do.”
I recently checked this book out from the library and found it very interesting and helpful. The author is has a fun and relaxed style of writing. What I liked most was the section on scripture references, and great practical parenting suggestions.

The first website that I will recommend is MOPS:
www.mops.org on this website you will find
Interesting articles. The MOPS shop, were you can purchase books, etc.
Also my favorite part the MOPS online forum, a great place to talk with other moms around the US, as well as a lot of advice and suggestions.

I personally enjoy reading blogs and Simple Mom is a great one.
www.simplemom.net “Live simply, stay sane. Life hacks for home managers.”
Here you will find a blog written by a mom with articles on an array of mothering and homemaker topics.

This last one I just found and it is for moms and kids.
www.handipoints.com This is a fun free online game for kids similar to Webkins. The twist with it is your kids earn points for the game by performing household chores/tasks chosen by mom. You can simply set up an account for your kids, and create a list of tasks. When they are ready to play mom checks of what was completed for the day and they earn points for the game.

Americas Choice Now - Video

Here is a link to a great video that you should check out if you are wondering about the candidates views on abortion.
Americas Choice Now - Video

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008


My husband rented "Expelled no intelligence allowed" by Ben stein tonight. I found it to be very interesting and informative. I highly recommend it to you all. Here is a link to a trailer for it.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Here are Sweetpea's 3 year pictures I took for her party invites. She looks so grown up in some of these :(

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Kids update!

Just a little update of sorts :) For some reason I haven't taken many pics lately. I will try to get some good ones this weekend.
Buttercup now has 4 teeth, started clapping a couple of weeks ago(so cute), and we just figured out that she has eczema :(. It was getting pretty bad last week, but I have been getting it under better control this week with some tips from her Dr. She is cruising everywhere and as always stuffing everything in her mouth. Her secret favorite is paper.
Sweetpea is doing great she will be 3 at the end of the month. She is really excited about it. I really need to get in gear and get her party figured out. She amazes me all the time with her memorization abilities. I decided to go over some letter flashcards the other day, because I was curious which ones she knew. She was able to identify the sounds of 20 letters. I was a little suprised myself.
Buster is doing great with his swimming lessons and soccer. He is starting to get alot more confident in the water, and at his last soccer game he made 2 goals and a bunch of blocks. It was so cold at his last game the girls were not too happy. He is also doing well with school. Buster loves math and science, reading and phonics he can do, but it is more of a chore for him. I have been trying my hardest to make it fun. I suppose it just takes time. He is one of those kids who starts out with the additude that he can't do it, and once it clicks that he can he does well.

I'm really glad it is fall though.We grew a pumpkin plant this year, and it produced 3 pumpkins. Each kid gets one and we plan to carve them soon, mabey this weekend? I'm starting to get excited about the Christmas season coming up although I have yet to really think much on it. This year I want to focus on being thankful and giving to others. I'll let you know if I think of any good ways of doing this with the kids. For now I hope you all get out and enjoy the crisp air, leaves, pumpkins, and a nice hot drink.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Our little Sweetpea loves to dance. I took these pics the other night while she was dancing on my bed. She was admiring her shadow. I took them without a flash so you could see it. I can't believe sh is almost 3 ;) A few weeks ago she told me that when she turns 3 she is going to be on a soccer ball team. It was really cute.

Friday, October 10, 2008


We finally ditched our dial-up, and got hooked up to dsl. It was supposed to be hooked up last week, but they goofed . I will post a longer update and some pictures soon. I have to work at the Y this morning.