Dear Princess,


Dear Kayleigh, How is it possible that you are two years old now? It seems just like this morning I was holding after you made your less than three-minute labor into the world. It's probably weird to hear this but did you know I was dreaming about you three years before you were even born? … Continue reading Dear Princess,

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One lie we cannot afford to keep selling to our children and 10 scriptures to help them break through


I am going to say it. I may not have had to walk uphills both ways in the snow wearing one shoe while chewing on cornstalk for daily nutrition but I do think there is something unique about my upbringing that is lacking today. I wasn't allowed to quit. To be called a quitter was … Continue reading One lie we cannot afford to keep selling to our children and 10 scriptures to help them break through

A few ways I am not going to be “that mom” this school year


As a former educator I should be my children's teacher's favorite parent. I should be the one to know about assignments before they happen, keep track of the teacher's birthday, turn in permission slips on time and without jelly or coffee stains on them. But alas, I am every teacher's not exactly nightmare, but just … Continue reading A few ways I am not going to be “that mom” this school year

Because I Have A 6 Year Old


For some reason I let the grief and fear come tonight. I've been trying to shut out what happened last Friday in Newtown. I couldn't bear to look at the tiny little faces. I didn't want to see parents grieving through this awful nightmare. I didn't want to think of up-opened Christmas presents under a … Continue reading Because I Have A 6 Year Old

Guest Blog: School Dad’s Prayer Warriors


DH and I have been blessed this past year to become really good friends with Joe and Julie Falcomata. There is no doubt that their children are the highest priority for them. For example, Joe is one of the few dads on the field trip. But lots of other  kids are receiving their blessing as … Continue reading Guest Blog: School Dad’s Prayer Warriors

I’m insanely curious


Some folk might call it nosy but I just call it being insanely curious. Now right off the bat, you have to know that my curiousity is not always child like and innocent. I think part of my curiousity about what people are thinking and the choices they make is simply centered around the fact … Continue reading I’m insanely curious

Ten Perfect Tiny Toes


I’ve been in baby heaven the last couple of weeks. So many of my friends and family have given birth in the months of July and August. It’s been fun to see and hear all the excitement for  these little ones. Picking out of names, finishing up nurseries, stocking up on diapers, filling the freezer … Continue reading Ten Perfect Tiny Toes

Guest Post from my son Samuel: If I were in charge of the world


I hope you enjoy this thought provoking view of the world from my 9 year old son's perspective. He would like to know what the world would look like if you were in charge but only on the understanding that he's really in charge. -Carissa   If I were In Charge of the World...BY Samuel … Continue reading Guest Post from my son Samuel: If I were in charge of the world

Blizzards, Children, and Why I’m Not Freaking


I just had a the oddest thing happen. Well, for me anyway. Over the last couple of weeks my new morning habit after my God alarm goes off is to check KSDK's school closings on my phone. I have three kids in three different schools on three different schedules so it's kind of important for … Continue reading Blizzards, Children, and Why I’m Not Freaking

Some Signs that Sugar Before Bed May Not Be A Good Idea


Some signs that sugar before bed may not be a good idea. Child #1's  dream/nightmare/odd thingey "It was like Caillou and his family on a snow slope but I was in the perspective of Caillou. I was seeing it out his eyes. He was on a snowboard and he slides down the slope but he … Continue reading Some Signs that Sugar Before Bed May Not Be A Good Idea