Big Life Changes and No More Babies

realtor signSomething happened the end of January when my youngest turned 2. It’s as if the clouds lifted and all of a sudden I had all this bandwidth I hadn’t had in a long time. My baby was no longer a baby. He was a little boy and his development took off. He is so much more independent and can even put on his own shoes (as long as they are Crocs). All you moms know how awesome of a milestone that is. šŸ˜‰ I had to take a moment and grieve the realization that we are done with babies. There was a bit of sadness but also of excitement.

You see almost three years ago we were in the same place. We had decided we were done having kids and were looking forward to all the fun things we could begin doing as a couple and as a family as our boys got older. Then we got pregnant…and well we started all over again. So the last few months have been a time of entering a new phase in life. A phase I thought I was ready for three years ago. Now it has come again and I can’t tell you how excited I am about it.

With this new bandwidth I went a little crazy in the de-cluttering and organizational department. I mean I was chucking all our baby stuff, making plans to paint rooms, turned a whole room of our house into a play room, Ā and basically foundĀ all those areasĀ in my houseĀ that have annoyed me for so long but I never had the time or mental energy to do anything about them. Now I do! Little did I know what I was doing was for a bigger purpose. So right as I was about to turn another bedroom into a dream closet/craft storage office space God stopped me.

You know those times when God speaks to you through many different channels all within the span of a week? It may be a friend, family member, a sermon you hear, stranger, really anything to get your attention. Well that’s kinda what happened to me.

Our plan had always been to move eventually from our current home. It only has one bathroom and for a family of five that can get pretty tight. So we had thought we would probably move in about two years. Well God decided to change our timing a bit…ok a lot. The Lord has made it very clear that it is time to move. Believe me this was SO not our plan and it still feels pretty crazy. We love our home and have put so much work into making it just the way we like it. But whereĀ God leads we want to follow.

So we are selling our home. The first home we’ve ever owned. The place we became a family of five. The backyard where we have held BBQ’s and birthday parties. No, we don’t have another home to move to yet but we know that God is preparing that place for us as we step out in faith and follow His leading. He’s asking us to trust His goodness and that His plan is WAY better than anything we could ever think of.

With that hope we list our home and pray this house that has been a shelter for us thru many a storm will be a blessing to the next family.

And if you feel so led we would covet your prayers as well. For wisdom and discernment and also for my sanity and stress level. šŸ˜‰

Enjoying the Holidays: 9 tips for Families of Children with Special Needs

Photo Credit ECCU.org

Photo Credit ECC

The holidays can be fun, but they can add stress to the lives of children with special needs. Do you have a family member with special needs? Maybe a nephew, niece, cousin or it could even be your own child. My boys do not have special needs, or at least any I am aware of, but many of their classmates and friends do. In fact one of my boys best friends has some sensory issues.

That is why I wanted to share some of these helpful tips from theĀ Episcopal Center for Children (ECC), a nonprofit organization serving children with special needs ages 5-14 in the greater Washington, DC area.

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A Little Perspective When You Feel Discouraged

Have you ever looked out the window of an airplane? Soaring above the clouds looking down at the earth below. It’s amazing how small everything looks from up there. From the Empire State Building to the Grand Canyon they all seem tiny and not as monumentous when staring down at them from 30,000 feet. Abraham, […]

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Thrive Market GIVEAWAY!

I have loved using Thrive Market for all my pantry staples for two years now and I wanted to share it with all of you! Watch the video below and go to my Facebook page and leave a comment on the post to enter. GOOD LUCK!   Tweet

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My First Day Of Kindergarten

Today was our first day of school. I say ‘Our’ because really it’s both Little Man’s first day of kindergarten and my first day as a mom sending her kid to a full day of school. With bells and lunches and recess, the works! This isn’t like preschool at all! I think I was more […]

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Mommy Son Date to See The Amazon Premiere of The Stinky & Dirty Show

Although I was compensated to attend and share about this show all opinions are my own. Trust me guys I don’t write about stuff I don’t like. šŸ˜‰ I was recently afforded the opportunity to attend the premiere party for Amazon’s brand-new series The Stinky & Dirty Show, based on the ā€œI Stink!ā€ book series. […]

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Why is Summer the Worst as a Mom?

Ahh Summer…those carefree days of running through sprinklers, staying up late and roasting marshmallows, playing in the sand. These are the memories that come to mind from my childhood. Summer felt freeing as a child. Free from school. Free from the strict schedule. Free from the monotony of the routine as we vacationed to fun […]

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How Using Positve Discipline and The Whole Brain Child Nipped a Meltdown in the Bud

Since my last post I have been really working on parenting in a more positive way. IN fact John and I have been taking a seven week course on Positive DisciplineĀ and the Whole Brain Child. If you haven’t heard of Positive Discipline it’s an approach to parenting that has TONS of tools to help you […]

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When Did My Kids Become an Inconvenience?

Have you ever had one of those parenting moments that just stops you in your tracks and you know you will remember this moment forever? Last week was one of those moments for me, and not in a good way. Tweet

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A Review of Naturepedic Organic Mattresses: from 5 boxes to a queen mattress

I was THRILLED to be chosen as the winner of a queen sized mattress from Naturepedic back at the ShiftCon Conference back in September! I have been wanting one of their mattresses for myself ever since I met them back in 2014 and purchased a crib mattress from their booth. My husband and I finally […]

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