Uninvited Break

As I sit here in my doctor’s office, I realize God has given me an uninvited break.  I guess, sometimes, I pray for a moment to catch up on things.  This is my moment; although, it came at a cost. Whether I overdid it at the gym, lifting my 21 pound infant in his car…

My wish for you

Dear Happy Girl, I pray you never lose your spark.  That light which shines so bright, it makes darkness fade.  That heart so full, it overflows with joy and ignites something in others.  You have a contagious smile that so easily spreads like wildfire. I pray the kids in your class appreciate your larger than…

And then there were five…

We are 9 weeks into our fun-loving, busy newborn season and I have to admit, we have not stopped running.  While I write this, we are on a mid-afternoon break that is only occurring because our four young ones are napping today due to a dance recital this evening. We are definitely in our busiest season…

Protein packed waffles

Protein Packed Waffles

Having a large family, I often seek inexpensive meal ideas and prepare large batches.  Next to pancakes, a family favourite in our home is waffles!  I love that you can hide extra nutrition and protein in the batter and the kids still devour them.  Protein packed waffles are a delicious, filling meal my kids just love – and…

Conversation Cards

Conversation Cards

Still planning your Valentine’s Day activities? Looking for a fun, creative, do-it-yourself idea?  I am excited to share this easy way to connect with your significant other.  As husband and wife we should be growing together and dedicating time to communicate with one another.  I created these conversation cards to show my husband I am…

Christmas Season Sensory Bins

Christmas Season Sensory Bins

As you may know, my children thoroughly enjoy sensory bins.  We have four table top bins – one for each kid and they take turns switching with one another.  It creates hours (yes, hours!) of fun!  Today I hit up the dollar store and purchased some items for Christmas season sensory bins.  They were so…

Completely Anchored

Completely anchored

It was a rainy afternoon and we piled into our mini van and headed off to see the Bubble Guppies live on stage.  The kids were filled with excitement…and to be honest, so were my husband and I! Who doesn’t love a great, family day? Or a great Bubble Guppies song? 😉 We were all belting out tunes from…

My secret to the good life

My secret to the good life!

I’ve been struggling to find enough hours in my day and to carry out everything on my to-do list.  Each day I’d tell myself the same thing, “Once I get the kids tucked into bed, I’ll get this project done and that task done etc. etc. etc.”  All day long, I’d be adding things to…

Sensory Bin Fun

My children have fallen in love with sensory bins!  Since my youngest has reached the age where he enjoys playing with the items; as opposed to, simply ingesting them…it was time to collect some pieces to create our very own sensory bin fun at home.  The kids and I put on our thinking caps, brainstormed some themes for…

What its like having a large family

What it’s like having a large family

Our family motto says it all:  there’s never a dull moment.  Life with a large family is a wild ride!  The joys definitely outweigh the challenges and our hearts overflow with love. Today’s post is featured on my beautiful friend, Rachael DeBruin’s blog, Diamonds in the Rough.