Filed under Raising Children

Felt Pumpkin Activities

I totally under-utilize felt.  It is such an easy and awesome thing for kids to play with.  They can’t break it, hurt each other with it, or damage my home with it.  I even have a felt board that I made during a craft in my MOPS group a couple of years ago.  Yesterday I … Continue reading

A New Little One…

So it’s been quiet around here again for the last week or two.  Have you noticed the trend yet?  When things get quiet on my blog, we’ve likely added a new child to our family!  My husband and I are foster parents for our county, and have recently welcomed a newborn little girl to our … Continue reading

Wood Stacking (and little boys need work)

Beautiful, eh?  Like many rural folks, we depend on a wood stove for heat in the winter.  Wood stove heat was new to me when we moved out here, but I’ve fallen in love with it.  There’s not much more cozy than a fire going in the wood stove, with a pot of soup simmering … Continue reading

Things We’ve Given Up – Baking Mixes

We’re full of celebrations around here lately!  The adoption of our little girl was finalized, my oldest turned 4, my husband’s birthday is coming up, and this weekend we will have a big celebration to officially welcome our daughter to our family (with an Oktoberfest campfire thrown in afterward for good measure).  Phew!  Lots of … Continue reading

Where to begin…

I’m ba-a-ack!  Just like catching up with an old friend that you haven’t seen in years, it’s hard to know where to begin… The past year has been a whirlwind, not the least of which adding two children to our family within a six month time frame.  My husband and I are certified foster parents, … Continue reading