For the Moms Who Had Abortions at Planned Parenthood

We may have all seen the videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing selling baby parts, but we are not talking about the moms who aborted those babies. Their lives teach lessons.

Have you seen the videos? Adults actually discussing selling baby parts, to the highest bidder. Babies who were not wanted, were not viewed as valuable just moments before suddenly became worth something after their lives had been terminated. We live in a strange world. I do not understand it all, but I think we need to talk about the group many are not discussing in this … [Read more...]

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Link Up #138

Wonderful Wednesday blog hop link up

Welcome to our link up party!  Wow, the summer is moving along so fast! I am amazed at all the back-to-school promotions on and the many bts posts, as well! Of course, I love the posts :)  Hey, before we get into our popular posts from last week, I want to say a heartfelt "thank you" and "we'll miss you" to two of our cohosts, Kristen of Musings of an Average Mom and … [Read more...]

Preschool Homeschool Activities: Dr. Seuss Apps

Dr Seuss books are now apps! Green Eggs and Ham was a fun one to review as part of our homeschool preschool curriculum.

This post is sponsored by Oceanhouse Media, Inc. All thoughts are mine. If you need more information, please see my disclosure. Since we have started our preschool homeschool activities, I am trying to find ways to incorporate activities that my daughter will enjoy but that will be educational as well. She loves (I mean loves) the iPad. I think she loves it way too much, … [Read more...]

How Kids Can Get Involved In Their Community

Kids give back to their community through the Box Tops for Education program.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine. Every year as we get close to the first day of school, I am reminded that we always feel new as a military family. This is our second year at our school-my oldest will be in second grade. We stopped by the school to drop off the required new school year paperwork, … [Read more...]

Wanting to Feel Like A Successful Mom

There are moments when I feel like a successful mom and then there are moments when I think I am failing as a mom! Often my feeling of failure is because I am listening to "parenting noise" around me rather than focusing on what my family needs in the moment. Imperfect Mom Confessional @ Busy Being Blessed

I often have days where I question EVERYTHING about my parenting approach. Usually these are the days when tantrums begin as soon as we get out of bed, milk gets spilled at least twice, and the Lego mess is almost too much to take. Then, there are days when things just work. My children have moments where they play well together, use their manners and even reward me with praise … [Read more...]

Homemade Natural Honey Facial Cleanser

Make your own honey-based exfoliating cleanser with only 3 ingredients! There is a secret 4th ingredient that is optional!

    This facial cleanser is easy to prepare, super cheap, and does triple duty by not only cleansing but acting like a mask and moisturizing. It is natural, great for the skin, and takes about 5 minutes to mix together. My skin needs some work. After having my second child, the texture and clarity of the skin on my face went south. After a time, I just resigned … [Read more...]

Why Do Moms Obsess About Me Time?

Why do we moms obsess about this one big thing? It is hard to avoid focusing on it especially on the challenging days of being a mom, but what do our kids need from us most?

  I am over it! Despite the advice, convincing, and suggestions of others, I just can't worry about it any more. It is a trap-to fall into obsession of me time that everyone says we need to have as our focus. Well, I am not worrying about it any more. … [Read more...]

Number Salad: Healthy Snack and Counting Activity

Number Salad Counting Activity and Healthy Snack for Kids.

Number Salad is a fun recipe, counting activity, pre-reading practice, and promotes following directions with the free printable recipe counting cards. (We can’t pack more learning into one activity, can we?!) The best part about number salad is it is a great way for kids to feel like they are making their food, which helps ease the resistance of picky eaters at times. … [Read more...]

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #137

Wonderful Wednesday blog hop link up

We are so excited. About what? Excited about YOU! Can you get any more creative, artistic, authentic and just plain FUN?  Sometimes we get so tickled to see what you've been up to that even get in touch with one another and say "did you see THIS one?"   Just last week we discovered a newbie blogger who was in her very first week of her own blog hop so we sent out the news … [Read more...]

First Day of School Countdown Activity

Free printable bus template for creating a back to school countdown to the first day of the new school year for kids.

Are your children ready for the first day of school? Are you ready? :) Whether you have a child entering school for the first time, are getting ready to start your homeschool year, or have an older child that is eager to get back to their friends, this is a fun activity to count down the rest of Summer vacation and get ready for the first day of school. My oldest son has … [Read more...]