• family,  home,  motherhood

    top 10 things I wish I’d known about toddlers {amber}

    Every time I get to a new stage with my kids, I feel like there are 1,067 things I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN. I mean, how did I get to be this old, have read this many books, have done this much schooling, taught this many children, and I somehow failed to get all these tips/tricks/information I absolutely NEED to know? Because that’s really the astonishing thing here. So, my oldest is all of 3 right now, and then I have a 2 year old and a 1 year old. We’re swimming in toddlers over here. And here are the top 10 things it would have been so much easier if…

  • family,  home,  inspiration,  motherhood

    top 10 things I wish I knew about newborns {amber}

    as with the Top 10 things I Wish I’d Known About Being Pregnant, there are a million things i can’t believe i didn’t know about newborns and the first three months of baby-life. i have friends who, when they were expecting, read every book, magazine, blog and Bible verse they could get their swollen little hands on, to be prepared for the advent of their little one.  did i?  oh, no.  heavens, no.  “women centuries ago didn’t have Babywise or Babywhisperer books and they got along just fine.  i mean, mary, the mother of Jesus didn’t get a subscription to Parenting magazine; susannah wesley didn’t need those What to Expect…

  • family,  motherhood

    top 10 things I wish I’d known about pregnancy {amber}

    As i’ve had 9 months to think about pregnancy, to hear about pregnancy from every person i encounter, to hear their good and very-bad stories, to experience all the different stages of it, to watch my previously svelte 5’10”-120lb vogue-figure morph into a 5’3″-1@*lb whale, it’s so hard to narrow this list down to just 10 items.  i mean, the advice alone could make a 50-point list (i’ll spare you), let alone the questions and the STORIES…  ahhhh…the stories. i should write a book. so i’ve decided to whittle it down to the Top Ten Things I Wish I’d Known About Pregnancy. a couple more of these lists are coming…

  • inspiration,  motherhood,  Uncategorized

    good enough {with guest Kara-Kae}

    Hey there, this one goes out to all the sweet mamas! Go grab a cup of coffee and let’s chat for a bit ok? My name is Kara-Kae (but you can call me KK!) and I blog over at The Mom Diggity. I am the mama to three precious girls, ages three and under. Yeah, I have my hands quite full. I’m honored to share a little of my heart today and hope to encourage you as a mom! ((my people)) My girls recently got the book “Are you my mother?”. If you aren’t familiar with this classic, a baby bird is on the hunt for his mother. He comes…