4 Things to Try When Your Child Hates Reading 

At exactly what age is a child supposed to read? 5 years old? 6? 7? At what point do you, as a mom, begin to worry that your child will never read--or possibly worse--never LOVE to read? I'm not sure. I don't have all the answers, but I do have a few ideas that I've …

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It’s a Messy Life

Motherhood is messy. I still remember the feeling I had when my oldest had his first diaper blowout... Disgusting! I wanted an adult to come clean the mess, but alas.... I was the adult. As the kids get bigger, the messes seem to get bigger too, huh?  But it's messy in other ways too. It's …

Heaven’s Math

Math was never my favorite subject in school.  Don't get me wrong: I loved to play "Around the World" with math flashcards, and I enjoyed trying to beat my classmates at speed drills and calculations on the board.  But when I got older and math involved letters, the "math party" was over for me. I've …

The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You’ll Ever Need

When I was a kid, my mom always used the cookie recipe on the back of the Toll House chocolate chips bag.  Every. Single. Time.  After my discovery of Pinterest, I was constantly trying out new recipes for everything---including chocolate chip cookies.  Until I found this one.  Since the day I first made that recipe, …