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Get Rid of Cradle Cap Naturally

November 12, 2014 – 6:29 am
cradle cap before and after

Here’s the trick to getting that yucky build-up off of baby’s scalp for good!! Naturally!

Sneak Peak At The Pallet Fort

June 2, 2014 – 5:14 pm
archery target deer

It isn’t finished yet, but here’s how our kids’ pallet play fort is coming along.

Tips For Camping With A Toddler (From Experience!)

September 30, 2013 – 8:22 am
Camping With A Toddler

Camping with a toddler can be a ton of fun, but it can also be exhausting as well! Here are a few tips to help make your trip a little easier, and advice to keep your little one safe and content during your stay.

Ty’s Pirate Party

February 12, 2013 – 4:46 pm

We’re winding down from a great party over the weekend. Here’s how we celebrated Titus turning SIX!

Don’t Rush Potty Training

January 26, 2013 – 8:37 am
Potty Training

I know we’re all in a hurry to get our kids out of diapers. But please don’t rush potty training if your child isn’t ready for it. I made that mistake with my first born, and have since learned the error of my ways. Here’s my advice on waiting to potty train…

Keeping Kids Safe on the Homestead

September 27, 2012 – 8:31 pm
keeping kids safe on the homestead

Living in the country comes with its own special hazards to be aware of. Here’s how we do our best to keep our kids safe on the homestead.

Keeping Boys Busy and Encouraging Helpfulness

September 12, 2012 – 8:57 pm
keeping boys busy

My five year old boy definitely thrives on being productive. But I’ve been having a hard time thinking of things to do to keep his little hands busy!

Farm Boy Mentality

August 3, 2012 – 4:50 am
Ty- 5 years old

It’s funny… the things they say!

Look Who’s ONE Today!!

May 9, 2012 – 7:28 am
elias playing music

Wow. A YEAR OLD!!! Happy Birthday, baby Elias. You have changed so much in so little time. We love you more than you’ll ever know.

Baby Food Recipes and Canning Ideas

March 20, 2012 – 7:25 am
baby food processer

Having home canned goods to make baby food from is incredibly satisfying. Not only do you have the assurance of knowing exactly what you are feeding baby, canning your own food saves a lot of money as well!

Baby Elias- 10 months old

March 7, 2012 – 10:15 pm
elias in bath

Growing like a weed, and developing such a funny little personality!

There’s Something In Her Nose… A Trip To The ENT

January 19, 2012 – 9:07 pm

“Yep, there’s definitely something in there.”

Boys. Think. Differently.

December 8, 2011 – 6:09 am
teaching boys

When it comes to learning… and just about everything else, come to think of it… boys are SO much different than girls!

Boys’ Budget Bedroom Makeover Reveal!

November 22, 2011 – 1:23 pm
diy kids room clipboard wall decor

I am SUPER pleased with how this room turned out. For only the cost of a can of paint and a paintbrush, I turned the boys’ bedroom into something I can be proud to show off!

Baby Elias- 6 Months Old

November 15, 2011 – 8:58 pm

He’s growing like a weed, and changing so much! Here are some new pictures of our little Elias.

Teaching Your Children Life Skills

November 13, 2011 – 9:21 pm

Would your child know how to survive without you in an emergency situation? Will they be prepared to care for themselves and their own family when they grow up and leave the home? What sort of life skills are you teaching your children right now, to better equip them for the future?