Mama Needs a New Pair of Shoes

I recently had a flare up of Plantar Fasciitis.  For those of you who have experienced this, you know it is no fun at all and can be quite painful.  I started having trouble a few months back when I started a new job and began wearing a shoe with a small heel. Now mind…

Power!

I have a 14 year old son who is a prep-er. He thinks about emergency food and water supplies and prepping for power outages and that kind of thing. We have talked about getting one of those hand cranked radios. Turning the handle creates the power necessary to listen to the weather report, etc. This…

I Used Your Kisses: Post-it Note #136

My 7-year-old has a fearful spirit.  She’s a classic tomboy so she’s not afraid of activities, new things and a challenge, but she’s afraid of being in a room alone and of the dark.  A few nights ago she came to me at bedtime and didn’t want to go to bed.  I asked what she…

Post-it Note #29: Bring Down the Hammer!

I have a child that has been particularly………..how should I say it?…………..irritating lately.  I’m not sure what the deal is, but she has been especially mouthy and disobedient the last few days and stirring up trouble with her brother and sisters on every hand.  Dad has been out-of-town too, so I have had to do…

Post-it Note #26: A Voice in the Chaos

Someone asked me once if I cook every day.  The answer is yes.  I usually cook 7 days a week.  It’s not because I want to be Martha Stewart, but it’s from necessity.  If you ever saw my crew at a restaurant you would know how expensive…..and nerve wracking the experience can be.  Even the…

Post-it Note #18: All Tangled Up

I have a 5-year-old daughter that is the sweetest of the sweet.  She has the most sensitive little heart.  When we rescued a dog from the pound she cried for 2 days because Lucas didn’t know where his Mommy and Daddy were.  When the baby bird fell out of the tree and the dogs killed…

Post-it Note #7: What Should We be Thankful for?

Gratitude.  It’s a hard thing to teach to kids.  They are naturally “me-centered” and if their piece of cake is even a smidge smaller than their brother’s piece it doesn’t go unnoticed.  Being thankful for what we have instead of wanting what we don’t have is not just hard on the kids.  It’s hard on…

Post-it Note #5: Prayers for Peace

Sometimes God wakes me up with people on my mind.  I know I need start praying when that happens.  Sometimes the need of people is so great God burdens us to pray on their behalf. Sometimes our prayer lists are so long we don’t know where to start.  Sometimes it’s overwhelming to watch people hurt….