8 Ways to Teach Your Toddler About God

I can’t believe I’m actually using the word “toddler” in a blogpost — when did that happen?? My little guy is hitting 18 months in a few weeks, and it has absolutely flown by. To be honest, I’m not sure at what point a child actually enters the “toddler era.” But I think for me,Continue reading “8 Ways to Teach Your Toddler About God”

5 Questions to Ask Before Posting Your Child’s Pictures Online

I already know that this post is going to annoy people. Maybe even make some people mad. So let me begin by offering a few disclaimers: This post is solely my opinion and is meant to serve as a tool for thinking through a common decision many are faced with on social media. This postContinue reading “5 Questions to Ask Before Posting Your Child’s Pictures Online”

When You’d Rather Be Eating Breakfast Casserole (and other parenting fails)

Seriously, you’ve only been breathing air for 15 months — how is it possible that you’re constantly knocking me down a peg? This was the thought rolling through my head as my little toddler stared up at me with his impossibly blue eyes, hands folded before him in patient expectation. Allow me to back upContinue reading “When You’d Rather Be Eating Breakfast Casserole (and other parenting fails)”

When #Love(Really)Wins

I love my son. And because I love him, I want him to feel loved. Accepted. Safe. I don’t want to do anything to push him away or make him feel alienated. As he grows up, I want him to be understood. Comfortable. Appreciated. Heard. I want him to have freedom to explore and learnContinue reading “When #Love(Really)Wins”

How to Get Your Child to Sleep Instantly Every Time

In lieu of my typical “3 Things Learned…” post, I’ve decided to share a few extra gold nuggets regarding sleep.┬áStop looking, everyone, because I have found a foolproof method for getting your child to fall asleep for naps and/or bedtime every time. Below I have listed a few simple steps along with 34 simple troubleshootingContinue reading “How to Get Your Child to Sleep Instantly Every Time”

The Intersection of Independence (Bottle-feeding is Emotional)

Ten weeks of 1-2 night feedings was starting to grate on me. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve been so blessed to have a kid who gets good long stretches of sleep. But waking up constantly at 2 or 3 every morning – well – we all know that two fragmented four hour sessions isContinue reading “The Intersection of Independence (Bottle-feeding is Emotional)”

Memory Loss, Burp Cloths, and Measuring Up: 3 Things Learned in Month 2

In keeping with my goal of writing down some thoughts on what I am learning each new month of mommyhood, here are 3 new things from month number 2 (if you missed my post from month 1, you can check

Thoughts from a New Mom: 3 Things Learned in Month 1

One of my goals for this year was to write at least one blog each month. February came and went and, well, I’ve already failed regarding that particular goal. But I’d like to think that I get a “pass” on February, since I got kind of busy