God is my homie. Wife. Mom. Semi Baker. Lover of books.

  • Food

    Kid food time

    Do y’all mix up your lunches for your littles or just give them the same thing every day? Now I’m not one that will do shapes and cute bento box like lunches. But I do love to mix it up for them. No one likes to eat the same thing over and over every day and that includes children. I do not know about other families, but my children eat like twenty times a day. Ok, exaggerating but they will eat breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, snack, dinner and finally dessert. In that order so I prefer to switch it up for them each week. I plan out breakfast, snacks, lunches,…

  • Parenting

    Co Sleeping

    Co sleeping is a either a big no or a non-issue to some.  For us it wasn’t a big deal.  All our children have slept with us until they were like 3 or 4. Then transferred to a toddler bed that was always next to our bed before they started sleeping in their own rooms. Now, I’m not going to tell you what you can and can not do. This is more about what worked for us. So, we all know the first month with a newborn you aren’t getting nearly enough sleep on top of trying to get your routine down. So co sleeping with a newborn can be…

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    Outdoor fun

    I’m so tired of these overcast skies. I can handle a couple of rainy gray days, but every day. I cannot. I live for the sun. I love the brightness of everything outside. It’s like medicine for the soul. Since January I think we get like a week of beautiful sunshine then BAM here come the ugly gray skies. I’m one of those people who needs the sun and prefers the sunshine over being inside loving the rain. Sometimes it’s nice but not alllllllllll the time. Come on God give us the sun please!!! If we aren’t outside then that just means extra messy in our house. Anyhow, excuse my…

  • love through it all
    Parenting

    Breathe

      As a mom you kinda forget what a clean house looks like. What does a quiet home sound like? Does your mind ever just slow down from all that you haven’t done and still need to get done? Having a moment of weakness when you haven’t had a moment of solitude to get your bearings? Makes you wanna scream your heart out to release the frustrations from the day, week, maybe months? Who knows maybe I will. I just need to get rid of the clutter. In my mind, my life, my house. All 3?   I will miss the mess. I will miss the loudness. I will miss…

  • Parenting

    Best Toy Ever

      Momma’s get your kids a trampoline. I mean if you want something that’s going to bounce the energy right on out of your child. Invest in one. Life saver for sure, or maybe I should say sanity saving haha. Honestly though, you can do so much on a trampoline. Their favorite thing has to be this water sprinkler I found on a fluke scrolling through amazon. I had already so many variations of sprinklers, but the net wouldn’t let as much water get through like the one I found.  It’s a water sprinkler that you attach to the top of the net and just tie it around the top.…

  • Parenting

    Middle Child

    Any of you a middle child? My husband is so his perspective on how to raise my middle is always so helpful. I don’t know about ya’ll but I always have some kind of guilt trip with any of my kids. I’m either not showing or giving enough love, I’m not playing enough with them, I’m not teaching well enough while home schooling my daughter. It’s always something. Right now, I’m more talking about my Baby J. He’s 4 now, but we’ve always called him by that nickname. Baby J is probably one of my most entertaining, charismatic, and very independent child.  He came a week early before my scheduled operation.…

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    Patience

    Patience, God bless you if you have an abundance of it. Share some. So I’ve learned to listen to my children. They are each so different and have their own way of listening, understanding, voicing, and loving. You really have to pace yourself and listen to their needs. Realizing that has helped me to parent each of my kiddos in a much more healthier way. Now I’m not saying you can’t yell because sometimes you gott full coach on them to make them “hear” you.  My husband and I have decided to take the approach of listening first then react accordingly. I think it’s important that we acknowledge that our…

  • Life

    Draft Day

    By the time anyone reads this it will be old news but alas I shall persevere. Any who tonight is the football draft, yes ladies I know haha. I have actually started to enjoy the sport so I don’t mind too much. My husband is going on and on about whose who and I’m not mad about it. Especially since my Patriots have gotten themselves another QB. Crossing fingers he’s another Brady, but we shall see.  It’s interesting though to see these players going through the draft and seeing how their eyes light up with such relief and joy knowing they finally made it. It’s important to smile even if…

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    Moms

    So I’m a momma to 5. Crazy? No, I love being a mom. My youngest is actually 2 and I think I’ve become way more laxed compared to my first 2. Also I should put out there that there are 4 boys and 1 girl. I know, God bless her little soul. Moms definitely don’t get enough credit. Like we literally hold it all down. We gotta cook, clean, do the dadgum laundry, some of you are also juggling a fulltime job outside of momming, be everything in one. Shoot when companies ask for skills or what your prior employment was, putting “mom” down should be all the confirmation they…

  • Catholicism

    Misconceptions

    Being Catholic. To me that just means a life with Christ. A more fulfilled life because it’s about much more than jumping and dancing in church. Mass is everything to me. Its the peace the worshipping through the Eucharist. It’s life. The prayers, fasting during lent, the rosary. Ugh there’s too much to share. Anyhow, I wanted to clear up some common misconceptions about our faith.Now there are so many but I stuck with 3 for now. We worship Mother Mary, saints, and idols. Our church is anti-women. Eucharist is simply symbolic .   Being Catholic is something beautiful and spiritual. I love love love the church. The artistry of…