5 Things I’m Determined to Teach my Kids

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I am not a perfect parent, but there are a few things I am determined to teach my kids. These may seem like simple things, but they are things I don't see as many kids learning these days. I'm Determined to Teach my Kids: 1. Manners I want my kids to learn their manners. To say, "Please" and "Thank you" and to be truly thankful for what they have been given. My son who has autism was not able to talk until age three, but even then he learned to sign "Please" and "Thank you" and he even … [Read more...]

Mommy Quiet Times

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As a mom I have learned that quiet time is a valuable thing. Everyone needs a few moments of peace, and moms are no exceptions! I hear a lot of moms say that they feel guilty for taking time for themselves, but sometimes the house cleaning doesn't matter, sometimes the kids could use some quiet time too.  Sometimes...you just need a break! As a busy mom of two special needs kids, I have learned that "mommy quiet times" are a must. Not only does my three-year old son have quiet time, but … [Read more...]

MilSpouses: Use Your Resources!

MilSpouse

So excited to have Joy guest posting on the blog today. She has a wonderful post about resources for MilSpouses and I hope that you find it helpful! MilSpouses deserve respect and appreciation. They work to maintain homes as single parent for months on end. They make sacrifices for the military life. It's not an easy thing to do. Not everyone is equipped. Not everyone handles it well. One of the reasons some MilSpouses struggle during deployments is that they aren't using all the resources … [Read more...]

God, it’s Me, Kathryn. Where Are You?

where is God

I feel as though I am in a very deep, dark, black hole. I keep trying to crawl out, but no matter what I keep sliding down. The further I slide, the less light I see. The less light I see, the further my hope drifts away... Yes, we are finally home from the hospital and as much as I would like to tell you that everything is better now, I can't. With each and every day that passes I am sliding deeper, and darker into the hole, and I am losing the hope and the faith that I once had. We have … [Read more...]

How to Travel: Driving vs Flying

Driving vs Flying

If you are a military spouse then you probably know all about traveling. Or maybe you aren't a military spouse, but love to travel around and see new places. No matter who you are, it can be hard to make a decision on whether flying or driving is best. It may depend on your situation, your family, or where you are traveling to. Here are a few tips to help you decide whether or not you should travel by air or by car. Driving vs Flying: Prep: Driving: Do a quick check-up on the … [Read more...]

Staying United: Marriage and Special Needs

Marriage and Special Needs

So thankful to have one of my sweet blogger friends on the on the blog today. Katie is a mother to an autistic little boy just like I am, and we have talked many times about the correlation between marriage and our special needs kids. I hope that this will help more families understand a little of what it is like for marriage relationships when there is a special needs child in the family. When Jack was diagnosed with autism, I hit the ground running. Within a few weeks, I lined up appointments … [Read more...]

12 Apps for Bloggers That Make Life Easier

Apps for Bloggers

I love my iphone. I love how I can conveniently fit almost everything I need right on it, and I love how it helps make my life easier when it comes to blogging and social media. Now, I don't know about you, but I have an entire folder just for social media apps. It's located right on the front of my phone for easy access and allows me to be in touch even when out and about at appointments and on the go. Today, I wanted to share with you several of the apps that have helped make like easier … [Read more...]

Fighting for Answers

Fighting For Answers

I never did have a chance to update with what life as a mom to a baby with a G-tube was like, before our lives were in another whirlwind mess again. We had almost two full weeks at home after two weeks in the hospital with my baby girl, and it was definitely interesting trying to get used to feeding my daughter through a tube in her stomach. Sadly, it didn't end there. We were hoping this was the end of the hospital stays, but God had other plans...Here is a little bit about what has been … [Read more...]

Warrior Princess Spa Collection Giveaway

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I'm so excited to tell you all about some amazing products from GetFresh.net! Their products include body butters, masks, and scrubs, bubble bath, foot care, creams, lotions, and more! They have several different lines of products, but the Warrior Princess line is the one I would love to share with you today. About the Warrior Princess Collection: "Warrior Princess is a collection of wonderfully smelling, botanically based bath & body products that have a luscious profusion of … [Read more...]

Loving Your Spouse Through the Trials of Life

Loving Your Spouse

As many of you know, my daughter was in the hospital for two weeks and we just got home last Monday. It's been a very long and stressful few months trying to find out what is going on with her and traveling to see specialists near and far. On top of that, I have a special needs little boy who has been diagnosed with Autism, Apraxia, SPD, and a Feeding Disorder. Through all that my family has been through, somehow our marriage has remained intact and I don't believe the only reason for that is … [Read more...]