PPROM, Faith, and a Miracle: Elaina’s Story


I'm so happy to have my sister-in-law, Jennifer sharing her miracle story here on the blog today. All I can say is if you read only one thing today, read her story. It's one of incredible faith and lots of tears, but one that shows that God is real and he still works miracles! I should have known to switch doctors long ago, but being one to avoid conflict I wrote off the subtle feeling of something being wrong. This would turn out to be my first mistake in this journey. My second was ever … [Read more...]

Why I’m Afraid to Go to Church

Why I'm Afraid to go to Church

Probably very few of you of been with me on this blog since the very beginning. It started off with so much optimism and through the years of trials and tears, I've tried hard to find the sliver lining, the rainbow after the rain. After six years of one thing after another, after struggling and struggling to stay above the water in everything we've been through, it felt like too much. After going through miscarriage, deployment, the special needs of my son, my medical problems, and now the … [Read more...]

Italian Chicken Over Pasta

Italian Chicken Over Pasta

As I was browsing Pinterest this past weekend looking for some recipes for the week's meal plan, I came across this recipe for Italian Chicken. Now, if you search Pinterest with the words, "Italian Chicken" many different recipes have come up a lot of which I have made in the past. However, this recipe which I am going to share with you today is the best Italian Chicken I have ever had! The recipe I'm going to share with you today is adapted from the one I found on Pinterest, but I … [Read more...]

How to Help Your Child Adjust to a New School After a PCS

Help Your Child Adjust to a New School

My family recently finished with our first PCS. After six years we were more then ready for our trip across the country and now we love our new home. However, one of my biggest concerns about our PCS was that it was in the middle of the school year. My son was attending a special needs preschool at our last duty station, but when we moved we ended up arriving at the end of the school year at our new duty station. I decided to keep my son home instead of sending him to a new school for only a … [Read more...]

Homemade Chocolate Cake & Peanut Butter Frosting

Homemade Chocolate Cake

I don't remember the last time I made a cake from scratch, it's been years and years. Now that boxed cakes make everything easier, I've always felt that there was no point in making a cake from scratch. Then my friend brought over this delicious chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting one night. After eating three pieces of cake, I had to have the recipe. I asked her for the recipe for both the homemade chocolate cake and peanut butter frosting and she said she got it from her mom who … [Read more...]

Dear Doctor… Sincerely a Special Needs Mom

Dear Doctor

Dear Doctor, First, thank you for seeing my child. I know your time is precious and there are many other children and families you need to see too. I know that when you see me, the mom who seems worried and protective, it's easy to want to brush me off. It's easy to come into the room and treat each family like a number, a number to check off your list for the day. But please, we are more than a number we are people and this is a child you treating. My child. As a mom, I may be … [Read more...]

How to Invite Non-Friends to Like Your Facebook Page

How to Invite Non-Friends to Like Your Facebook Page

One of the keys to gaining followers on your business or blog's Facebook page is by inviting others, mainly your friends, to like your page. This is easily done through the button on the left-hand side of your page and I like to check it often to make sure any new friends I add to my friend's list are also invited to like my Facebook page. Until now, there has never been a way to invite people who aren't your friends to like your Facebook page, at least not one that I knew about. Facebook … [Read more...]

What is the Difference Between Christian Counseling and Speaking to Your Pastor?

the Difference Between Christian Counseling and Speaking to Your Pastor

When it comes to expressing your emotions, it may be difficult to determine who to turn to. Typically this would be a spouse if you have one. However, what if the emotions stem from your marriage? If the issues are materializing because of your marriage it can be even more difficult to figure out who to talk to. Many people in this situation turn to their family, friends, or pastors. The main problem with talking about your marriage to your side of the family and your friends is that they … [Read more...]

How Duracell Can Help Your Child Through Deployment

How Duracell Can Help Your Child Through Deployment

This review was made possible by iConnect and Duracell. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions are 100% mine." As a military family, we have definitely had our share of military separations and deployments. We have gone through the ups and downs and the tears when daddy has to leave one more time. Deployment is hard and very few people understand that. One of the things that has helped my kids the most during deployments is the use of daddy dolls and … [Read more...]

Gone Fishing: Great Bonding Activities for Children and Their Parents


It is every person’s dream to have true familial bliss within their home. Doing so helps reduce tension, improves general outlook, and can also provide significant benefits for the children in the long run too. However in today’s hectic world where both parents are usually working, technology seems to be creating greater isolation between individuals. Furthermore, greater demands are placed on children at younger ages, making it a challenge to find time to bond. The key to a successful … [Read more...]