My four-year-old and two-year-old absolutely love Thomas the Tank Engine and all his friends. So we couldn’t miss the opportunity to take them to “A Day Out With Thomas“.
I recently took an 11-day Babymoon at 23 weeks pregnant on a cruise to Alaska with my husband and two toddlers. After traveling to Ireland, Scotland, UK, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Italy, France and many other countries with my toddlers, I have to say this has been by far one of my top vacations as a family. Continue reading “5 Reasons Why Cruising to Alaska is One of the Best Vacations with Toddlers “
It’s that time again where I share my ridiculous mommy adventures with you! Remember this is a no judgement zone where we can freely share with one another our parenting moments in hopes to gain some comical relief from our day-to-day parent grind.
In the last few months, I’ve had a few friends ask me how do I homeschool my preschoolers. So, for anyone that is interested in gaining some homeschooling tips for their preschoolers, I’ve written this blog post for you!
I often hear from friends my life appears to them like “I have it all together!” I don’t mean to give the idea I don’t ever go through tough times, because I absolutely do. EVERY ONE DOES!! In regards to my struggles, I simply have learned to lean on and trust in God with everything; and rely on his grace to get me through my trials. I may not announce my battles with a bugle horn but I definitely share some of my battle scars in my blogs.
In my Mommy Life logs, I like to give my heart some medicine and look back at some of those trying days with some comical relief. I might as well. It sincerely helps having a sense of humor when raising kids. If you haven’t read my Mommy Life: Log Entry 1, you’ll crack up after reading about what I woke up to one morning. I think that image will haunt me for the rest of my life! Now that I have two toddlers, I’m thinking motherhood and humor are synonymous.
So enjoy my Log Entry 2 in my Mommy Life. I hope it will lighten up your day! You’re never alone in your Motherhood journey!
As I was scanning my Pinterest home feed I came across this quote:
“Based on how you spoke to (or about) your husband, today, what did you teach your son to look for in a wife?” – Matthew L. Jacobson.
After reading it, I immediately stopped and reflected. I honestly in that moment didn’t know if I was happy with the image I’ve been painting for my son, specifically what I wanted him to look for in a wife. Of course, I could go on and on about the characteristics of a good wife and what I’d hope he’d find in his future spouse. Still nothing can outweigh the constant display I’ve put before my son day after day. Whether I like it or not, I’m defining and creating for him a perception of what a wife is and what he may look for when he’s searching for her.
I’m so excited!! My little man has memorized all his ABC Bible Verses! Take a look at my video of him reciting each one. It’s too cute! I’m one proud Mama!
My original plan for him was to learn two verses every month and be done by the end of the year. My son was so eager to learn them all; he was pushing me to teach him the last four scriptures within a week!
If you’re looking for tips to help your little ones memorize scripture, check out my blog post here. I go over some of the methods and tips I used in helping my toddlers memorize scripture.
Because some of you inquired, I also posted the verses I used below. I’ve also converted all of the verses into flash cards, so I can clear up some space on toddler’s playroom cork-board (where they are presently posted). Plus it will make it easier for me to review the scriptures with them now that they’re in a flashcard format.
If you’re interested in a FREE download of my ABC Bible Verses Flashcards contact me by filling out your information below. You can also pin them to your boards on Pinterest for other families to use.
Enjoy and God Bless!
ABC Bible Verses
A: Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Matt 7:7
B: …Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Eph 4:32 nlt
C: Casting all your care upon him; for he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
D: Do everything without complaining and arguing. Philippians 2:14 nlt
E: Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4 nlt
F: Fear not, for I am with thee… Isaiah 43:5
G: Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23 nlt
H: Honor thy father and thy mother then you will live a long full life in the land the Lord your God has given you. Exodus 20:12
I: Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Eph 5:1 nlt
J: Judge not, that ye be not judged. Matt 7:1
K: Then keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies! Psalm 34:13 nlt
L: Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud. 1 Corinthians 13:4
M: Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. Ps 98:4
N: Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. Romans 12:17 nlt
O: Children, Obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Eph 6:1
P: Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Q: Quench not the Spirit. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
R: Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Exodus 20:8
S: Seek ye first the kingdom of God. Matthew 6:33
T: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy path. Proverbs 3:5-6
U: Understanding is like a fountain which gives life to those who use it, but foolishness brings punishment to fools. Prov 16:22 ncv
V: Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord. Romans 12:19
W: Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble. Prov 13:20 nlt
X: Exceeding great and precious promises are given unto us. 2 Peter 1:4
Y: You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Matthew 5:14
Z: Zion heard and was glad. Psalm 97:8
Motherhood is filled with so many moments. Sometimes those moments are wonderful, sometimes you’re like “Oh-God-help-me.” I know all you mothers can relate. My brother (single, without kids) from time to time will get a sneak peek into my life. I think he often finds my life entertaining but once and awhile I’ll get a question like: “So, when are you going to hire some help?” Needless to say, I am looking forward to seeing him get married and having kids.
Since I enjoy hearing about other mommy stories, I’m going to share some of my own. It’s always nice knowing I’m not alone in the adventurous journey of motherhood. Plus, some of my non-parent readers will have something to look forward to. God bless their hearts!
Before you read the following, please be warned! The content will be graphic and very personal. Judgement ends here!
That moment when…
Continue reading “Mommy Life: Log Entry 1”
I occasionally post videos of my son quoting scriptures from the Bible on Facebook (Click the links to view the videos (July 27, 2016, June 8, 2016, Feb 18, 2016, July 17, 2015, July 17, 2015). Generally after a posting, my friends and family start asking me how do I get my toddler to memorize all these scriptures. In this blog I’ve included some of the simple tips and tools I use; however to start off, it really boils down to these three things:
My family and I recently returned from a 17-day vacation, where we spent a majority of our time oversees. We took a cruise touring the British Isles and spent some time in France.