Epic Mommy Adventures

Dear New Single Mom…

Dear New Single Mom.... As I sit here cuddling my 4-year old son as he drifts off to sleep, I thought of you... I wondered how you must be feeling, what worries you may have, and just all-in-all how you are doing.  I wish that I knew you personally so I could embrace you and let you know that it will all be okay.  Even on your best day, you may still need that hug for reassurance that you're moving in the right direction.  Because let's be honest - sometimes we wonder that, right? Only … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Face Change Head On {Guest Post}

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is quoted with saying, “the only thing that is constant is change”. We see this to be true in our own lives as changes occur all around us. Children grow up, jobs change, people get married, some choose to go back to school to further their education and others move to new cities and opportunities. Not all changes are bad, but most are accompanied by stress and the need for coping. The term “coping” means the way in which we deal with a stressful … [Read more...]

Throwback Thursday Tell-All Linky Party #27

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by and linking up with us every other week. We appreciate your posts, shares, and comments.   In addition to enjoying the fun here, be sure to stop by my other link parties, Meandering Monday, Turn It Up Tuesday, Wake Up Wednesday! Turn It Up Tuesday is celebrating its 2nd anniversary, and we're having a $200 Paypal giveaway!  To celebrate Turn It Up Tuesday's 2nd anniversary, my Throwback Thursday picture will be to show you the evolution of the Turn It Up … [Read more...]

15 Amazing Apple Recipes to Bake With Your Kids

Last week, I shared some of our favorite pumpkin recipes. There were so many that we couldn't include in our condensed blog post, but this week, we're expanding a bit for the next ingredient...APPLES! Like pumpkins, it's hard to imagine the Fall without some apple fall-inspired dessert. Micah and I go apple picking every year with the single purpose of buying enough to try some apple recipe for the fall.  Usually, it's apple pie, but this year, I'm planning to mix it up a little bit.  As … [Read more...]

Wake Up Wednesday #88

Tweet #wakeupwednesdaylinkyparty   Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" Party @ Sew Crafty Angel ************************************************************   We are so excited to have so many amazing bloggers party with us. Check out this weeks Featured linkups. Thank you so much to all those who share your blog in our party. Last week we had  493 awesome linkups!     Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us!  We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good … [Read more...]

Celebrate Turn It Up Tuesday’s 2-Year Anniversary – Enter to Win $200 Paypal Cash!

It's time to start the party with us at Turn It Up Tuesday! We had a great week last week, but we have an even greater week planned this week!  We are celebrating Turn It Up Tuesday's 2-Year Anniversary Giveaway, where the prize is $200 Paypal cash! Enter to win below! Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link up all of your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy … [Read more...]

Meandering Mondays #118

We welcome you to meander in to the party and join us for This Momma's Meandering Mondays 118! Thank you in advance to all of you who link up with us! We are so thankful to have you joining the party! So pull up a chair and enjoy a cup of joe, and take part in the amazing fun, fabulous crafts, new recipes to tempt your tastebuds, and cool DIY how to's! There is no better way to start the busy week ahead than hanging out with great friends! Would you like to be a monthly co-host for This … [Read more...]

How to Teach your Kids about Emotions {Guest Post}

Image credit to Kamaljith K V on Flickr When your baby isn't happy, he or she will let you and probably the whole neighborhood know it. As your child grows, the range of emotions does too. As a parent, being able to help your kids identify, understand and express those feelings aids the communication process for the whole family. Knowing what to expect at each developmental stage and age of your child can help you understand how to respond to your child's feelings and foster their emotional … [Read more...]