30 Things I’m Thankful For…

1.  A husband that will do whatever it takes to let me stay home and be just “Mommy”. 2.  This little boy…even on days filled with tantrums, I love him more than life itself. 3.  Cold Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream…for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving. (I can’t wait!) 4.  Our “Happy Brown House” in all […]


You know you’re in for a long day when you wake up to find Jonah in the kitchen throwing a tantrum over a broken banana. Not only did the day continue with repeated tantrums…ALL DAY LONG over EVERY SINGLE THING, but they lasted for a very long time in length. My pediatrician suggested ignoring the […]

Kissing a boo-boo can get you in trouble….

Well, I’ve debated on sharing this story for fear the the people at the Department of Children’s Services might catch wind of it and track me down for questioning. But it is just SO FUNNY! Kids say the funniest things. The beauty of being a parent is being able to tell the funny stories to the kids they date as teenagers […]

Crysmi…come on down!!

And the winner of the giveaway is Crysmi! I’ll get your book in the mail today! Congratulations! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

MamaBuzz Review: Finger Puppet Set from Five Star Publications

I love puppets. When I was teaching kindergarten, I used puppets all the time in my classroom to encourage language skills, story structure, sequencing, characters, and songs/fingerplays. Puppets go well with books, giving children an added layer of connection to the story, especially if they can manipulate the puppet…not to mention fostering creativity! Parents and […]

Ribbon Onesies for Twins

Look at the adorable onesies a friend ordered for her twin nieces… Double the Fun!

Upcycled Pencil Roll

I had an order for a pencil roll from my shop. The customer requested denim fabric. I had been saving some jeans that were too small or had torn in unflattering places (back pocket area) for another project, so I cut a section from the pant leg and the button and made this….I love the way it turned out! It just […]

Halloween Pictures…very late post

I was unloading the camera this morning and realized that I never posted our Halloween pictures because they were still in the camera…and since it’s almost Thanksgiving, I guess I should show you our Halloween pictures. (So sorry to the grandparents and family members who have anxiously been waiting for these–this mama has been BUSY!) […]

MamaBuzz Review & Giveaway: Jantsen’s Gift

How do you move on from devastating tragedy like the loss of a child? It’s a scary thing to think about, but I’ve had to ask myself that question while I read my latest book for MamaBuzz. I was recently sent two copies of Jantsen’s Gift: A True Story of Grief, Rescue, and Grace. (One […]

Teaching Jonah to Pray, Part 2

I’ve already talked about how we’ve been teaching Jonah to pray and some of the sweet moments I’ve witnessed between Jonah and the Father. Today I witnessed another sweet moment, and realized that he really is soaking it all in…. As I was preparing Jonah’s plate for lunch, Jonah climbed into a chair at the […]