Sibling Love

Is there anything more sweet and heartwarming than a child choosing to show how much they love and care about someone? Isn’t it even more beautiful when the person their showing love to is their sibling? One of the things I enjoy most about my kids is how much they love each other and the compassion they show for one another. Continue reading

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Not A Baby Anymore

(Note: I originally wrote this as one of my posts for the Early Learning Hub.  I changed and went a different direction, which you can see here, but wanted to keep this version to post on my own blog later.  I hope you enjoy!)

“I’m not a toddler I’m a baby” said my nearly two-year-old daughter not that long ago.  I often call her “baby girl” or “little one” but day by day she is continuing to grow and not look as much like the tiny little baby I could almost hold in one hand.  I recently wrote about my oldest going off to preschool for the first time…a big transition no doubt…but another big transition is seeing your youngest grow up and leave the baby phase behind.  There are a few things that I’ve really noticed as this change has taken place. Continue reading

Second Child

I’ve been meaning to write this post for quite a while.  It’s been on my mind, but I just never quite found the inspiration or time to sit down and write it.  It has also been a very difficult time in my life internally lately.  My brain has also been in an awful place, which at some point I plan to share and hope that my story can be a comfort to others.  But for today, I really wanted to focus on this thought that has been with me for a quite a while.  I wanted to share with you my thoughts on how life has changed since the arrival of child #2. Continue reading

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Step by Step

Dad, it’s not about you. You can’t give your kids everything they need anyway. It’s about being there, doing the best you can, loving them with all your heart, and then surrendering their lives back to the Creator. –Jay Payleitner: 52 Things Kids Need From A Dad Continue reading