8 Amazing DIY Halloween Costumes

I have always loved to sew and create things. Since becoming a mother this love has translated to wanting to make my children’s Halloween costumes for as long as they’ll let me. So every year, end of August beginning of September, it means looking, researching, finding all kinds of ideas on Pinterest and from other …

Gender Discrimination in Religion: Why I Want to Teach My Kids Differently

I am Christian and honestly, I should not feel a need to preface posts about religion with that. Why do I? Because no matter what I say, if it seems threatening to the religion many can doubt my faith. It is unbelievable to me that faith is taken to be unwavering. That should not be …

26 St Patrick’s Day Activities, Crafts, and More

St Patrick’s Day is a great, fun holiday, to share with the kids. Here are  St Patrick’s Day activities to brighten your holiday. Crafts Kid Craft: St. Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Stamps This is a great craft for kids of all ages. Even little ones can do it. Marshmallow stamps to make little clovers. What a …

4 Amazing Gender Neutral Toys

 I’ve always been pretty adamant that I try to keep items for my kids as gender neutral as possible. I will buy my daughter dress with flowers on them and I will by my son onesies with Dinosaurs on them because there’s just some things with society that has gender roles so engrained you cannot avoid them. But when at all possible I try to do what I can to teach my children that “boy” toys and “girl” toys are nonsense. So here are some toys that I find are great for gender neutrality.

Am I Done Having Kids?

This is a question that’s been on my mind ever since my second child, my son Jacob, was born six months ago. I grew up in a large family, I have five siblings, my mother has five siblings. I have cousins and more cousins, busting from the seams. I loved it, most of the time. I always thought I wanted four kids of my own. Not as big as my parents had but not too small either. I thought it would be perfect.