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Mom, is this YOU Today?

Mom, is this YOU Today?

Pandemic life. It’s been interesting and although not very socially active, things have been plenty active at home for us moms! Some days may be all sunshine and relaxation—picnics outside, sleeping in late with no carpool lines to make, cuddling on the couch in PJs...
CREATEing an Environment of Discipline & Love

CREATEing an Environment of Discipline & Love

Basketball. Captain America. Apple juice.  These three things are in high demand at the Allen house.  Jake is 5 now going on 15.  His maturity, memory and vocabulary shock me some days…how can he be so small but retain and remember so much? He is teaching me...
Turning Off the Noise to Listen

Turning Off the Noise to Listen

Sometimes when it’s been one of those days–you know the kind I’m talking about–it’s just easier (and definitely more peaceful) to have technology babysit my kids. Cell phones, tablets, internet TV and gaming systems are available all over our homes and on...
When You’re Up Late…

When You’re Up Late…

It’s late. Or some might say early.  About 2 o’clock in the morning. My 4 year old is up calling for me. He has gone “tee tee” in the bed. I get up (not super willingly) to go change sheets and calm one very upset little boy down and tell...
Little Specs of Glass

Little Specs of Glass

This story begins with a shatter…literally! That’s just life with boys I guess, anything nice or breakable within reach seems to find its way to broken. Oh well…I’m not bitter, so moving on. 😊 As of late, my 19 month old, James, has decided the...