It is amazing how under-prepared you are when you become a parent. No matter what your background or your experience prior to having your own kids you have no idea what you are really in store for. I grew up with 9 siblings and I […]
Kids see things with new eyes everyday They will be the first ones to see balloons in unusual places and think that shoes on telephone wires are funny. They love looking at airplanes and make quirky observations like that huge 777 in the sky is […]
So here is one of those odd, slightly awkward, situations that you suddenly decided to make the most of. I was 17 but I was an older looking 17, and I guess I looked pretty confident so as my sister and I traveled throughout Bavaria […]
Four kids, by today’s standards this is double the average family size and therefore an exceptionally large family, it is not. You can visually identify 5 objects without counting and the average van has seats for at least 7 so we are still a small […]
There are two types of people in the world, those who take pictures and those who don’t. I fall into the second category. Taking time out from an experience to pull out a camera or a phone to snap a photo always seem to […]
Can you raise stress free kids or raise kids without stress? Well probably not, but you can sure raise them without all the current drama and angst. We have hit that stage where all our friends, family members and acquaintances are putting their […]
I am a bit of an old soul and tend to rail against modernity, all while surfing the web, drinking coffee (sourced thousands of miles away) in my air conditioned office. Yes, I am spoiled. I complain about the ills of society, yet I […]
Master and Commander A Russell Crowe and Paul Betany must see! A story of two friends in the English Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. There is something very compelling about the sacrifice, the discomfort, and the sheer difficulty about naval life during this time frame. […]
A Sibling’s Perspective There are dozens of articles about what it’s like raising a child with special needs from the Parent’s viewpoint, but not too many about what it’s like growing up with a sibling with Special Needs. My husband and I have the […]
Character has many definitions There are two definitions that I would like to talk about that I think gets confused today… at least one definition seems to dominate over the other. When we talk about building Character, what I believe we are referring […]
Hi! We are so glad you’re here! My husband and I started this site to share the little adventures of our growing family!
I’m just a mom of three adorable little Critters. I have a charming husband who inspired me to go way out of my comfort zone to meet new people and challenge myself to try something new and adventurous every week. What better way than to make a website and share it with everyone, yikes! Yes, my husband is the adventurous one….and I am not. BUT! Stick around, cuz I’m really trying to explore new ways of staying healthy, being frugal and finding clothes that perfectly fit a 6’2″ Texas mama. All that and simultaneously trying to raise 3 kidlets under the age of 3... More coffee, anyone?
Anyway, we live in the suburbs of the beautiful Lone Star State! We are always trying to find better ways to live a little healthier and become a better people every day. Our ultimate goal is to get a small farm, with a chicken or two and maybe a small goat, because, you know, we’ve never had animals before and that would be cool and exciting.
So, please join us and learn together as we travel outside our comfort zone to make our families a little healthier and a little happier!