Category: Parenting

This past week I spent the whole week with my extended family.  Every year we get together for a week.  This is a huge gathering of people coming and going all week.  I have sixteen siblings, so you can imagine when we all get together with our children, and their children it is a large

  Can I spoil my baby?  If I feed my baby on demand am I telling her she is the boss?  If I hold my baby to put him down for a nap, am I spoiling him? I have had people ask me these questions a lot.  I am sure it is because I come

When I was a child my parents were very organized and routine.  I thought all families were until I got old enough to go to my friends’ houses.  I think some people just naturally prefer routine and order.  I think some of us run to order and routine because the chaos of life is too

When I first became pregnant with my first child, I was super excited.  I knew I wanted to parent a lot like my own parents, but I also wanted to be the very best mom ever.  I got books, and went to classes at church, and listened to everyone’s advice.  When my daughter was born,

I was so blessed with a very organized and efficient mom.  She is the true master delegator.  She knows what tasks can only be done by dad, herself, a hired worker, and/or an older child.  As a parent, we have to not only care for our children, but also for a home, possessions, bills, and