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11 WAYS TO PAMPER YOURSELF ON A DIME

Having been a yoga teacher for almost seven years now, I’m a huge proponent of learning yourself. Listening to your body. Breathing deeply. Drinking life in. Nurturing the one body and mind and soul you’ve been given. But I’ll be the first to admit that all too often I get sucked into the vortex of a busy […]

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FAMILY NIGHT ON THE FARM | FAQs

Only a few days until our Family Night on the Farm with the Henry County Farm Bureau! This event is SOLD OUT and we are excited for a memorable summer evening. Just in case you have a few questions, here are more details! Can I buy a ticket that night? You can not buy a ticket to the […]

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DEFINING MOMENTS

Defining moment: a moment in time that defines something, such as a person’s success or failure, achievement, demise, or talent; a point at which the essential nature or character of a person or group is revealed or identified. I am sure we all can identify our defining moments; HS or college graduation, landing that dream […]

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SUMMER OF ICE CREAM

  Our family has one primary summer tradition. Ice cream. Any and every occasion is a reason to celebrate or mourn with ice cream. Won a baseball game? Ice cream! Lost the game on a dropped pop fly? Ice cream. Braces put on? Ice cream. Braces off? How about we celebrate with ice cream? On vacation? Ice […]

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PRINTABLE BACK TO SCHOOL INTERVIEWS

This post was republished with permission from Becca at Who Arted. Back to School Interviews are a fun way to document your child’s changing preferences and personality throughout their school years! The concept is easy: have your little one fill out the below interview at the beginning of each school year. By the time he or […]

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FAMILY PLANNING WITH GENETIC DIFFERENCES

FAMILY PLANNING WITH GENETIC DIFFERENCES

It was almost a year ago when I first shared my unexpected journey into motherhood. As was true of those first few months, my life as a special needs parent continues to be full of surprises. My future plan always included multiple children, all of which would be two years apart. Naturally, after celebrating our […]

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The gifts of having a child with sensory processing issues

THE GIFTS OF HAVING A CHILD WITH SENSORY PROCESSING ISSUES

Dealing with my son’s sensory processing disorder has not been easy. I could have done without the years of putting him through occupational therapy appointments, while making time at home to convince him to do the the strangest / most exhausting activities as part of his sensory diet, just to help him stay regulated. I never particularly enjoyed […]

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8 REASONS KIDS LOVE HY-VEE

We love sharing relevant and local information with our readers! We’ve partnered with Hy-Vee to share some of the amazing services they provide at their stores to make kids happy and a parent’s life easier! Take advantage of these services- that’s what they’re there for! Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon Kids can swim, bike and run in support […]

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