Teaching Young Children about God

I have been struggling with how I can teach my kids about God and how to introduce them to Him. I know that my toddler has a very short attention span, but when he started to sing the whole alphabet and count to 20, then started singing other songs that we sing, I realized that he can memorize just about ANYTHING. The Bible tells us to talk to our children about the Lord and for us to memorize His Word, to keep it close to our hearts.

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Make-It-Mine Dream Ice Cream Cake

26th Birthday Cake!

This birthday was a little hard for me. It wasn’t a “milestone birthday”, we didn’t do anything extra special for it, except for make this CAKE! Oh man, I really feel like I went overboard on this one. It was a lot of work, but worth it! The mixture of creamy vanilla ice cream, chocolate cake,         cinnamon-vanilla salted caramel, and marshmallow cream cheese frosting. Even listing all these ingredients out makes me it seem even more ridiculous.

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That Periodic Workout

 

We have all felt that awful rock bottom, too busy to find a consistent 20-25 minutes of peace where you actually want to use that time to exercise. I know that if I get BOTH kids asleep for anything more than 20 minutes I am going to take the “me” time. This has only happened, maybe 5 times since Colton has been born. Not too shabby, but I could totally use more time like that.

Black n White

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Moms Day In ( A “Typical” Day)

Everyone has their opinion about what a stay-at-home mom’s day looks like, but the only ones who know what it actually looks like, are the moms.

Kal and Colton

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Swimming, Treading, Floating, and Drowning Faith

When I think about how I have grown in my faith through the years, I have to think about all of it; not just the good times, but the bad times, and the times that I didn’t even know if I was going anywhere. I think of these times in terms of swimming towards God, treading water, floating, or what feels like drowning.

Jesus pic

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Maple Glazed Banana Bread Bundt Cake

Maple Glazed Banana Bread Bundt Cake
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This banana bread really takes it to the next level. You can taste the buttery richness in the maple glaze, while the banana bread has an amazingly moist, classic, banana flavor that you won't forget!
Servings Prep Time
12-14 1 Bundt Pan 80 Minutes
Cook Time
65-70 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
12-14 1 Bundt Pan 80 Minutes
Cook Time
65-70 Minutes
Maple Glazed Banana Bread Bundt Cake
Print Recipe
This banana bread really takes it to the next level. You can taste the buttery richness in the maple glaze, while the banana bread has an amazingly moist, classic, banana flavor that you won't forget!
Servings Prep Time
12-14 1 Bundt Pan 80 Minutes
Cook Time
65-70 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
12-14 1 Bundt Pan 80 Minutes
Cook Time
65-70 Minutes
Ingredients
Banana Bread:
Maple Glaze:
Servings: 1 Bundt Pan
Instructions
  1. Directions: 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bundt cake with cooking spray
  2. 2 Soften butter, cream together the sugars until smooth Maple Glaze: In a medium bowl add the melted butter, vanilla and maple syrup. Carefully mixing the powdered sugar.
  3. 3 Beat in eggs and smashed bananas
  4. 4 Add flour and baking soda
  5. 5 Mix in the salt, cinnamon and nutmeg last, until just combined
  6. 6 Pour into the prepared bundt pan, bake at 350 degrees for 65-75 minutes
  7. Maple Glaze: In a medium bowl add the melted butter, vanilla and maple syrup. Carefully mixing the powdered sugar
  8. Pour around the top of the bundt cake and let it drizzle down the sides and into the center
  9. Let set for at least 15 minutes before serving warm
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Valentine’s Day Project

Well Valentine’s Day came and left this year in a hurry. We finally got around to making Valentine’s Day cards for not only “Daddy”, but also Lala (grandma), Pop-pop (grandpa), two great grandparents, and one great uncle. Thanks to a hot glue gun, a napping baby and a squirrely toddler.

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Health Benefits of Exercise

(Besides Weight Loss)

Personally, I LOVE any type of exercise. It’s been a part of my life since I was little, but sometimes we need a little motivation to get moving.  Losing weight is one reason to exercise, or to simply not gain weight, it’s especially on people’s minds around the beginning of the year. Between New Year’s resolutions, and summer coming up, it’s easy to get caught up in the next best fad exercise to help lose those extra 5-10… or more pounds. You may be thinking “well those things don’t motivate me” well…

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Making The Most of Exercising at Home with Kids

(Slides and Dumbbells)

Anyone who works out at home, has small children, and is lacking a gym membership knows the struggles that come with finding time to workout. So I’ll share a few tips that I have found help me get 3-4 workouts in a week without having to wake up before my eyelids are peeled open by my 2 year old (90% of the time before 7am), or dip into the precious time with my husband at the end of the day. Some things are just worth working around.

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Introduction to Mommy Monday

Mommy Monday is all about how to survive being a stay at home mom with two boys. The challenges, laughs, and tears that it brings will never cease to amaze me. I am so blessed to be able to stay home with these little guys, but like life can be, there are ups and downs to every day. I hope to bring you just a bit of what my life is like, and I hope that it will connects with yours. You can laugh with me or at me, either way, enjoy!

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