My mom diary When I’m tired of being a SAHMI’m sharing the tired struggles of being a stay at home mom, 15 specific ways ...25 effective toddler discipline strategieshttps://www.housemixblog.com/2017/06/06/25-effective-toddler-discipline-strategies/Fostering kids short-termLet’s be doers of the Word, not just hearers.11 things to do when Mom can’t take any moreMy third child is two and a half. She’s killing me today.How I organize my day with kids and workThe days that I commit to projects and writing, I feel the tug of quality ...When Mama is TIREDThis is a tricky post to write. But if I don’t write it, I ...The week I changed the way I parentI have shown them love with my whole heart during their short time on this ...VIDEO: A day in the life of a stay-at-home momHere’s a video glimpse inside our daily life — complete with a 4 a.m. wakeup ...Clara’s birth storyLike everything in life, God had a plan, and this time I was able to ...Have your kids changed your character?These are the ways the kids have enriched my life and character. On going from 2 to 3 kidsAdjusting to the third child has crept up on me, but adding a second munchkin ...What not to say to a pregnant womanIn fact, most people only offer a nice smile, but it seems there are a ...Oh, morning sicknessAnd then the morning sickness sets in and changes the mood a little. Or in ...Things have spiraledWhen I stop feeling sorry for myself and slow down to listen and be grateful, ...Having kids close togetherMy boys, 2 and 3, are both acting completely out of sorts in public. Work/little kid scheduleMy part-time graphic design work and my kids’ endless needs and requests blur together, leaving ...Is parenting supposed to be this hard? “God, I need you to help me. Please, please, please. Help them to sleep. Did ...Mommy Style AmnesiaNow how did this happen? And when did I get into beige? I appear to ...The big stuff I didn’t know about becoming a parentThe first couple years do not go fast.The small stuff I didn’t know about becoming a parentSpoiler alert: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and ABCs have the same tune.How moms are like secret agentsAs moms, we acquire some super human skills that go widely unacknowledged.Capt. Mom retires from Sleep PoliceAdriano would wake up from his morning nap the exact minute that Luca went down ...Don’t romanticize child-rearing daysDear future me: I am tiredExtreme babyproofingYes, all one year olds get into things, but it seems Luca was a special ...Baby and toddler room sharingWe have a small house with two bedrooms and two boys who need to successfully ...Parenthood is painful. Literally.Nothing brings out the best of my motherly love than getting smacked in nose by ...Dialog between the world and a momItem #217 I didn’t know before I had kids: The world is a highly judgmental ...A goodbye to breastfeedingMy almost 10-month-old baby boy has decided to wean himself from breastfeeding.