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diaversary

The Cadet’s 1st Diabetes Anniversary

On the 11th of January, The Cadet celebrated his first Diaversary! (which is cheesy Type 1 Diabetes code for the anniversary of diagnosis) We’re not the type of people to make big brouhahas about most things in life, so where other T1D parents throw parties and celebrations, we spontaneouly went to have frozen yogurt. {seriously though, we don’t do birthday…

Raw Edge Circle Quilt

A Baby Quilt for the Third Kid

We have this pervasive saying in our household, “Third kid.” Always applied to The Peanut when we acknowledge that he is getting the shaft in ways his older siblings never experienced. Pretty sure I only spoon fed The Peanut for about a month. I gave up that pursuit the day he figured out how to suck baby food out of…

on raising army brats

I unashamedly call my 3 children the Army Brats. Largely because that is what they are. Army Brat (or Military Brat) is a term that most people are familiar with. Sadly, in American culture it can have a negative connotation because of it’s association with the the term ‘brat.’ But when I say ‘Army Brat’ it really should be ‘Army…

my favorite baby gear

Which ever company first capitalized on paranoid first time mothers has likely made billions. Seriously, there are entire stores filled with stuff you need for the 1st 2 years of life alone. {shaking my head} I am kind of thankful that we’ve been either too poor or too seasoned to fall victim to the madness. When we found out we…

on mothering my 3rd

The Peanut will be 2 months old tomorrow. I feel like I should get his newborn photos up here on the ol bligity blog before he’s headed to kindergarten. Everyone warned me of the chaos and work that is adding a 3rd child. They warned of multiple siblings lashing out and struggling to adjust. They warned me of how detrimental…

slow-paced life

I lead a really slow-paced life. Despite what the world tries to tell me a slower pace is the best thing for me and my family. I had no convictions about being a stay-at-home-mom or homemaker until college. It wasn’t how I was raised and honestly wasn’t appealing. I didn’t want kids until a summer missions trip to Uganda changed…

on the not blogging

I haven’t been blogging. When life gets chaotic it is the first thing that goes. Life has been chaotic. My darling boy, The Cadet, has been crazy disobedient and defiant this week. All. Week. Long. {it’s exhausting} I try very hard to be consistent in my parenting. God has set me the task to mother these wee babes {who are…