When Charley was six months old, we grabbed a great deal on some airline tickets and jumped at the chance for an adventure in California. Much to our surprise, we were gifted tickets to Disneyland and thrilled at the idea that at only six months old, our daughter would already get to experience one of… Read More ‘It’s Not Like They’ll Remember:’ A Fresh Look at Engaging Our Children in Life Experiences
My Charley is hilarious. She is full of joy, she’s animated, and since the day she was born, she has been vocal. This all adds up to daily life moments that leave me tickled as I watch my little tot grow and explore the world. Recently that exploration included a few sips of her parents’ sweet tea. As… Read More Charley and the Sweet Tea
Peach-fuzz skin. Tiny wrinkled toes. Remnants of an umbilical cord. There’s nothing like a newborn baby. My husband and I are fortunate to have a large number of friends who are creatives (thanks, in part, to our ministry, which celebrates creative arts as forms of worship and has brought together a unique collective of talented… Read More Peach.
Words. We teach our babies how to say them, starting with simple sounds, like da-da-da and ma-ma-ma. Our babies watch us as we make silly faces and move our lips and tongues. They try to imitate us. We wait for our babies to say their first words. And when they do, it’s powerful. Words. We speak… Read More Powerful Words
As any expectant momma nearing her due date, I have been chipping away at the last-minute preparations before my little one arrives. First, it was the daunting task of preparing her nursery (in our 107 year old house currently undergoing renovations)! Thank goodness for a handy husband and the help of our parents, who transformed… Read More Diapers and Hanes