24 November 2013

Mommy Moments Blog Hop!

Hey mamas!
Welcome back for another great week of Mommy Moments Link Ups! Thank you for linking up and for spreading the word last week! We love all of the great posts!

 This week's most viewed link belongs to our very own Alli from Beautiful Family Affairs and her well written post Raising a Princess in a Twerking World! As a mom of a daughter, this post definitely caught my eye too. Protecting our daughters is a team effort mamas!



Now it's time to link up your posts! All you have to do is...

1. Follow Host: The Life Of Faith 
2. Link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

3. Add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up!

4. Explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 

5. Tweet or Share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends!

The Life Of Faith
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P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!

17 November 2013

Mommy Moments Blog Hop!

Hey mamas!
Welcome back for another great week of Mommy Moments Link Ups! Thank you for linking up and for spreading the word last week! We love all of the great posts!

 This week's most viewed link belongs to Becky from My Sweet Moose. Her post titled A Scream in the Night must have caught everyone's attention last week! Check out her post to find out what the scream was all about!



Now it's time to link up your posts! All you have to do is...

1. Follow Host: The Life Of Faith 
2. Link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

3. Add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up!

4. Explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 

5. Tweet or Share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends!


The Life Of Faith
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P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!

11 November 2013

Raising a Princess in a Twerking World

I saw this picture and quote on Erin from Sweetness Itself's blog and it really struck a chord.


We live in a day and age wherever you look, you see girls wearing less and less. I recently read an article where people were encouraging parents to let their little girls dress "sexy." Claiming that most of the time sexy is equivalent to beautiful.

In a way, I can see where they are coming from. I remember one day, back in high school, I went to school dressed in a short skirt, heels, and low(ish) cut shirt. Now, I'm not proud of what I wore. But this day stands out in my mind like no other. I remember walking to a class, and a boy - a popular, good-looking boy - gave me the once over. It was like he was seeing me for the first time. And he liked what he saw. A smile broke out on his face and he said, "Wow...you look good." He was stunned. And I was beaming. The next day I went back to wearing my typical uniform: jeans and a t-shirt. He barely glanced my way. What did this tell me? I needed to be sexy in order to get a guy's attention.

Another thought crossed my mind though that day. I didn't want any guy looking at me or wanting to be with me based on the way my body looked or how sexy I dressed. I wanted them liking me for me. I loved Jesus too much to dress inappropriately. I wanted Him to be proud of me.

Now that I have a daughter of my own, I am terrified for her high school years. For her middle school years. For her elementary school years. I worry about how she'll feel the need to dress "like everyone else" in order to get the attention. 

I know God tells us not to worry about tomorrow, but I do. I have to remember every day to put my worries into His hands.

I want my daughter and every little girl out there to know that she doesn't have to take off her clothes or wear less clothing in order to get her prince. Most importantly though, I want her to know that her worth doesn't come from how others view her. But how God sees her. And in His eyes, she is His little princess. We all are. And we will always be His little princesses. 

This sounds like an impossible feat in today's world, where there is so much around that determines worth. But our worth does not come from the people around us on this earth, but rather our worth comes from Heaven. 

I want my daughter to know that she is a princess. The daughter of the King. She does not need to dress like Miley Cyrus or Paris Hilton or anybody like that to get the guy or be "beautiful". She is beautiful and she is loved. Just the way she is.

10 November 2013

Mommy Moments Blog Hop!

Hey mamas!
Welcome back for another great week of Mommy Moments Link Ups! Thank you for linking up and for spreading the word last week! We love all of the great posts!

 This week's most viewed link belongs to Anne from All In a Day's Work. Her post Reality Check as a Mommy was my favorite this week too! Anne get's real in this post and writes about how it's equally as important to share our struggles and realities as it is to share our cute crafts and accomplishments. Let's stay real with each other mamas! None of this perfect stuff.



A big welcome to our guest host Adele from The House Wife.
She has a stinkin' adorable baby girl and her blog is lots of fun!

Make sure you stop by and follow along with Adele as well as our other great hosts!


Now it's time to link up your posts! All you have to do is...

1. Follow Host: The Life Of Faith 
2. Link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

3. Add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up!

4. Explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 

5. Tweet or Share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends!


The Life Of Faith
<div align="center"><a href="http://the-life-of-faith.blogspot.com//search/label/baby" title="The Life Of Faith"><img src="http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k537/faithkonrath/mommymomentsbutton.jpg" alt="The Life Of Faith" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!

07 November 2013

About Me: Q&A

I've been going through a weird writing funk lately. I think it has to do with this funk that Bug is going through with this whole time change. We've had quite a few rough nights where she won't go to sleep unless she's laying on my chest. It's been horrible. And rough. But I have enjoyed the cuddles. I absolutely love the cuddles!

Anyway, Callie over at Through Clouded Glass tagged me for a Sunshine Award! She's pretty awesome. I love following her story, and it's just a bonus that her daughter is just about a month older than Bug. I wish she was a "real life" friend and not just a blog friend, because I think she'd be a pretty cool person to hang out with!

The Sunshine Award comes along with a few questions...so this should help out with this writing funk of mine.

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1. When were your "awkward" years (come on, we all had them).  What made you feel awkward?


Elementary school, middle school, high school...they were all awkward. I was a clueless and a nerd and my world was wrapped around my books. 

2. Favorite memory?

Oh gosh...this is a hard one...I have so many wonderful memories. I think my favorite one though might be a tie between my wedding day and the birth of my daughter. 


3. If you had an hour, all to yourself, what would you do, where would you go, who would you see, what would you eat?  (An hour may not seem like a long time to some of you, but when you have preschoolers, it is!)

This is an easy one! If I had an hour I would go to Barnes and Noble, sip on a drink from Starbucks, and read to my hearts content. Or maybe I would just spend it in the bathroom...let's get real here. 

4. Favorite book/magazine?

Remember those awkward years and my world being wrapped in my books? Yeah, Harry Potter is my go to book for all seasons of life. I think I've read the books in that series ten times each. There is just something about them, that no matter how many times I read them, I can't get enough. JK Rowling, you are a genius! 

5. What has been the defining moment of your life so far?

I'd have to say becoming a mother. I don't think I could have ever fully grasped God's love for me if I didn't have Bug. It's amazing. It really is.



Now I get to tag some of my friends! So I tag Sarah from The Not Quite Military Wife, Faith from The Life Of Faith, Hannah from My Delicious Adventure, and Heather Leigh from A Different Kind of Woman.

Here are your questions ladies:

1. What is your favorite feature and why?

2. If you could name a nail polish, what would it be?

3. Favorite Dr. Seuss book?

4. Most embarrassing moment?

5. What made you who you are today?



Okay...now I'm going to sleep. 



04 November 2013

Life Hack #2: Potty Breaks


Let's face it, going to the bathroom alone is a luxury. Once Bug started crawling, she was following me everywhere. Yes, that includes the bathroom. Actually, her favorite place to follow me into is the bathroom. She loves going in there. It's the funniest thing. I don't know why she loves going into the bathroom, but she rushes to follow me in there. Of course you can always stick baby in their crib or pack n play, but Bug isn't a fan of being stuck places.

So what do I do if I'm using the bathroom (for doing my makeup of course) and I don't want her getting into everything?

Here's my little secret:

I keep a special few toys in there just for her. Toys that she doesn't get to see very often. 

She loves it! And this mama loves it too. It keeps her out of the trash can, from climbing into the tub, and playing in the cabinet under the sink. It makes going to the bathroom so much easier! 

Do y'all have any tips 

03 November 2013

Mommy Moments Blog Hop!

Hey mamas!
Welcome back for another great week of Mommy Moments Link Ups! Thank you for linking up and for spreading the word last week! We love all of the great posts!

 This week's most viewed link belongs to Sarah from My Joy Filled Life. Sarah is one of my personal favorite bloggers. She is mama to 8 and homeschooling them to boot! Her post 7 Things I Wish My Parents Taught Me is a definite must read. I hope I do a good job teaching those things to my kids. 

7 Things I Wish My Parents Had Taught Me

A big welcome to our guest host Terri Grothe from Rambling Mama! Make sure you stop by and follow along with her as well as the other co-hosts!
Rambling Momma
Now it's time to link up your posts! All you have to do is...

1. Follow Host: The Life Of Faith 
2. Link up your post!
Post can include anything related to mommy-hood, children, homemaking, pregnancy etc. If you aren't a mom yet, feel free to link up your preparation for motherhood, your journey as you try to conceive, or even a post that would be encouraging to the other moms in the party!

3. Add the Mommy Moments button to your post or blog so everyone knows where you are linking up!

4. Explore some of the other posts in the link-up and say hello to some new blog friends! 

5. Tweet or Share the link up on Facebook so we can all make even more friends!


The Life Of Faith
<div align="center"><a href="http://the-life-of-faith.blogspot.com//search/label/baby" title="The Life Of Faith"><img src="http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k537/faithkonrath/mommymomentsbutton.jpg" alt="The Life Of Faith" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

P.S. We will be having a new guest host every week! Want to be a guest host of the Mommy Moments Blog Hop? Send Faith a message at farmprincess14{at}gmail{dot}com. We would love to have you!