Monday, October 31, 2016

Getting Personal - Fall is my Favorite !


     On a personal note - I have really been missing my blog MOMTOTHREEBABIES and missing writing daily about our adventures and my cute kids. I realized that I have this blog sitting right here that I have worked so hard on and that I can post personal posts too if I want to ! It's my blog!!! So there will be some personal posts in here along with my regular article type posts. :) I can't help it. I just love my kids !

     This past week has been full of Fall happiness !!! It started last weekend when the kids had their big halloween party at their grandma and grandpas ! Cousins to play with and cars to trunk or treat at and lots of food to eat !


                      My Marlee, Dylan, cousin A, Sydney, cousin B, cousin J, and Cousin M in the front!



             My Marlee, Sydney, cousin J, cousin B, cousin A, and Dylan in the back ! Family trunk or treat!


          My Sydney as Katniss from Hunger Games, cousin B, cousin A, and cousin J ! Halloween party at
          Grandma and Grandpas !


                                             Cousin J and my Dylan telling scary stories !!


   


My Sydney as Katniss, my Marlee as a crazy vampire and cousin A trying on cousin B's mask- scary lol ! 



     Then next up was the ward trunk or treat - and I somehow didn't get any pictures !!!!!! They had a blast eating a ton of chili and then going around with their friends and cousins that came with them. 


On thursday me and Sydney had a mommy/daughter date and went to Riverview Park and enjoyed playing in the leaves :) It was so gorgeous. That is what the top picture is from. Just a pretty tree :) 

  
                                 The gorgeous Mississippi River at the overlook in Riverview Park





Syd enjoyed playing on the trees :) 


Then to close things out on Saturday night we had a couple of fun things going on . Sydney is in the midst of rehearsals for the Bluff City Theater YETI Program . It's teenagers age 13-18 and sweet Syd has never even been in a kindergarten play and she is only 12 and she got special permission to try out. She walked in and got a lead part haha ! She is loving it so much and making new friends :) So she had her rehearsal and then me and Keith and Dylan and Marlee were headed out to Parkers Corn Maze  to help ! They were having a night maze which is so fun! Marlee went through with the Young Women from church and Dylan and Keith were 'corn cops' and they sat out in the maze to help people who got lost haha ! I got to sit at the entrance and help people get their glow stick necklaces and maps :) It was really fun ! 


                                     The entrance to the Night Maze at Parker's Corn Maze ! 

uh oh ! Marlee and Sydney got caught by the corn cops breaking the rules ! ;) 



Cute Marlee at the gift shop - and yes that is me taking the picture haha ! 


To round out our week Dylan and I spent some time at our sweet dog Ozzy's gravesite. It was a peaceful, calm time and I enjoyed being with Dylan. 


 Happy Parenting ! Love, JL~ 

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Mom Conference



     If you believe that motherhood is the toughest and most beautiful job in the world - we've got just the thing for you! 

     WHAT IS THE MOM CONFERENCE?
The Mom Conference is a totally FREE three-day online event featuring some truly amazing speakers and YOU are invited to attend!
Join over 100,000 moms around the world on October 11, 12, and 13th and come away armed with powerful new strategies for everything from sibling rivalry to healthy eating to finding more joy in motherhood.
Register for FREE now at the following link:

Being a mom can be overwhelming at times, right?! The Mom Conference involves 20 online classes by 20 rock star speakers (mostly moms) who will teach you how to:WHY ATTEND?
  • Understand and manage your children’s emotions (and your own!)
  • Teach your children about sex (yes, you really do need to do this…)
  • Help your children to embrace healthy foods while teaching them to cook
  • Raise grateful children and avoid the entitlement epidemic going on these days
  • Manage your children’s cell phone use and screen time (such a tricky and important subject!)
  • Take better care of your body, mind and soul (yes, YOU need to be cared for along with your children!)
  • Develop and stick to a budget that really works
  • Nurture your marriage
  • Teach your children – babies through teens – the values and character traits that will help them be successful and happy
  • Get that house clean and keep it that way (in a fun way!)
  • Find more joy in motherhood
  • Sounds amazing, right?
    Here is a list of some of the incredible presenters:
    • Dr Laura Markham, Clinical Psychologist, bestselling author and discipline expert at Aha Parenting (Helping Kids – and Yourself – Manage Emotions)
    • Katie Kimball, expert on healthy eating for families and founder of Kitchen Stewardship (Want Responsible and Healthy Kids? Teach Them to Cook and Eat Real Food)
    • Ruth Soukup, NYT Bestselling Author and Founder of Living Well, Spending Less (Decluttering your Home, Mind and Soul)
    • Ramona Zabriski, Founder of Wife for Life University (How to be a Wife for Life)
    • Amy McCready, parenting expert, TODAY Show Contributor, author and creator of Positive Parenting Solutions (Raising Motivated and Grateful Children During this Me, Me, Me Epidemic)
    • Jesse Mecham, Founder of You Need a Budget (Budgeting Made Simple)
    • Dina Alexander, Founder of Educate and Empower Kids (How to Talk to your Children about Sex)
    • Richard and Linda Eyre, NYT #1 Bestselling authors who run Valuesparenting (Simple and Powerful Ways to Teach Children Values)
    • Marla Cilley (a.k.a. the Fly Lady), author, home organization and cleaning mentor, founder of FlyLady.net (Cleaning in a Fun Way)
    • Shawni Pothier, founder of the popular mom-blog, 71 Toes (Managing Kids’ Cell Phone and Screen Time – Without Making Them Hate You)
    • April and Eric Perry, life architecture experts and founders of Learn-Do-Become (Building the Life and Future you Really Want)
    • Saren Eyre Loosli, family organization expert and co-founder of Power of Moms (The Three Basic Systems Every Family Needs)
  • And to help you avoid procrastination (we know how it goes!), if you register RIGHT NOW, you’ll have access to the following FREE GIFTS as soon as your registration has been completed!
    – FREE Audio Story and Family Discussion Guide: These materials will help you teach your children about honesty in a really fun way
    – FREE Guide: 7 Day Healthy Eating Meal Plan and Shopping List
    Come participate ONLINE and be inspired October 11, 12 and 13th!
    Register for FREE at the following link today:
    See you at The Mom Conference!
  • Love, JL and The Mom Conference Team :) 

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