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Maintaining the Peace in Your Home Life by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Guest post written by Evan Smith.   For more information on this kind of post, please read my  disclosure statement . Maintaining the peace in your home life is undou ... Read on »
Supermom Fell in the Toilet by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This guest post comes to you courtesy of Courtenay from Soup: Midwestern Mama Cooking Up Life in the Heartland.   You might recall I did a guest post a couple weeks ago for ... Read on »
Tooth Fairy Fail by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Landon lost his very first tooth a few days ago. He was super excited about his impending visit from the Tooth Fairy. "When will she come get my tooth?" he ask ... Read on »
The Moment a Mother is Born by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting If someone were to ask you to describe that exact moment when motherhood felt real for you, would you be able to recall it vividly? Maybe it was the minute y ... Read on »
Pouring My Heart Out...What I Hope My Kids Remember by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting As I sit on the couch in the family room watching my children engage in a fun game of hide and seek, I'm reeling from the fact that another school year has come and gone ... Read on »
I got a visit from the Fairy Hobmother...and you could too! by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Image Source Just a couple days ago, I was having a particularly rough day with the kids. Oh hell, who am I kidding? Every day is a part ... Read on »
Getting to the Core of Your Child's Education by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Guest post written by Jenna Smith.   For more information on this kind of post, please read my  disclosure statement . Recently, the majority of states adopted a new ... Read on »
My sincere, heartfelt thanks.... by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I'm never one to ignore the blessings I have in my life.  And I believe it's important to give thanks for those blessings as often as I can. First, I'd like to thank my ... Read on »
How to survive Spring Break with your kids.... by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting An oldie, but goodie....from last year's spring break. Spring break has officially begun in our neck of the woods, people. This is what I call a serious "fight or ... Read on »
Guess it's time to come clean...I let myself down by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting You might have noticed I haven't been around much.  Not here, not on Facebook, not on Twitter. Or maybe you haven't noticed and you're just now thinking, "Oh yeah, I g ... Read on »
Well, it does make sense...kind of, sort of...if you're 5 years old by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting This is a conversation I overheard between the little twins yesterday.... Garrett: Hey Landon, did you know that killer whales can kill people? Landon:  They do ... Read on »
Pouring My Heart Out...The Haunting Inner Dialogue of Every Parent by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Most parents, especially mothers, are guilty of this. The haunting inner dialogue we have with ourselves about our children, that is. Should I have put him on a ... Read on »
Ugliest. Cake. Ever. by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I really thought I could do this.  I mean, how hard could a Bakugan cake be to make, right? Apparently, more difficult than I had imagined. As I mentioned in my m ... Read on »
Well, this is definitely one advantage of having two sets of twins.... by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Four kids.  Two birthdays.  Need I say more? I mean, really.  Is that not a major advantage of having two sets of twins or what?! And as if that's not awesome enou ... Read on »
Let's talk books, shall we? by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Since writing this post about grieving over a fictional character and seeing how many of you share my passion for books, I thought I'd give you the low down on some of my fa ... Read on »
When it rains, it pours....right into our family room by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting We're in the process of remodeling (and adding on to) our home. Essentially, adding a playroom, another master suite, closing up our upstairs loft to make that into a ... Read on »
Is your willy bigger than mine? by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I was in the kitchen getting the little twins some juice while they were on the stairs yesterday, when I overheard the following conversation Garrett:  I have a willy, to ... Read on »
What You're Really Worth by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I've said it before, and I will say it again – us stay-at-home moms are highly undervalued. Once we tie the knot, put on wedding bands , and have kids, our value is often gr ... Read on »
Pouring My Heart Out...It Only Hurts for a Little While by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting "You should pull your sleeves down.  Your arm looks weird," I overheard the little girl say to my daughter, as the two of them sat on top of the monkey bars at the park ... Read on »
Bread machine fail #6 by Helene Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A good friend of mine loaned me her bread machine....quite awhile ago.  So long ago, in fact, that I honestly think she's forgotten about it. Although I did try to giv ... Read on »