Valentines Day Heart Lacing Cards

Valentine’s Day Lacing Hearts* – From our favorite Craft Blogger, Jolene Timm Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday for little kids.  It teaches them about kindness, love, and affection for family and friends.  Not to mention the crafts for this holiday are so stinkin’ cute! Before we get to the craft though, let me share…

One Moment in Front of the Next

A new year. A new start. Resolutions to eat less, run more, work harder. This is a repeating cycle in my life, and this is the first year I did not make any list of Resolutions. I am also not setting any new intentions today or revisiting the inevitably failed list of 2014’s Resolutions.  Not…

Glittery Snowflake Craft

New Rocky Parenting writer, Jolene Timm shares a simple idea for a holiday craft with kids today!   I love the holiday season for so many reasons.  But one of my favorite parts about this time of the year is making fun crafts to fill our house with holiday cheer.  Now that I have a…

It’s Real Life, and It’s Rocky

I’m a fantastic mom on Facebook. I repost articles with parenting tips I’m trying, share hilarious quotes from my kids, and post pictures of the hands-on projects we complete. I’m always smiling, patient, energetic, and very Martha Stewart. Then, after reading this Scary Mommy post that went viral last month, I realized that I’m not…

Blessing

Originally posted on Rocky Parenting:
All growing up, my family said a blessing at the dinner table each night.  “God is great, God is good, and we thank him for our food…” it began.  I can recite it in my sleep, and have memories of thousands of dinners holding hands with my parents and sister,…

Blending a Family

November is National Adoption Month, a topic I’ve definitely been pretty aware of for 12 years now.  Blended families are becoming a new kind of norm, with grandparents taking on guardianship or adopting their grandchildren, families living together and changing dynamics of communities.  With so many kinds of blended and extended families today, it is…

Guest Blog: Being Shaun and Daya’s Mom

I wish I had a nickel for every time someone has said to me, “You look familiar, but I can’t quite place you.” I always answer this with, “I’m Shaun and Daya’s mom,” and that usually clears it right up. Yes, my kids are noticeable, they stand out in a crowd, and many more people…