Being Still

Good afternoon everybody!  I’ve been wanting to share this with all of you for a while, because it’s been such a blessing to our whole family. A couple months ago my wonderful mother gave these CDs to us.  Usually any kind of kid’s music hits my ears like nails on a chalkboard, but this was…

Working on My Fitness

Staying Fit Today I’m going to share my fitness routine.  As a mom of two active toddlers, I don’t have a lot of time to just pop over to the gym whenever I want.  So, I have to get creative.  Typically I am able to go to the gym twice a week.  Because our gym doesn’t offer…

Rise and Shine, Monday

OUR FAVORITE BREAKAST I know, I know, Fall is no longer upon us…so what’s with the pumpkin? Well, we loved pumpkin pancakes before they were cool.  True story. I’ve tried making them from scratch before, and never could seem to get the recipe right.  Plus, I don’t know if anyone ever told you, but making…

The Season of Mess

Tea For Two We decided to do a little tea party yesterday. And by we, I mean Ella.  She’s been begging me for weeks and I just kept saying no.  So it went on the agenda and we did it! Usually our tea parties are very exclusive, but this time we included the crazy two-year-old who spent…

Goodbye Fear

{1 Year} Has it really been a year? As many of you know, I struggled with severe anxiety after the birth of my second child in 2015. This last month I completely stopped taking my medication (after reducing it over the last few months via recommendation from my psychiatrist).  And it left me with some mixed feelings. …

First Fruit

Hello!  Long time, no see. It’s been awhile since I blogged, because you know, life happens. With Christmas fast approaching, I wanted to share a great way to find a gift and give to those in need at the same time! What is First Fruit? First Fruit is a sweet little shop on Instagram that…

Spring At The Zoo

Today is the last day of our Spring Theme here on Mustard Seed Family.  If you missed it, go check out the previous Spring Posts by clicking the links below: Rainbow Felt Stained Glass Flower Art Spring Play-Dough Kits: Part 1 Spring Play-Dough Kits: Part 2 Outside Explorations in the Spring Today I will be…

Calvin’s 1st Birthday

[One] He came ready to rock and roll!  Calvin was so excited to see everyone, and surprised/elated by the attention. This party’s theme was dinosaurs.  And since desserts are my favorite, I decided to decorate them for the celebration.  The smash cake was a volcano, which was created by mistake.  Then there were the dinosaur/bones…

Daily Devotional Time for Families – Guest Post

Meet Mary Mary blogs at Nature + Nurture when she’s not chasing her 2 active boys.  Nature + Nurture  is a faith and natural living blog passionate about nourishing the whole person – body, mind, + spirit. Connect with her on Facebook & Pinterest. Putting kids to bed is a difficult feat, but also an…

Winnie The Pooh Birthday Party

Miss Ella turned three last week!  I can’t even believe that she’s this little human instead of the baby I picture her as in my head.  It was hard for us to pin down a theme for this year, but I felt like Winnie the Pooh was a great classic theme that she would absolutely…

Ella Encounters: Medical Training 101

  This little girl kills me. Ella has been to the doctor a few times this year, and has been practicing those experiences on her baby dolls.  Apparently a doctor must wear those red glasses to practice medicine. Her baby doll put up a little fight, but Ella told her that it was going to be…

Calvin’s Corner: Naptime with Hobbes

Naptime around here is a joke. Cal has been a horrendous napper from the very start.  But in all honesty I can’t be too upset because he generally sleeps ten to twelve hours a night.  He will humor me at times by take a morning nap, but with the intention of not taking his afternoon…