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Check out Amazon Best-Selling author Leah’s short blogs on parenting young children written for busy moms. Some are humorous, some are inspirational, and they will all inspire you to slow down and enjoy your young children!

5 Newborn Parenting Perspective Tips

Keep the big picture in mind when your new baby arrives. *As published for Southlake Style magazine here: Sarah was ecstatic when her new baby girl arrived. The smell of the tiny newborn head. The pea-sized toes. A live doll baby to dress each day. But she also felt her life crashed. All she […]

The Labor and Delivery Ward of the Hospital

The happiest place on earth The labor and delivery ward of a hospital has to be one of the happiest places on earth. Most of the rest of the hospital is rife with sickness, tragedy, emergency, life-threatening surgeries and even death – few people want to be there. But there sits the smiling labor and […]

Wanting a Boy or a Girl Baby

CHOOSING THE GENDER OF YOUR BABY AND CHILDREN When Samson and Esther met baby Hannah in the hospital, I was unprepared for Samson’s response when he learned it was a girl, not a boy. Dave and I had been talking with the kids for months how the baby could be a boy or a girl, […]

The Funny Side of Maternity and Newborn Photography Photo Shoots

Maternity photo shoots and Newborn photo shoots are so funny to me. 1. Maternity photos – that time you try and take romantic, beautiful photos when you are your fattest, largest self. (I literally start laughing out loud when the photographer asks me to do a dramatic, no-smile pose, “I’m so sorry, it just feels […]

Back-to-school Parenting Perspective

Remember the future so you can appreciate today Yesterday I ran into Target and passed the chaos of parents and students buying school supplies. I felt so happy that Samson was NOT starting kindergarten this year – a whole, delicious year ahead of being at home with my three little ones. Time stand still! Then […]

Newborn Baby Perspective

When a new baby arrives, let go of productivity to enjoy your little one! The last few days of motherhood have been a bit rough for me. I’m up all night with my darling two-week old baby, exhausted during the day and then my computer crashed right when I was so behind on emails, speaking […]

The Funny Side of Newborn Parenting

Caffeinated motherhood and minivans This may or may not have been the sole reason for my trip to Target this morning. (Side note: I couldn’t help staring at all the chirpy female shoppers post early Saturday morning workout…WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?!?? It’s SAT-UR-DAY. They are all bouncing around in hot pink tennis shoes and bold […]

Pregnant past your due date

  What is it like to be pregnant in Texas in August, three days past your due date? I will tell you. – I feel like a bloated 200-pound beached whale stranded in the middle of the Sahara desert. – I am always hot. Even in the air-conditioning. Even under a fan. – My fingers […]

Don’t forget your oldest child

Remember your oldest still needs attention, too! In the mornings, when we are all getting ready for the day, I often lay out five-year-old Samson’s clothes and tell him to get dressed and brush his teeth by himself. Then I whisk two-year-old Esther away to help her get ready for the day. She cannot do […]

Minnie Mouse and the Green Lizard – Enjoy your small children!

Stop to enjoy the season of little ones Yesterday, I corralled both Samson and Esther out the door for my prenatal chiropractic appointment. (Do any other parents of multiple young children ever feel like you are a modern mom cowgirl when getting those little ones all out the door – “YAH! YAH!” behind them on […]

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Stop and Smell Your Children – ENJOY parenting!

One thing I realized, when I was overwhelmed with a baby and a toddler, is that I couldn’t change my circumstances. Every day was chaos. Every day was full of nonstop work. And often working in the night, too! Whew! I felt like a rat on a spinning wheel that couldn’t jump off. I knew […]

5 Short Parenting Stories

5 Short Parenting Stories 1. GAIN PERSPECTIVE Every afternoon I read out loud to Samson, while his two younger sisters are napping. Normally Samson is bouncing off the walls with energy. But when I read, he is still as a stone. Right now we are devouring C.S. Lewis’ classic book The Lion, The Witch, and […]

5 Ways to Show Physical Affection to Your Oldest Child

Learn to be proactive once your child outgrows physical caretaking   A few months ago, my five-year-old Samson was taking a shower. He is tall and big for his age. He has white hair, blue eyes, and a ready smile with two rows of gleaming white toddler teeth. He likes monster trucks, Batman and Transformers. […]

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