30 Days of Thankfulness Day 5

Posted by Hallee on Nov 5, 2013 in Christian Faith, Family, inspiration, Parenting, Raising boys

At 5, Jeb is our absolute joy. I don’t say that to take anything away from our other children, but Jeb is just…joy. He is highly emotional and has a happy nature, which means he is almost always just bubbling over with happiness. A friend at church says often that she wishes she could capture his laugh and just have it throughout her day.


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Call the Midwife

Posted by Hallee on Oct 8, 2013 in Life

I love the simplicity of natural home births and the lack of medical intervention on labor. Despite my high risk pregnancies that resulted in emergency c-sections and long NICU stays, I wish that was our societal norm now. I’m not a fan of epidurals or the clinical-ness of giving birth in a hospital.

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This Summer’s Viewing Schedule

Posted by Hallee on May 30, 2013 in Parenting, Raising boys, Raising girls

I’m not strict about turning things off on Saturdays. They don’t have time to do a lot during the school week, and on Sundays we only watch shows that are about God or The Bible. So, I tend to give them free reign on Saturdays. As summer approached, it became clear to me that the boys were anticipating every day during summer being like Saturdays. I realized I had to quell those thoughts.


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Homemade Pasta – So Easy a Four-Year-Old Can Do It

Posted by Hallee on Mar 1, 2013 in Breads, entrees, Hallee's Galley, Italian, kitchen & cooking tips, Recipes

When I fired up my stand mixer to make this dough into fettuccine noodles to go with the Turkey Sausage Spaghetti Sauce I’d made, my 4-year-old, Jeb, came running into the room. He wanted to help. He’s a pro at the pasta machine (as all my kids are), so I just let him go at it and filmed it. This is unscripted, and impromptu, so I apologize for the unsteady camera and the lighting.

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About Me

Posted by Hallee on Jan 5, 2012 in Life

I’m the girl you want around you in a crisis. I become very methodical, very level-headed. I have no emotional response to what’s happening and function very efficiently.


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Why, Yes

Posted by Hallee on Sep 29, 2011 in Parenting, Raising boys

Why, yes, there are boys who live here.


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Wordless Wednesday: Happy 3rd Birthday Johnathan!

Posted by Hallee on May 25, 2011 in Life, Parenting

Happy Birthday Johnathan!


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You Just Can’t Plan Some Things

Posted by Hallee on Apr 14, 2011 in Family, Life, Parenting

I used cloth diapers, but training pants and vinyl covers didn’t work well. They always leaked, especially if Jeb was in his car seat or seated in a stroller. So, I went from cloth diapers to disposable pull ups. I only used them when we went out and at night. Most of the rest of the time, I just let him be at home naked.


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Wordless Wednesday: Every Dog Needs a Boy

Posted by Hallee on Mar 30, 2011 in Parenting, Raising boys

Wordless Wednesday


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Big Boy Beds

Posted by Hallee on Mar 1, 2011 in Housekeeping, Life

The list is as long as my arm, but on the top was putting beds together. I wanted to get Kaylee into a full bed (her feet have started hanging over the end of her twin bed), and move the boys from toddler beds into twin beds. My dad spent Saturday morning putting beds together, then we spent Saturday afternoon trying desperately to figure out how to get them to fit in the bedroom.

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