My Biggest Competition Yet

Hi, my name is Deena and I am competitive. It’s just a little problem. Not to the point of obnoxious screaming matches or fist fights over a bad call type competitive. But the type of competitive that losing a family cornhole tournament makes me want to keep playing and playing and playing until I win. Or simply not playing a game anymore because I am not good at it. Why play if I don’t have a chance to win? Just for the fun of it? HA, that’s lame! I am pretty good at covering it up with a silly joke […]

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Living in my Best Life

“Mom, Lincoln said he wants to go on a date with you!” I turned and looked at my 5 (almost 6) year old son and a bashful little smile spread across his face. “You want to go on a date with mom huh? Let’s do it buddy!” He then ran up and gave me a huge hug. (Okay pause here for just one second. How stinkin’ cute is it that my two boys were having a giddy little conversation about taking their mom on a date? Oh my mama heart just about burst! Sorry I had to brag for just […]

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Pep Talk

Pep talks are usually my husband’s thing. He is great at encouraging and building up our boys before and during games. I am usually more concerned that they have the right socks and if they remembered their belt, oh and did someone grab that helmet? But right now I am talking about a different type of pep talk, and it is directed at myself. Last week a friend of mine sent me a message saying she had quit her job and was officially starting her journey as a stay at home mom. She knew I was a stay at home […]

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I was the Best Parent Ever!… Before I had Kids.

Before I had any children I thought I knew pretty much everything about having kids. I would look at other people raising children and mentally judge them all the time. I would think things like: “How many times are they going to give in to that whining kid?” “Wow, that parent has no control.” “Seriously, my kid will never act like that!” I was sure I was so good at parenting. So much better than these parents I would see “giving in” to their children. I mean what did they know that I didn’t? It really couldn’t be that difficult? […]

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A Reason To Conquer My Fears

For me, October always brings with it the reminder of loss. 22 years ago on October 1, I lost my Dad. I was only 10. For reasons I may never understand and questions that will never get answered, I am forced to settle… Suicide. Suicide is what took my Dad. It was a choice he made for himself, but one I wish he knew was going to affect way more than just himself. I don’t like to talk about it, but who does? Death and loss are painful no matter how many years keep passing by. And the fact of […]

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Pumpkin Patch Perfection

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. But just to be clear, I am NOT all about the pumpkin spice, sorry, I just can’t do it. I am however, all about the colors, the sweaters, the smells, and the pumpkin patches! Every year I have this idea that we are going to go to the pumpkin patch and it’s going to be magical. It’s the kickoff to the holiday season and the boys get so excited for it. And every year I think this is the perfect opportunity for some good photos. Take the boys out, let […]

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3 Reasons you should NOT blog while the kids are home!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I am still pretty new to this whole blogging thing but there is one thing I have learned pretty quick, and that is to NOT blog while the kids are home! I am a stay at home mom of three boys, ages 3, 5 and 7. Right now two of the three go to school full time and that is usually when I try to get most of my blogging done. But that doesn’t always happen plus I still have one at home so I have to be strategic. But occasionally I have had to […]

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Mommy vs. “Lovie”: The Battle Continues

” I AM SO FRUSTRATED RIGHT NOW I SERIOUSLY WANT TO SCREAM!” I said to my three boys, in a screaming-type voice. Definitely NOT my mom of the year moment. What did they do you might be wondering. Break a window, break a T.V., break a bone, break into a house? Worse. One of them lost Georgie, AGAIN. No no don’t worry, it’s not a live pet. It’s just a lovie. A silly little blanket with a monkey head attached that goes by the name of Georgie. Let me explain. When I was pregnant with my first son, I had received […]

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Half Birthday Dates with Dad

  Half birthday? What’s a half birthday and who celebrates those? Well, we do! And actually this week is Lincoln’s half birthday so I thought I would share what we do on half birthdays here in the Welch house. This is a new tradition that my husband and I started for our own family a few years ago. From the time we had our first son we knew we wanted to be intentional about spending one-on-one time with him. This became more important after sons number two and three arrived. When you have multiple kids it is easy to forget […]

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