Our gracious and talented speakers, Diana Osipsov and Chelsea Wiersema, sent us their slideshow—check it out! We also took a few extra notes, so we wanted to share those with you. If you're looking for parenting resources suggested by Diana and Chelsea as well as our fellow moms, head to the bottom of the post. Developmental … Continue reading Taming Tantrums
We moved to Grand Rapids in 2014, so the fall of 2013 was the last time that I made this dip and boy, oh boy, did we forget how good and easy it actually is. And sometimes, when it comes to cute gifts or enjoyable treats - easy is this way this mama has to go. … Continue reading Easy Caramel Apple Dip
This recipe is borrowed from the Clarks Condensed website, which features tons of recipes and other tidbits for family life. Check it out! Link is at the bottom of the recipe. Prep time: 25 mins; Cook time: 45 mins; Total time: 1 hour 10 mins Author: Katie Clark Ingredients 2 medium sweet potatoes 1 pound Italian … Continue reading Paleo Breakfast Casserole
This time of year makes me think of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cozy blankets. In the spirit of the season before hibernation, I tested out a granola recipe that has all the best of fall—without the rain and gray skies. Fair warning: most measurements are approximate because I am one of those cooks who eyeballs everything. … Continue reading Fall Granola Recipe
Free to be the Mom You were Created to be. It's no fun being someone else. Free to be the mom you are today Be consistent Stop comparing ourselves to other moms (social media, reality TV, etc) Your kids thinks you're a "10" Free to put your technology down Put down your phone or check … Continue reading Notes from Rachel Howell – 10/5/15
Your brain may be affecting your kids in ways you didn't think of. There's a growing realization in parenting and teaching that centers on a person's mindset. Most people's thinking and actions fall into one of two categories: fixed mindset or growth mindset. A fixed mindset is characterized by inflexibility and starts with the idea … Continue reading What’s in Your Mind?
Welcome to Calvary Church MOPS—a gathering place for all women who are pregnant or have young children (birth through Kindergarten) that offers connections, community, resources and support. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) exists to meet the needs of every mom—urban, suburban and rural moms, stay-at-home and working moms, teen, single and married moms—moms with different lifestyles … Continue reading Greetings!