If you regularly follow Joyful Family Life, you would have noticed I’ve been a bit absent. Two reasons explain my blogging break and scarce posts over the past few months. First, life just got really busy, and when a blogger gets busy, the time to type gets pushed aside. Secondly, I realized the impact that […]
Last night I had an epiphany as I tried to lay the baby down for bed. Whereas she normally falls asleep within a couple minutes, last night Mary was mad. Super mad. She was hollering and unhappy with me. While she cried, I hurried and tucked the big kids in bed, and then I […]
Every parent has those moments when the urge to yell pulses within us. We think, “Why can’t my kids just listen to me?” and it seems that our attempts to be calm and kind are useless. But if the kids won’t listen, how we can teach them, direct them, or help them? Isn’t it our […]
These quotes describe my life over the last couple weeks. Between floor demolition and remodeling, school programs, birthday celebrations, and deadlines, I have felt the stretch! Good thing my mommy brain can still multi-task. I hope you get a chuckle out of these quotes too! Feel free to share. Most days Hulu and Amazon shows […]
I really wanted a “white Christmas” this year. I grew up with snow, and somehow Christmas just isn’t the same without the peaceful, glistening innocence of snow. Simon also really wanted to see snow this year. He wanted to build a snowman shaped like Lighting McQueen! So we decided we would journey to see our […]
Hello! I'm Nicci
I'm a counselor, a wife, and a mom. I hope to inspire others to live a joyful life by embracing the chaos, fun, and beauty in life. Follow along for tips on joyful living, mingled with counseling advice and happy tidbits.
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