Carey Bailey

Motherhood/Parenting

Battling “The Whine”

“Turn off THE whine.” I feel like a broken record!!! I say it all day long. Why, why can’t my three year old figure out that if he would simply start his sentences with “Please mommy may I ___________?” we would have THE most pleasant day EVER? But alas no matter how much we practice, how many times I say “You are missing a word” or “I can’t hear you” we run into the art of whining at some point in the day. It is ridiculously annoying!!! When is he going to grow out of it? Can I get an  ...

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Devotionals

Holding Up Your Big Girl Pants!

2011.  The Real World.  Ice cream trucks, sidewalk chalk, and sprinklers.  Ahhhh…the classic summer memory makers.  The world can be a wonderful, amusing, and innocent place full of precious Kodak moments. 2011.  The Real World.  Illness, death, cheaters, and bullies, oh my!  Our same world can also be a scary, maleficent place full of cruelty.   As mothers, how can we best prepare our dear, innocent babies to go out and face the cold, hard world, especially when it can be hard to face it  ...

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Devotionals

All Dressed Up – or Running Around Naked?

I would never leave my house without first putting on a bra. Or pants. Or even shoes. (You just never know when you’re going to run into one of those “No Shoes, No Service” signs!) And let’s be real honest here . . . I don’t even feel comfortable going out without lipstick. Yet not a week goes by when I don’t get out of bed, leave my house, venture into the world without putting on the armor of God. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil  ...

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Devotionals

Dear Daddy,

* My Daddy doesn’t make much of an appearance on the Cravings blog. It is a site for moms so I guess I shouldn’t feel guilty about that. But he is very important to me and there is incredible value in the role of a father. In honor of Father’s Day approaching I wanted to share about him. I tried to write this post several ways but in the end it came out best in letter form. Dear Daddy, True we talk sports, weather, grandkids, and work. But we don’t talk enough about the more valuable  ...

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