Pipe Cleaner Fun

I’m always on the lookout for any little thing that might entertain or interest Little Man. This simple activity was a surprising hit (even the Big Guy thought it was really cool!). You just need a plastic bottle, pipe cleaners, and a strong magnet. Cut up the pipe cleaners and put them in the bottle. […]

Faith Personal

God Is Merciful | #SheSharesTruth | Jonah 3 & 4

{Read more about #SheSharesTruth and what other ladies have written about Jonah here and here} “God Is Merciful” {Jonah 3 & 4} How many times do we fail? In a month, a week or even just a day? I know my failures and shortcomings seem never ending sometimes. When will I get it right? Will […]

Raising Boys

Magnetic Chore Chart

Here’s something fun we’ve been trying lately: a chore chart for Little Man. It gets him excited about helping out or even just brushing his teeth, and THAT, my friends, is quite an achievement. Little Man earns a sticker for each chore completed and then gets tickets for the stickers. The tickets can then be […]

Faith Personal

#SheSharesTruth | Psalm 38 | He WILL Come!

{Read more about #SheSharesTruth and Psalm 38 here} “He WILL Come” {Psalm 38} How many times do we find ourselves in a place of despair? Sickness, financial difficulties, relationships with others, attacks from the enemy, and situations created by our own sin can lead us to a place that makes us feel that all is lost, that […]

Activities Kid Crafts

Toilet Paper Roll Cars

I love a good project using items from around the house! These cars are fun to play with but were even more fun to make. We painted them, punched out circles to attach as wheels with little brads, and added number stickers and a steering wheel to each. So much fun! Little Man liked them […]

Personal Raising Boys

The Secret Is Out!

Well, we’re not so great a keeping a secret, I guess. Even though we planned to wait, we went ahead and shared the news an hour or two after we opened the envelope with the baby’s gender. The Big Guy just couldn’t wait. It looks like I’m going to be very outnumbered with another Little […]


Baby Is A…

Today we get to find out if the baby is a girl or a boy! I’m excited, because this means I can really start planning and getting things ready. The Big Guy can’t make it to the ultrasound though, so I threw together the card above. I’m going to ask the ultrasound tech to circle […]


It’s Been Forever!

So it’s been forever! I seriously had to sit and think for a second about how to get to the blogger dashboard. Sad. I know. Well, where have we been??? What’s been going on here in “The City”??? I’ve posted on Instagram (@takingtimeinthecity) here and there, but I haven’t even been super active on that […]

Home Projects

Magnetic Chalkboard Calendar

It’s just what it sounds like: a calendar that is also a chalkboard. I’ve seen fun calendars painted on walls and have always thought they were awesome, but since we’re in an apartment now I didn’t want to do that to the walls. Then I had an idea! Why not paint a piece of metal […]


{Recycled} Baby Blanket Quilt

So your baby is growing and growing and can no longer fit in his or her baby blankets. What do you do with them? You could donate them or sell them, but I think there’s something a little sentimental about a baby blanket. PLUS my Little Man still loves how they feel (so soft!), so […]