Category: All Things Mom

There is humor in the every day insane chaos of mom life. Let’s focus on that so we don’t lose our minds.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Try capturing a photo of this busy fellow. He’s far from mellow, this fine little fellow.  Say hello, say hey, lay on this pillow, but no bow will you sow captured by photo.

I’m no Dr. Seuss but this little Cat in the Hat I chased around after dark is sure a cute one. Dress up your wee one with this free crochet pattern.

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: yarn needle, scissors

Yarn: I Love This Yarn Worsted Solid in White, Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Cherry Red

Substitutions: any worsted weight yarn

Gauge: 4″ = rows 1-5

Hook Size: I

Abbreviations Used:
MR: magic ring
st or sts: stitch or stitches
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
slst: slip stitch

Dr. Seuss Inspired Hat & Bow Patterns

1) MR, hdc 8, join (8)

2-3) ch 1, inc ea st around, join (16/32)

4) ch 1, (hdc, inc) 15x, join (47)

5) ch 1, (hdc 4, inc) 9x, join (63)

6) ch 1, (hdc 5, inc) 9x, join (72)

7) ch 1, hdc around in both back and 3rd loops (instead of front and back loops), join (72)

8) ch 1, hdc around, join (72)

9) ch 1, (hdc 7, dec) 8x, join (64)

10) ch 1, hdc around, pull up white into join (64)

11-14) ch 1, hdc around, join (pulling up red at the end of row 14) (64)

15-18) ch 1, repeat 11-14 in red, join (pulling up white at the end of row 18) (64)

19-26) repeat 11-18 (64)

27) in white, hdc flo around, join (64)

28) ch 1, (hdc 7, inc) 3rd loop 7x, join (71)

29) hdc 11, inc, (hdc 15, inc) 3x, hdc 3, join (75)

30) (hdc 24, inc) 3x, join (78)

Cat Bow

1) ch 21, sc 2nd ch from hook and across, turn (20)

2) ch 3, tc 2, dc 2, hdc 2, sc 2, slst 4, sc 2, hdc 2, dc 2, tc 2, turn (20)

3) dc, tc, dc, hdc, sc, slst 10, sc, hdc, dc, tc, dc, sc in ch (21)

Continue around bow. Slst 2down side of tc, continue down side and sc, 3 sc at corner, slst 4, slst inserting hook down a row (like surface st) 10, slst 4, 3 sc in corner, sc, slst 2, sc, dc-tc-dc, sc, slst 19, sc, dc-tc-dc, sc, slst, fasten off

Middle of bow

1) ch 1, sc 2nd from hook, sc 2, turn (3)

2-9) ch 1, sc 3, turn (3)

10) Set bow middle behind first bow piece and wrap working end forward with beginning row at back. Ch 1 and work this row into row 9 and row 1 at the same time: sc4tog (last part of dec with ch 1 from previous row), turn

11) ch 1, sc into space created between sc4tog and ch 1, sc, turn (2)

12-13) ch 1, sc 2, turn (2)

14) ch 1, 2 sc, sc, turn (3)

15) ch 1, 2 sc, sc 2, turn (4)

Copyright Notice:

You are welcome to sell your finished items from this pattern. However, please do not copy, share, or redistribute the pattern itself in any manner. Please provide a link to my website if you choose to sell your finished items online, even if adjustments or embellishments have been made to my pattern. If you change the name to the item when you sell, mention the pattern name and link so that other people can find it).

You may link in this way: Dr Seuss Inspired Hat & Bow Crochet Pattern by Hannah at

If you have any questions or need help with this pattern, please contact me at as I am happy to help you. – Hannah

Printable Bible Verses for a Brokenhearted Child

Encouraging Bible Verses Printable

We recently learned that someone close to us has chosen to go through with divorce. As we all know, this is a really tough experience for their child. We decided to put together a photo album with notes and bible verses to encourage him.


Bible Verse Photo Album Memory Flashcards

I’m making the verses I created available to anyone who would like to do the same. They print out the same size as 3×5 index cards and fit in almost any album. They would work out nicely as memory cards too!

Thank you for supporting our family! – Hannah

8 Things you never say to a pregnant woman

8 Things You NEVER Say to a Pregnant Woman

In my third trimester of my 4th pregnancy, I’ve endured an unreal amount of torture from flippant comments. I can’t even believe some of these myself considering I’ve remained outside of prison thus far. Here’s a list of actual comments I’ve received. Please pass them on to your friends who lack common sense.

  1. You’re pregnant?!? Why are you exclaiming this with such incredulity? Thanks for pointing out any number of things like I’m just fat enough to be riddled with this question or shouldn’t be pregnant for some reason. What would I do without you to remind me? For some, it may be due to the fact that I’m baking my 4th child, but that is not your business. Just say congratulations with a smile.
  2. You only have one in there? Yes JUST ONE. Once again, thanks for reminding me that I don’t just look pregnant, but fat. The hormones aren’t enough to depress me – I needed your help. Just say congratulations with a smile.
  3. Are you having twins? Review the last comment. And really?
  4. You’re doing this AGAIN?!? Once again, your incredulity is making me want to punch you in the face. Why is it your business how many times I am willing to go through incredible torture for the gift of an amazing & beautiful human being? I’m not going to list all the assumptions I think you are making right now (like how you think I can’t afford another child) so just say congratulations with a smile.
  5. Did you plan this?!? Why don’t you plan to keep your trap shut when you hear news that you aren’t exactly on board for? I’m all for transparency when it’s for a reason. This isn’t one of those reasons. Ask yourself, “Is it my business?”. Then just say congratulations and smile.
  6. Wow, you have a long way to go. Though I am intimately acquainted with my due date, somehow you thought it appropriate to remind me of the remaining months I’ll have to enjoy the rigors of pregnancy. Please, go offer your assistance to someone else or just say congratulations and smile.
  7. You must really love kids. I just can’t. Just say congratulations, smile, and don’t talk to me again.
  8. Good for you because I could never do it. Do I really need to translate how this comes across? Why don’t I start throwing out that comment for everything you have going on, like “wow, good for you marrying him because I could never do it”! Now how does it sound? Just say congratulations and smile.