I started reading through the book of Proverbs recently. Oh, I want to be wise. As I was sitting with my middle schooler the night before school started this week, I read to her from chapter one. This book was written for young people too. These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and… Read More The Night A Bible Story Freaked Out My Kid And Why I’m Okay With That
We actually pretended it wasn’t coming. The last month of summer vacation has been bit difficult for our family. I’ll share more on that sometime later. So – we pretended school wasn’t starting and we crammed in a much fun as we could. We swam so much the hair dresser wrinkled her nose in scorn.… Read More What I Want My Kids To Achieve This School Year
Hey all! We’re back to school this week! It’s time to toss the “fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants” attitude and get back into ROUTINE. It can be painful – and I’ll be honest. I’ve done nothing to prepare! I realized tonight, the night before school starts, at 8:30pm that I haven’t picked out clothes for my first grader one… Read More Back To School Menu 2017
I have two incredible children with very different personalities. I had to laugh when I gave birth to our second daughter 5 years after our first. I kind of thought we’d be using all the same strategies we had already been using – until that second child found her voice, that is. My parents would… Read More 8 Lessons I’ve Learned Parenting My Strong Willed Child (And My Favorite Book On The Subject!)
Ugh – okay, I get it. This is a touchy subject. Parents REALLY have varying views on cellphone usage from: waiting until high school to free-reign at 10 years old. However – someone recently asked me to share my views on cellphone usage in younger kids, so for her – I will. For those of you… Read More How Much Freedom Should Younger Kids Have With Cell Phones?
Over the past 4 years, I’ve become even more passionate about understanding the Bible. I’m a life-long student and I love learning, especially the Word of God. It is amazing to me, because it’s always new and you can never reach the bottom of what it has to offer. That said – I have a… Read More Communicating With God When You’re Distracted
Confession: I am a very messy neat freak. Does that comfort you and give me credibility as I write an organizational post? Well, if it doesn’t, it should. If I can find ways to stay (mostly) organized in my super small kitchen when I spend a ton of time in there making a mess, so… Read More Inexpensive Ways To Maximize Space In a Small Kitchen
My kids love these (so does my hubby). I always buy nitrate free hot dogs but I don’t buy them often. They’re still processed and not really healthy. That said – I’m including my favorite gluten free corn muffin recipe. Feel free to pick up a corn muffin box mix (gluten free or not) to… Read More Corndog Muffins – Quick Freezable School Lunch!
Here at our house we sometimes have bumpy skin, dry skin, irritated skin…it runs the gamut. I wanted a simple homemade sugar scrub that we could use in the shower to help heal our skin. This stuff smells so good, you’ll want to eat it….and you can if you really want to, but I don’t… Read More The Simplest Sugar Scrub & The Most AMAZING Anti-Itch Remedy EVER!
I found a deal on Purdue ground chicken the other day and picked up a package. I don’t usually buy ground chicken – because I think it tends to be bland, but I threw together some mini meatballs and they were SO good. The whole family gobbled them up! Ingredients: 1.3 lb ground chicken (standard… Read More Healthy & Delicious Ground Chicken Mini Meatballs