I go through spurts when lunch packing is a dreaded task. This usually happens when I haven’t prepped at the beginning of the week, or at the end of the school year when I’m just over it! Today I want to share with you my favorite lunch packing supplies and some basic tips to… Read More Get out of the lunch packing rut!
Yes, that is my foyer in the photo above – with shoes everywhere. The couch pillows are all over the floor too. Certainly not Pinterest worthy. Social Media is a funny thing, isn’t it? We all hope we can actually become that perfectly posed family in our avatar, no? If we put it out there… Read More The Social Media Battle for the Perfect Life
This cookie dough is SO GOOD! My oldest told me she was in the mood for it – so I messed with my regular cookie recipe until it was good for raw consumption…and it was hard not to eat the entire batch myself. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup softened butter (I use 1/4 cup soy free… Read More Melissa’s Eat Your Feelings Edible Cookie Dough (Gluten Free or Not)
I’m sitting here on our couch with all three of my loves. It’s relatively quiet, our bellies are full of the dinner we ate around the table together, and everyone is feeling okay. Today I found joy in folding the laundry. I found joy in making the bed. I found joy in cooking. I found… Read More Couches, Comfy Pants, and Cookie Dough & A Special Note From Hannah
You might ask me how I can be praising God so intensely when He is the one who allowed us to go through this trial in the first place. To you I say, it’s very easy. Life is hard. I don’t believe that this is the world God originally created. It… Read More Trials That Strengthen Our Hearts: An Update
I started writing this post 3 weeks ago and just worked up the courage to share it today. Please keep my sweet firstborn in prayer when you think of her. How do you handle it when you’re going through a rough time? Do you share with everyone, rallying the troops behind you for support? Do… Read More Having Faith In The Storm: An Update On Us
I remember a developmental age when both of my kids started testing boundaries with telling lies. I’ll be honest (since this IS a post about telling the truth), I just can’t stand lying. When I caught one of my kids in a continuing bout of deception some time ago, my heart was broken. The situation… Read More One Thing You MUST Do If You Want To Raise Honest Kids
Our children are in two different schools this year and neither one of them have a bus to ride. This means that I’m doing a lot of running around in the mornings and there’s not a lot of time to waste. Over the years, we’ve had our fair share of difficult mornings, and even on… Read More 11 Simple Ways To Stay Sane On School Mornings
Bravery. Who comes to mind? Soldiers? Rescuers? Missionaries? Sky divers? Tight rope walkers? Race car drivers? ***** I remember the day my grandfather passed away years ago. I had never actually been present when someone passed into eternity and I was terrified – but I wanted to be with him. I have a clear memory of… Read More Becoming Brave – Showing your kids the true meaning of courage.
What’s cooking in my kitchen this week? These Macarons. I had a request to make these – and I’m hoping I have time to do it! Oatmeal packets Almond Flour Bread – I made this last week – and it’s a really good low-carb bread. Once it cools I cut it into slices and freeze on… Read More What’s cooking in my kitchen this week!