Do you feel ever empty by the time dinner time comes? No energy, no motivation? Earlier in the day do you, like me, have a million goals for the evening that inevitably get pushed to the next day after the sun begins to set? I mentioned in this post that I have been struggling in… Read More Mom Unplugged: Here’s what happened.
I am Type A. The success of a day can often depend on how many items I check off my to-do list. As a family we are still clawing our way back to normalcy – a different normalcy – but our normal nonetheless. If you haven’t caught up on our recent life events, you can… Read More Stop Checking Boxes & Posts – Start Checking On Your People
Okay, how cute is this little guy? I have to be honest with you. While I really love that my kids get to dress up and Trick or Treat each year, I am not at all a fan of the scary, evil, ghost and demon side of Halloween. Maybe I’m just a big baby, and… Read More Candy Corn Man Craft
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.