Family Life, Holidays

Activities To Make This The Best 4th Of July Ever!

The Struggle Is Real I'm sure I'm not alone in this. Who else is trying to become a spin doctor for the sake of your children? Though they weren't too upset at the cancellation of our homeschool co-op, there were some other pretty big blows. One of them being a long awaited and much anticipated… Continue reading Activities To Make This The Best 4th Of July Ever!

Holidays, Uncategorized

Outdo One Another With Love: A Lesson For Valentine’s Day

I’m pretty excited about my plans for Valentines Day this year. Why? Because I have an idea that will make it last for three weeks! If you know me, you know that I love plans and systems. I also love weaving lessons into our everyday life. I have counted back three weeks prior to Valentine’s… Continue reading Outdo One Another With Love: A Lesson For Valentine’s Day

Holidays

Christmas: You Just Can’t Do It All!

It’s nearly half way through December. I’ve made my list and I have gone over it at least 36 times. My lists have sub-lists. After planning things out and scheduling enough down time to enjoy the holiday, I hear about some great new holiday tradition I want to add. Enough! If I am not careful… Continue reading Christmas: You Just Can’t Do It All!

Holidays

St.Nicholas: A Man To Be Remembered

As we establish our homes, we have the opportunity to keep, throw out or amend the traditions we were raised with. We also have the freedom to come up with new traditions! I’m so glad a friend gave me the book by Martha Zimmerman titled, “Celebrating the Christian Year”! Though the book is out of… Continue reading St.Nicholas: A Man To Be Remembered

Encouragement, Holidays

Saying Thank You To Our Veterans: When The Words Won’t Come

I didn’t realize that an army birthday party would one day turn out to be an army career. When our children were young, we wanted to instill in them a respect for everyday heroes. We practiced speaking well of those in authority and those who serve our country. Though we didn’t know anyone currently enlisted,… Continue reading Saying Thank You To Our Veterans: When The Words Won’t Come

Holidays

The Waiting Tree: Our December Tradition

I know this may seem like a premature holiday post, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. Believe me, you will be thankful for a little lead time on this one! I want to share with you a family tradition in our home that has become a treasure. We have crafted well over a hundred of these… Continue reading The Waiting Tree: Our December Tradition

Family Life, Holidays

A Busy Mom’s Guide To Christmas Shopping

I know there is some belief or stereotype that women love shopping. I’m not in that camp. Of course, when I was younger it was fun. When I had lots of time it was fun. When I could mindlessly wander through the aisles without considering what I was making for dinner, what items took priority… Continue reading A Busy Mom’s Guide To Christmas Shopping