Activities, Family Life

Keeping It Together When The Family Goes Out

Family outings. “Do things together”, ”The family that plays together, stays together”. Whoever made these sayings up doesn’t realize how much work it is to go out with a family. Keeping track of people and their things is an absolute chore. But, don’t let that truth make outings obsolete. With some planning you can lessen… Continue reading Keeping It Together When The Family Goes Out

Encouragement

A Life Disrupted: Our Response

Learning New Things? Raise your hand if you have been learning a lot of new stuff lately. Yeah? Me too! Our lives have changed so much in the past few months it’s a bit mind boggling. No matter what you personally feel about the circumstances around the world during this pandemic, I  think we can… Continue reading A Life Disrupted: Our Response

Encouragement, Family Life

When You Aren’t All Home Together

The visuals are compelling. Heart warming photos and videos of families together in isolation making memories are all over the internet. (A place we have been spending a lot of time lately.) They are sweet. This gift of time is strengthening families in the midst of a very stressful situation. The images representing unity and… Continue reading When You Aren’t All Home Together

Family Life, Homeschool, Uncategorized

Got Great Ideas? 5 Tips To Put Them Into Practice

Who else starts their day with high hopes and then is dashed when life takes over? I know I could be so much more productive if I could just remember to use the resources that I have in my home. If all those genius life hacks made it off my Pinterest wall and into my… Continue reading Got Great Ideas? 5 Tips To Put Them Into Practice

Character Building, Encouragement, Family Life

Has Your Attitude Gone Viral? Little Eyes Are Watching

We are all shocked by the news The news that we keep hearing changes by the day and sometimes, by the hour. We don’t know what reports to follow or who to believe. This current situation appears to be rapidly changing the world we live in. Our own emotions and thought patterns are being tossed… Continue reading Has Your Attitude Gone Viral? Little Eyes Are Watching

Family Life

To Share Or Not To Share: Teaching Healthy Boundaries

The “toddler’s rule of property” states that, “If it’s mine, it’s mine; if I want it, it’s mine and if it’s yours it’s mine.” or something along those lines. Of course we want to teach our children to share. But to what extent do we need to require them to share? We love to have… Continue reading To Share Or Not To Share: Teaching Healthy Boundaries

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

Encouragement, Family Life

Everyone Needs a Little Clarity! God’s Gift of New Perspective.

When you have been parenting for a long time, it’s easy to think, “I’ve got this down”. Then, God gives you a child or a circumstance that throws you for a loop. For us, it’s a little girl who keeps us on our toes. Though she is our fourth daughter (and 7th child in the… Continue reading Everyone Needs a Little Clarity! God’s Gift of New Perspective.

Encouragement

Women Encouraging Women: A look At Titus 2

I know it, how did we get here... has this much time really passed? It doesn’t “feel” like I’m an older woman and I’m sure it doesn't feel like it to you, either. But here we are, part of that “older woman” demographic. In reality, you don’t even have to be THAT old to be… Continue reading Women Encouraging Women: A look At Titus 2

Family Life

Are you “Living the Dream”? Mom life can be tough!

I was driving down the road and there was a guy wearing a T-shirt that said, “Livin’ the Dream”. It was apparent that his dream was different than mine. To start off, he was walking down the sidewalk with a bag of groceries and his pants were hanging down below his boxer line. This guy… Continue reading Are you “Living the Dream”? Mom life can be tough!