As a mom, I’m constantly trying to teach thankfulness to my kids. Not just at Thanksgiving, but throughout the whole year. I want them to recognize the blessings they have […]Read more
My three-year-old and I were out shopping today. We were buying toys and other things to put in our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, which need to be turned in soon […]Read more
I go through seasons where I love to make New Year’s Resolutions….and also seasons where I hate them. I love the possibilities of change for the better, and the chance […]Read more
I had a choice to make.
I could keep going the way I was. Putting on a brave face and trudging through the holiday. I could grudgingly go shopping, hang garland and put up lights.
Or, I could choose joy.
It can get tricky for my family during the holidays when it comes to giving gifts. It seems sometimes that we spend all year trying to teach gratitude for what […]Read more
How do you celebrate Good Friday with your kids? Some practical ideas for teaching young kids the Easter story.Read more
I’m not sure if you know this about our family, but we like to consider ourselves overachievers. When we do something, we like to do it right, on time, and […]Read more
Christmas cards are very important. It’s not just about reminding that elderly aunt in Idaho who’s not on Facebook that you’re still alive and, yes, you had ANOTHER kid. It’s […]Read more
The last couple of weeks leading up to Thanksgiving this year have seemed like a series of unfortunate events. Between emergency vet visits, a broken transmission, a trip to the […]Read more