Blog Posts

Dec 8, 2016
People in my generation live in a very interesting time. We’ve experienced the best of both worlds, both without technology and with it. When I was a kid, my mom didn’t have an iPhone. She didn’t have the Internet. She didn’t have online forums or Facebook groups. It was a much different time back then. It wasn’t until I went to college that I even had an email address, let alone a computer.
Dec 1, 2016
Christmas time’s a comin’! And every year we love to celebrate this season with our family tradition of an Advent calendar.
Just a little background on Advent… The Advent season includes the four preceding Sundays leading up to Christmas. While the meaning of Advent is so much more than just a countdown… For those who celebrate Christmas, it actually is a really special way of celebrating the season and counting down all of the days in anticipation of Christmas.
Nov 24, 2016
This time of year we tend to think about gratitude a bit more. Maybe it’s Thanksgiving, or maybe it’s the entire holiday season. It’s usually a time when people come together more than any other time of the year. It’s also a time, when as a parent, I’m reminded of what I hope and pray my kids will learn and put into action as they grow up within our family unit.
Nov 17, 2016
Remember the kids’ table at Thanksgiving and memories made just joking, laughing, and playing with cousins?
Nov 10, 2016
Keeping a house clean while simultaneously raising a family, working, and homeschooling can seem like a feat in and of itself. In fact, you may be tempted to give up on ever having a clean home. Trust me, I’ve been there, like right now when we’ve just gotten home from another trip and we’ve got suitcases and bags and dirty laundry and leftover candy from Halloween everywhere I look. The struggle is real and it’s daily! Am I right?
Nov 5, 2016
When to fit in regular exercise can feel like a daunting task, especially when you already feel stretched to the max. Let’s face it, life is busy, and from personal experience, there are times that exercise is the furthest thing from my mind.
Oct 27, 2016
Before I give any tips for work from home, I feel the need to be completely transparent. These tips come from a very imperfect mother… A mom who sometimes lets her boys sit and watch their favorite cartoons, like Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, and Rugrats. Sometimes I may even let them drag every toy known to man out to the living room, trashing the living room floor, just so they can play and be occupied with something. I’ve also been witness to some of the most incredible blanket forts known to kids worldwide.
Oct 20, 2016
Family, according to one definition in the dictionary, means a person or people related to one and so to be treated with a special loyalty or intimacy.
Family can love you and hurt you all in the same sentence. Family can make you crazy (or make you feel like you’re going crazy). Family can also have your back. That special loyalty really does exist in families who put each other first.
Oct 13, 2016
Halloween will soon be here! We recently shared all sorts of ideas for inexpensive and easy to make Halloween costumes for kids. Of course, they’ll also need a Halloween pail to hold all those yummy treats they’ll get while trick-or-treating.
Oct 6, 2016
My kids have often said that next to Christmas, Halloween is their favorite day of the year. We like to call it a holiday because to them, it really is. They’ve always looked forward to Halloween and what they’re going to be, trick-or-treating, and of course, all the candy. When it comes to Halloween costumes, sometimes we’ve made them and sometimes we’ve bought them. More often than not, we’ve kept it fairly simple and made the costumes.