Preschool Play: Story Stretchers

Since my mother is a college professor, a specialist in Early Childhood Education, a former kindergarten teacher, and a Child Psychology major, you can bet that my growing up years were filled with all sorts of “developmentally appropriate” activities. (And yet, I still turned out kinda wierd. Anyway….) One of the great things about having […]

Time for Mom: A Cup of ….

Love cup

your favorite tea with honey and lemon your preferred soda pop over crushed ice with a straw (Vanilla Coke, please) strong, brewed coffee with lots of cream and sugar freshly squeezed, organic, orange juice cool water with a slice of lemon Whatever you enjoy to drink is a good mom break. Even if you just […]

TGIF: Create Great Art!

Friday nights are a great time to do something relaxing and creative with the family. Sometimes you might choose to veg in front of a movie, but a planned craft or art project can be really fun as well. If you are a mom of young children and haven’t seen the Little Hands series of […]

Not-So-Random Acts of Kindness

Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,and one who waters will himself be watered.– Proverbs 11:25 God’s word promises that the one who “brings blessing will be enriched.” As mothers we have ample opportunity to give, so it is such a reassurance to know that God sees what we do and that He does intend to […]

Time for Mom: Go to Sleep

Jumping on Bed

One of the biggest things that can affect my success and failure as a mom is the amount of sleep I am getting. I can’t function at my best if I am exhausted. I am slow to respond, lackadaisical, grouchy, and plain ol’ ineffective. Lately, I’ve been burning the candle on both ends: getting up […]

Remembering Romance: A Picnic for Two

heart beach

photo source: Jamie Getskow Voeltz Now that Spring is here, one fun date night idea for you and the hubby is to go on a picnic. Pack up a cooler or basket of yummy food, grab a blanket, and some cool drinks and head for your favorite park, lake, or beach. Being outside is so […]

Time for Mom

white flowers

When my first child was born, I heard from several different sources, “You have to make sure you take time for yourself.” Well, I loved being with my little boy. What I did, he did. When I scrapbooked, he learned to cut and paste. When I went shopping, it was an adventure for the both […]

Remembering Romance

Remembering Romance - 6 budget ways to stay connected

Today my sweet hubby and I celebrate fourteen years of marriage. Back when this picture was taken, we didn’t have a clue what was in store for us: five, no, six, children, three miscarriages, a cross-country move, job changes, financial ups and financial downs, back trouble, and lots and lots of coupons. God has been […]