July’s Monthly Meal Planning

July is already here! How did that happen? The summer is just flying. This past weekend I spent about thirty minutes planning our meals for the month. I’ve found that taking the long view of things really helps me save time and money and a few brain cells. I know what we have, I make […]

Read the Bible in 90 Days?!

Photo Source: kelsey_lovefusionphoto Reading the Bible has blessed me over the years. One of the most poignant memories I have of my time in France was a morning I spent just reading the Bible. My friends thought I was nuts that 4 hours of Bible reading would be enjoyable, but it was. Over the years, […]

True Freedom

Photo Source: Michael Caven Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed….” John 8:34-36 May your Fourth of July […]

To Be More Joyful: Get Out of the Kitchen

Years ago I experienced an incredibly busy day at the end of which I had a major epiphany. I found a way that helped me be more joyful than I had previously been. My to-do list had been bigger than huge, trying to get four kids packed and off to friends’ houses so that I […]

Tie-Dye TShirts: Tips for Success

See that little guy on the left, the one who’s not sure if he’s smiling? Well, the other day we were driving down the road and he said, “Could we paint tshirts today?” It was one of those moments when I could have said, “Not today.” But, I took a moment to think about it. […]

To Be More Joyful: Get Outside

Wanting to be a more joyful mom? Looking for some relief from that “postal” feeling you have from time to time? Hoping that your children remember your smile more than your crabby, naggy disposition? You and me both, Sister. Motherhood is a challenging job, no doubt. But the rewards can be amazing. If we know […]

How to Prevent Toddlers from Napping in the Car

Sleeping children are a beauty to behold, especially at home in their beds. I’ve never been a stickler for kids napping at home. I’m okay, in fact, more than okay with car naps on a long drive. Ever sit in bumper-to-bumper LA traffic with a screaming baby? Yeah, you know what I’m talking about…. However, […]

Thankful for Fathers

I never really knew my grandfathers. One died when I was very young; the other experienced Alzheimers before I got to know who he really was. My dad worked a lot when I was growing up, so we missed out on many experiences together as well. There can be regrets, but there are so many things […]