To Be More Joyful: Be All There

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25 I am on a quest to be a more joyful mom. I want my kids to look back on these days and say that I was able to laugh at the mishaps, to trust God in all things, and […]

If I Knew Then, What I Know Now

See the guy on the left? He turns thirteen today. Oh my! He is my right hand man and one of the greatest blessings of my life. He was my first baby. And my best bud for quite some time. His first brother didn’t arrive on the scene until he was three and a half, […]

Movie Surprises: Four Films We Loved

Over the last six months, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by some movies I’ve seen. I didn’t have huge expectations of these films, possibly because I did not research them heavily. Perhaps it helps not to know about the latest and greatest. Regardless, I was very pleasantly surprised. These films got two thumbs up and I […]

Free Photos or a Free Magnet for Pop from Kodak

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Photos make an excellent Father’s Day gift. My dad and father-in-law loooove to see pics of the grandkids. Often I order a mess of prints and stuff them in one of those cheapo brag books. The kids draw a few pictures and we have an economical gift that they love. Right now new members to […]

A Springpad Primer

Awhile back I mentioned this online organizational tool called SpringPad. In case you were wondering how it works, here’s a video tutorial that explains it. What do YOU think? Would SpringPad help you? Or do you have a different method for keeping track of things?

Father’s Day Gift Idea: A Digital Grill Thermometer

It may sound cliche, but the men in my family love to grill. I can do it — and if pressed, I bet my mom and sisters could figure it out. But, fair weather — and the subsequent grilling that accompanies it — give us a lovely break from the kitchen. Works for me! To […]

To Be More Joyful: Count Your Blessings

Perspective makes all the difference in the world. The Eeyore outlook on the world tends to bring us down. But, when we realize how good we really have it, it’s easier to deal with hard things. Generally, they aren’t as hard as we think. Consider how you can count your blessings this week. Make a […]

Father’s Day Gift Idea: The Klever Kutter

See this boy? He likes to be FishPapa’s helper. Tools draw him like flies to honey. And the idea of opening a cardboard box? Oh yeah, he’s all over that. However, as you know, cutting open packages with scissors or knives can be dangerous — for big people as well as little ones. That’s where […]