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5 Holiday Travel Tips for Families

5 Holiday Travel Tips for Families - Tips from a seasoned mom and traveler on how to make the best trip with kids.

As the holiday season approaches, consider how you can make family travel more fun and less stressful. I love November and December. They are probably two of my favorite months on the calendar, namely because of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. The holidays can be such fun! Now that my sister Janel has moved back […]

A Busy Book for Kids on the Road

busy bag materials

Hitting the road? Need some fun, but quiet activity for little hands? Make a busy book. A busy book is a bit old school. At least in the age of iPods, iPads, and other handheld entertainment devices. However, I still love it when my kids engage in non-digital, screen-free play. A busy book can provide […]

Freedom Isn’t Free

Reagan freedom quote

Over here today we’ll be eating hot dogs and apple pie and enjoying having my husband home for the day. At the same time, we acknowledge those who have fought for the freedoms that we have in this country, freedoms that spread across the world after 1776. While we know the War for Independence changed […]

Homespun Patriotism for the Fourth of July

Davy Crockett

You don’t need to jump hoops for the 4th of July. We’re not. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps keep this show on the road. So […]

Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda: It

Tomorrow we celebrate the glory of Jesus’ resurrection, his triumph over sin and death. Not only are we freed to live a life worthy of the hope and calling of God, but we know that death cannot hurt us once this life is over. We can live eternally with Him. That’s big. I am humbled […]

Spring Crafts for Kids

spring crafts

Spring calls for bright colors and a little carefree play. Check out these fun crafts to do with kids. Whether you’re celebrating Easter later in a few days, May Day in a few weeks or Mother’s Day next month, consider one or two of these fun crafts to do with your kiddos. I don’t know […]

9 Ways to Lean Godward This Week

9 ways to lean Godward

This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! We are entering Holy Week, a special time set aside to think of Jesus’ long […]

3 Free Printable Easter Menus

Easter menus

Meal planning for holidays is even more fun than for regular days. I know. Some of you are just shaking your heads. Let’s just embrace my geekiness for a moment, okay? 1. Holidays are easier; tradition is involved. You don’t have to get super creative. 2. Holidays are special; you can throw out all the […]