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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 […]

Newly Pregnant? Prepare for The First Trimester – A Guest Post

Photo Source: LoveJanine Now, before you start congratulating me, no, I am not pregnant. But, my friend Lauren is. She recently found out that she and her husband were expecting their fourth child. What fun! For those of you who experience morning sickness and an otherwise rough first trimester, “what fun” might not be the […]

Booking It: The June Update

Reading is a way for us to learn about our world, ourselves, and the kind of people we want to become. It’s a way to share experiences with others. Reading aloud to our children or talking about what we’ve read with friends is a way for us to  see how other people think and interpret […]

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 […]

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 […]