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 […]

Free Photos or a Free Magnet for Pop from Kodak

New Members Get 50 FREE Prints!

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 […]