How to Survive a Shopping Trip with Children in Tow

Last week I decided that we needed to get out of the house — all of us. Normally I go shopping by myself. But, it had been off and on raining, and I, personally, was suffering from cabin fever. Plus, I had quizzed everyone on the way to church one Sunday about all the clothes […]

Bookin’ It in 2010: The March Update

Reading is a way to gain knowledge, to travel to distant times and places, to exercise your reason or your imagination. Reading moves us – to action or to tears. Reading is a means of growing and learning. In fact, reading is a way of life. Words matter and they are everywhere we turn. And […]

My Household Planner Revealed (& a Few Free Downloads)

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Right now you can purchase my latest ebook, Organizing Life as MOM, newly revised which includes 198 pages of inspiration and planning ideas. 118 pages are fillable planning sheets, meaning you can customize them to fit your life, your family, and YOU. This is the ultimate household notebook manual. The pages have been updated and redesigned […]

God Bless You!

One afternoon last week we headed toward the beach for a little break from the everyday. Despite the fact that we live within a few miles of shore, we don’t have a “view” nor do we visit the ocean each day. But, we try to work it in at least once a week. We had […]

Finding Time to Read

Photo Source: Nufkin It’s one thing to say, “I want to read more this year.” It’s an entirely other thing to do it. Unless we are intentional in where we focus our eyes and our attention, time will pass away, and we miss a lot of good things, including good reads. At the same time, […]

Something That Made Us Smile

Maybe I’m weird, but I thought this was a cute video.

7 Fun Date Night Ideas

When we were younger,  we hung this photograph in our little studio apartment. Visitors were sure to comment, “Cool picture. Who’s the guy kissing Jessica?” We were dumb-founded that they thought we’d display a photo of me and another man embracing! didn’t recognize my husband, despite the long hair and Napoleon Bonapart coat. would admire […]

Redeeming the Days

The little old lady in the grocery store is right. They grow up all too quickly. The days will slip away when you’re not looking. So what should we do? put down the magazine turn off the computer let the voice mail get it ignore the tweets Instead…. take a walk play a game ride […]