Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

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 […]

9 Ways to Lean Godward This Week

We are entering Holy Week, a special time set aside to think of Jesus’ long walk toward the Cross, toward redeeming His people, toward loving us with an unfathomable love. Of course, reflecting on this every day of the year is best, but our hearts are sometimes prone to wander, aren’t they? I think that […]

Fun Ways to Celebrate Easter

Empty Tomb Resurrection Cake Easter Sunday is in less than three weeks! Take a little time in the upcoming days to plan some special Easter activities with your kids. Whether it is making a special Easter treat together or simply reading a story together, these activities will help you celebrate this special holiday and remember […]

About the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus

photo source: Rise of the Guardians While I think that I had a pretty good childhood, for one reason or another, I’ve chosen to do some things differently than my parents did. Oh, some things are the same: Sauerkraut and Pork, Ice Cubes and Christmas Trees, and Nanna’s Apple Pie. Daughter of not one, but […]

Homemade Window Clings

Make homemade window clings with two simple household ingredients: white school glue and food coloring. Looking for an oh-so simple craft and decoration project to do with your kids? Well, this is it! Make homemade window clings. When my sister told me about this, saying something about how our mom used to do it when […]

DIY on a Dime: Satin Flower Hair Clips

 Today Janel shares a fun tutorial for hair clips that can serve as Easter basket filler or coordinate with your girl’s Easter dress.  We don’t go crazy with gifts at Easter at our house. Typically, I fill Easter baskets with small gifts for each of the girls and hide them somewhere in the house. My […]

DIY on a Dime: Flower Pot Place Cards

Set a pretty Easter or spring table with these easy-to-assemble flower pot placecards. With Easter just around the corner, Mother’s Day quickly following, and a flurry of baby and bridal showers that typically arrive in the Spring, it’s nice to have an easy tablescape in your back pocket. Please note: I am not the tablescape […]

DIY on a Dime: Spring Salt Dough Candle Holders

Make your own Easter or Spring candle holders out of salt dough with this easy, child-friendly craft! Life as MOM contributor Janel shows you how. Back in February, I shared this tutorial for making Heart-Shaped Salt Dough Candle Holders. But really, this craft isn’t just limited to Valentine’s Day. You can change up the look […]