A Cute Room and a Cool Free Printable Scripture Art Link.

(Inside: Make your space be a place you want to be.)   I’m down here visiting my sister and I have to share a photo of the room she homeschools in. My sister and her husband did everything themselves: flooring, walls, paint, trim and finding that awesome map in a dumpster and giving it new life.   Oh Read More

How to Find the Joy in Your Christmas Season

(Inside: How to find the joy in your Christmas season.)   It doesn’t matter how many broken ornaments we pull out of the box reminding us of our inferior packing abilities. And it doesn’t matter if the Christmas lights work or not. It makes no difference how many times my boys get distracted and wrestle or Read More

Our DIY Bathroom Remodel

(Inside: Our DIY bathroom remodel.)   My husband and I bought an older home that needed updating.  Fixing up an old house has been a bucket list thing for us.  My favorite thing about this whole DIY remodeling our home thing is how fun it is to see what my husband comes up with.  Carpentry is my husband’s Read More

Photography – Author Friend

Friends.   Beautiful souls who get me.   My writing club. Amazing women who understand my need to have a creative outlet.   This group has enriched my life. We’re all different – personalities and writing genres. But our differences create a place where I always learn and receive quality feedback on my writing.  The Read More

Let Your Faith Be Bigger Than Your Fear

(Inside: Follow your heart’s leading – let your faith be bigger than your fear.) I was asked to speak at a mom’s group… 80 women, a topic I must to research, and vulnerable stories my heart knows I need to share. Then that speaking engagement led to another invitation…then another… I’ve felt led to write Read More

Photography Fall (Empowerment through Hobbies)

(Inside: How hobbies empower us.)   Hobbies empower us.   They build our confidence and improve our self-esteem.  Hobbies also provide us with a creative outlet and way to reduce our stress. But, as moms, we can feel like we shouldn’t pursue our hobbies. Yes, we don’t have the same time as our retired neighbor, but keeping our Read More

Help Your Children Daily See and Feel What it Means to be a Child of God. (So Valued and Loved.)

“Freckle Face,” an older boy had repeatedly called my son at recess.   Of course, my son came home upset.   How can two small words coming out of a thoughtless kid’s mouth put a rift in all that we have been trying to teach our son about how valued and treasure and loved he Read More

Cute Photo Ideas Using Superhero Halloween Costumes.

(Cute photo ideas for boys and superhero costumes.)   My three boys – in all their superhero glory –  are one of the featured costumes over at Simple Moments Stick. The pictures are from just two years ago, but oh how they look so young!  Slow down, time.   I found a great picture floating around the Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (Conclusion)

(Inside: Teach your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month strategy.)   I didn’t want our family’s Once-a-Month journey of daily showing God’s love in tangible ways to be the parents’ journey – I wanted my kids to be ALL IN too.    This month, we encouraged our kids to listen to their Read More

My Prayer for Courage

(Inside: A personal reflection of courage and faith.)   Courage is my current focus.   I’m learning to discern God’s voice in my life; to feel His gentle nudge and interpret what He writes on my heart.  I believe that He gives me – just like everyone else – talents and gifts. I believe He Read More

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