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

(Inside: How to teach your kids to give from the heart.)   Our family has been working on sharing Jesus’ love by giving and serving more.  If you want to read the start of our journey and why we decided to do this, click here.   I had in my head what I wanted to Read More

Recycling a Toddler’s Bed (A Brilliant Mom’s Idea)

Sometimes, you just have to pull out your craftiness – or just hang out with crafty people and let yourself FEEL crafty just because you were in his or her presence.   I do that often with this friend.   Look what she did with old toddler’s bed headboard she found at the end of someone’s Read More

See The Everyday Moments That Help You Refuel

(Inside: A simple way to refuel through everyday moments.) “Boys, do you want to watch God paint the sky?”     I needed to get out of the house.   The last ten days or so has been wretched. My husband’s work consumed him leaving me home along with our three boys and the stomach flu Read More

Photography – Family of 4 (Empowerment through Hobbies)

(Inside: Why hobbies empower you.) 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 hobbies at Read More

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

Every time I walk into work, every day I’m met with Gandhi’s words: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” As a family, that is what we are working on – but, we are more specifically trying to be the change that we want to see in ourselves. We are striving to better follow Read More

Remembering (and Grieving) Someone I Loved

(Inside: A granddaughter grieving the loss of her grandpa.)   My grandpa recently passed away and I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the idea that he is gone.   What a loss.   He was 94 years old and for many years his mind had been sick with dementia and his Read More

Headshots (Empowerment from Hobbies)

(Inside: Why hobbies empower you.) 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 hobbies Read More

Create The Perfect Valentine’s Day For Your Family

(Inside: How to create the perfect Valentine’s Day for your family.) I wanted to make our family Valentine’s Day extra perfect full of picture-worthy decorations, just-right gifts, and a beautiful home to enjoy it all in. That way we’ll really enjoy our love for each other, right? (Eye roll.) Earlier this week, I considered surfing Read More

Spring Photography (Empowerment from Hobbies)

(Inside: Why hobbies empower you.) 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 hobbies Read More

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

(Inside: Teach your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month strategy.) I kept hearing about Feed My Starving Children.  It seems like everyone around here has helped pack food – except us. My neighbor knows our family is on a “giving and serving more” journey, so when her church decided to sign up for a Read More

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