Winter 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 Read More

My Story of Healing From Miscarriages

(Inside: Help to find healing in recovering from miscarriages.)   “I spy with my little eyes…” I glanced out the car window looking for any color besides grey to describe to my two sons who were enjoying our game from the back seat. The sky was gloomy, muddy snow covered the trees and ground, and cars whizzed by coated in a Read More

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

(Inside: How to teach your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month strategy.) I can’t remember what organization the radio commercial was for, but I remember the message very well.  The line, “Remember when you almost gave…” was repeated ending with the numerous things that move us and we think about giving or doing Read More

The Power of Friendships

(Inside: How strong friendships empower you.) It all started on the noisy yellow bus filled with excited kindergartners and longing-for-coffee grown-ups all heading to the aquarium.   “I wrote a novel,” my fellow mom chaperone said as we passed the time with introductions and small talk.   A novel. Who is this woman? Wonder woman? The Read More

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

(Inside: How to teach your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month strategy.) We just finished month two of our family mission to do a better job of sharing God’s love to the world “out there” through giving. (If you missed our introduction to this family journey read here.) Last month we prayed Read More

How to Hear God’s Voice Through Motherhood

(Inside: How to notice God’s voice in your life through motherhood.) I see and feel God in my ordinary life every single day.   It is not audible. Instead, it is a feeling…a message through a moment that speaks to my heart.   I feel it when my 3-year-old repeatedly hugs and kisses me. I Read More

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

(Inside: Teaching your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month strategy.)   Month one of our “Once-a-Month” adventure was supposed to start in November, but a couple of all-the-stars-aligned moments occurred spurring us to start early. (We’re challenging ourselves to give as a family once-a-month. If you missed the introduction to why and how: read here.)    Read More

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

(Inside: Teaching your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month strategy.)   How It All Started I’ve been on a journey to notice and see God in my everyday life.    I decided to follow Jesus as a little girl and my spiritual journey has swayed between being fully immersed in my relationship with Read More

Our Kitchen Remodel with DIY Barn Wood Countertops

(Inside: A DIY kitchen remodel with barn wood countertops.)   **This blog post contains affiliate links.**     I recently read that Pinterest stresses people out and makes them feel like they are not crafty enough.   Not me.   If I hang out with crafty friends that show me what they have done, I Read More

The Best Part about the First Day of School

(Inside: Do you see this bonus in the first day of school? Hear the encouraging message for both kids and moms on the first day of school.)   I love the start of a new school year.  It holds so much promise.  Like none of last year’s challenges will arise.   My now 2nd grader Read More

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