Lessons From the Garden

Happy Accidents Growing up, we didn’t have much and by the time I was 13, I was a ward of the State. From that point on, I lived in many different situations, some amazing and some not, but I knew that one day I would have my own home and be able to make it…

The Empowerment of Girls

The War on Boys Scrolling Facebook I came across an amazing picture of a little girl wearing softball cleats and a crown… and the story attached. I’ve seen a few senior pictures like this, a picture that shows the empowerment of girls… where a girl will wear a high heeled shoe on foot and a…

Family and Screen Time

Having Some Screen Time After a very long day the other day, we decided to go out for pizza, and somewhere after the breadsticks, but before the pizza… I sat there and looked at my family… One of my kids was on a phone, another was on a tablet, the other one was watching the…

Little Library – Our New Project

Old Books Became Inspiration While weeding through some of the kids books, we realized that some of them were in great shape. We just aren’t the kind of people to do a yard sale… don’t get me wrong… we love going to them, we just aren’t going to have one in the near future. When…

My Plexus Journey – A Review

I Didn’t See This Journey Coming! Having my 3 children back to back to back really did a number on me… on my body and on my emotions! It didn’t seem to matter what I did or what I changed about my lifestyle, I just couldn’t find the energy. At the time I was already eating…

Free Range Kids, yay or nay?

Free Range Kids… is it for you? While walking out of the library the other day, a book, Free-Range Kids, caught my eye and I grabbed it, which is a bit unusual for me because unless a book is about crock pot recipes or gardening, I usually don’t check out books for myself (library trips are…

I told my kids the truth about Santa

Yup, I told my kids the truth about Santa! I can just see the hate mail now but it’s true, the weekend before Thanksgiving, I told my kids the truth about Santa, and really it was a long time coming! Honestly, I had never wanted to go the Santa route, because it felt like a…

Easter is More Than Eggs and Bunnies

Meaningful Easter Activities In a world of plastic eggs, chocolate bunnies, pre-made baskets, and holidays that are over commercialized, I am sometimes asked by Christian friends how I can celebrate a meaningful Easter, using stories and candy. However, the truth is most traditions can be traced to more meaningful ideas and situations. Easter is more…

Hey Stressed Moms, There Won’t Be Enough Time… It’s OK

Time is Precious I wake up, late, to a sink full of dishes, laundry in the washer, dryer, and on the kitchen table… and as I look around, I see a few (a colony of) dust bunnies poking their heads out at me. My kids are in mismatched pajamas, refusing their breakfast, while running up and down…

They are growing up too fast

A Mom’s Growing Pains They are growing up too fast…my husband and I catch ourselves saying that at least 3 times a week about our children, but in all honesty, it is very much true! I met my husband when his daughter was only 4 months old, she will be 11 soon, just started 5th…