DIY Pink Flamingo Birthday Party Decorations & Free Printable Templates


DIY, Joyful hosting

FIVE. Sunshine girl turned FIVE last month. Although we didn’t do the big party with friends this year, we still decorated for the family party. The birthday girl picked the theme. FLAMINGOS. This was not a big surprise, given her choice of a ballerina and flamingo bedroom. Plus, we already had a ballerina birthday party and cake […]

April 4, 2018

Claiming God’s Promises When Prayer Is Answered In A Different Way Than We Hoped


I'm a Work in Progresss, Parenting

Last Wednesday, our son had an allergic reaction to peanut butter. Peanut butter we gave him, knowing he may have a reaction. Wait. What? Let’s backup a bit. Our son was diagnosed with a peanut and tree nut allergy shortly after his first birthday. We quickly became Epi-Pen carrying, label-reading, question-asking protectors of our son. […]

November 9, 2017

Alone In A Crowded Room – Purposeful Steps When Struggling With Loneliness


I'm a Work in Progresss

A mom leaves an event full of lovely women, laughter and fun only to stumble through the door at home in tears. This was me several times last week. For much of my adult life, I’ve struggled with loneliness. I’m surrounded by people – good people. But often I stand in a crowded room and feel […]

October 6, 2017

A Little Girl And A Big School Bus – Embracing The Moments (And Emotions) That Remind Us Our Children Are Growing Up


Parenting

Two weeks ago our four year old sunshine girl climbed the stairs of a school bus for the first time. Unexpected mom-emotions threatened to overtake me as my mind raced with thoughts of all she would experience – good and bad – while away from me. She’s growing up. She rocked 3’s preschool and has […]

September 26, 2017

Hello, Fall. I've Been Waiting For You – 5 Reasons This Mama Loves Fall


Practice Gratitude

Hello, fall. I’ve been waiting for you. By far, Fall is my favorite time of year. This year, the Minnesota weather has been cooler than normal, so it started feeling like fall in late August. While some are still mourning the loss of summer…I am celebrating fall. 5 Reasons This Mama Loves Fall ALL. The. […]

September 13, 2017