100 Spontaneous Summer Bucket List Ideas

Parenting

In the past, over scheduling left our family tired. This summer, I hope for balance; a mix of scheduled and spontaneous activities from this bucket list. Are you an over-planner or under-planner? Often, we get stuck in a rut and do nothing. Nothing is great once in a while, but we need to get out […]

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

I'm a Work in Progresss, Parenting

After praying for our son to be healed from life-threatening food allergies for 6 years, God answered our prayer in a different way than we hoped. What do we do now? Last Wednesday, our son had an allergic reaction to peanut butter. Peanut butter we gave him, knowing he may have a reaction. What? Let’s […]

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

Parenting

Parenting is full of emotion fueled moments, when we realize our children are growing up and stepping a little further into the world. These moments remind us that we cannot control our kids or their experiences. Two weeks ago our four year old sunshine girl climbed the stairs of a school bus for the first […]

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That Time I Got A Speeding Ticket – Teaching Kids About Grace

I'm a Work in Progresss, Parenting

In our most humbling moments as moms, we have an opportunity to teach our kids about grace. I’m so thankful that God gives an opportunity to show our kids how we need grace too when we mess things up. Exactly 3 days after the accident with sunshine girl’s finger and the Epi-Pen, I had another humbling […]

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100 Spontaneous Summer Bucket List Ideas


Parenting

In the past, over scheduling left our family tired. This summer, I hope for balance; a mix of scheduled and spontaneous activities from this bucket list. Are you an over-planner or under-planner? Often, we get stuck in a rut and do nothing. Nothing is great once in a while, but we need to get out […]

June 21, 2018

What God Says When We Can’t Do It All


I'm a Work in Progresss

Some days make it abundantly clear that I can’t do it all, leaving me on my knees praying to God for help. Chaos describes this morning best. I’m glad no one but God could see me – like a chicken with her head cut off, running around, struggling against the clock to pack lunches, make breakfast and […]

June 1, 2018

DIY Pink Flamingo Birthday Party Decorations & Free Printable Templates


DIY, Joyful hosting

Sunshine girl asked for flamingo decorations for her birthday party this year. Our walls are scattered with a flock of flamingos and I’m going to share with you a free set of printable templates to make your own flock. FIVE. How can we be celebrating her fifth birthday already? A flamingo theme isn’t surprising, since sunshine […]

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

After praying for our son to be healed from life-threatening food allergies for 6 years, God answered our prayer in a different way than we hoped. What do we do now? Last Wednesday, our son had an allergic reaction to peanut butter. Peanut butter we gave him, knowing he may have a reaction. What? Let’s […]

November 9, 2017

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


I'm a Work in Progresss

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 unseen, and alone. I don’t have a fool-proof cure for loneliness but I can share what God has been teaching me. A mom leaves an event full of lovely […]

October 6, 2017