To the Busy Mom: 10 Reasons to Take Better Care of YOU in 2015


I'm a Work in Progresss

For many, new years is a time for making resolutions. It is a time to reflect and think about how we can be a better person in the coming year. We think about what we need and want, and set goals. I don’t know about you, but one of my main goals every year is to take […]

December 31, 2014

The Wonder Of It All – All God’s Grace in One Tiny Face


I'm a Work in Progresss, Practice Gratitude

  Do you ever find yourself wrapped up in the bustling holiday schedule, and even though you keep Christ as the center of the events, you find yourself missing the feeling of WONDER? You know, the magic, the feeling of joy and mystery, and gratitude that seems to come so easily to children. And lets […]

December 22, 2014

Too High or Too Low…Beware of Setting Irrational Holiday Expectations (and 6 Tips to Maintain a Realistic Mindset)


I'm a Work in Progresss

We’ve all done it. We develop expectations of our children, friends, family and of events only to be disappointed. It could be an event we’re attending, or one we’re hosting. It starts innocently. We pencil in a date on a calendar to go on a date, celebrate with family, attend an event, or just spend […]

December 19, 2014

The Wonder Of It All – Mary’s Response


I'm a Work in Progresss

Since having children, the bible passages telling of Jesus’ birth have become a different kind of real. The experience of pregnancy, the expectant waiting, the joy and heart-stopping love at their birth that took me by surprise – even with our second child, and the daily blessing of watching each child grow and develop gives new perspective of the […]

December 17, 2014

Dinosaur Birthday Party Brunch & Dessert that will Please Both Kids and Parents


Joyful hosting

Our son turned 4 on Halloween and we celebrated the occasion with a dinosaur birthday party. Brunch is a great option for a kids birthday party. We invited 3 to 6 year old kids and their families, which included many younger siblings. Brunch allowed us to start at 10 am, and be done at 1 pm, […]

December 10, 2014