‘You Are My Sunshine’ Birthday – Simple Food So You Can Relax!


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One of the most difficult decisions for me when hosting is picking the food. In March, we celebrated our daughter’s second birthday. I’ve already shared how the house was decorated with a few strings of bird and sunshine garland, and a ‘You Are My Sunshine’ photo birthday banner, strung using patterned paper covered clothes pins. Like most families, ours has a […]

April 29, 2015

What My Impatience Teaches Our Kids As I Rush Them Out The Door


I'm a Work in Progresss, Parenting

This morning was busy. Although I got up early for a head start, we were still running behind, struggling to get out the door on time.  We made it to the car just in time, only to need to go back inside to change a surprise dirty diaper. As we finally left the driveway, I was taking […]

April 21, 2015

7 Reasons This Mama Wakes Up BEFORE The Kids


I'm a Work in Progresss, Parenting

Once upon a time, I was a natural morning person. It was normal to wake before my alarm with a spring in my step – motivated to exercise, get ready and get to work early. That said, I wasn’t necessarily a ‘social’ morning person – I needed time to get my head on straight before attempting conversation. Ready for the day […]

April 17, 2015

‘You Are My Sunshine’ Birthday – DIY Bird and Sunshine Garland


DIY, Joyful hosting

In March, we celebrated our daughter’s second birthday. The house was decorated with a ‘You Are My Sunshine’ photo birthday banner, strung using patterned paper covered clothes pins. To brighten things up a bit, we made a few strings of bird and sunshine garland using patterned scrapbook paper and thread. Patterns: Bird: free, printable bird and wing pattern (MG Party Impressions blog) Sunshine: […]

April 9, 2015

‘The Bunny’ Isn’t Going Anywhere…Ideas For A Christ-Centered Easter


Parenting

Did anyone notice that the Easter candy arrived at the same time (or earlier) than Valentine’s candy? I know we joke about Christmas in July, but I am not so sure how I feel about Easter in January, even though the hope and joy of a risen Jesus Christ is worth celebrating every day. What […]

April 4, 2015