Equipping Children To Battle Nighttime Fears

Parenting

Does your child struggle with nighttime fears? Equip children to battle fear by recalling who God is, what He has done, and what His word says. Little Man sometimes wrestles with nighttime fears. His 8-year-old mind is curious, yet cautious. While he wants to learn about tornadoes, volcanoes, sink holes and all kinds of naturally […]

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2018-2019 Printable First and Last Day of School Signs

Parenting

Need a first day of school sign? Free printables (Preschool, Pre-K, K-12, Freshman – Senior, Middle and High School) for the first or last day of school. Well, we did it. We went out and bought all the school supplies for Kindergarten and Second Grade. For some reason, the idea that school starts in 6 weeks […]

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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 […]

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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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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

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 […]

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