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

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

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 […]

August 28, 2017

How To Stay Sane While Grocery Shopping With Three Kids


Parenting

While some may love grocery shopping with a pack of squirming, squealing and wandering children, I prefer to go alone. Since we can’t always grocery shop alone, I’d like to share my best tips for staying sane on a group outing.  I love going to the store with all three children. Wait. No. Just. No. […]

August 22, 2017

First Day of School Sign Free Printable (with Matching Last Day of School Signs) for Preschool through 12th Grade


DIY

Can you believe kids are heading back to school already? For me, this summer has flown by. Are you ready?  One of my favorite things to do on the first day of school is snap a quick picture of each child with a sign telling what grade they are in. The photos are cute, but […]

August 15, 2017