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

It Takes A Village To Raise A Child With Food Allergies – Thank You For Keeping Our Kids Safe Even When You Don’t Understand Allergies


I'm a Work in Progresss

During a recent grocery store trip, I overheard a fellow mom on her cell phone. She was asking what on earth to buy in the bakery section for her child’s class room birthday treat. It needed to be peanut free. She went on to say she didn’t understand why, if peanut wasn’t on the label, she couldn’t buy it. […]

February 7, 2017

DIY: Winter Organization Project Sneak Peak


DIY

  My husband and I went out and bought thirty 1×3″ common boards. Can you guess what we’re making? Here’s a hint: We have one particular room in our house that makes us feel overwhelmed every time we set foot in it. This will be an organization solution for that room. Guess away. I promise to give you the answer, […]

January 31, 2017

A Ballerina and Flamingo Bedroom


Joyful hosting

When getting ready to transition our daughter from a toddler bed to a big-girl bed, we asked her what she wanted in her room. Unprompted, she confidently answered – Ballerinas and Flamingos. Hmm. Interesting combination. That might be a tall order. I’m not sure what I expected her response to be, but ballerinas and flamingos wasn’t […]

July 25, 2016