How To Make Summer Perfect for Your Kids

Step 1: Relax and don’t worry about making summer perfect for your kids. That’s it. The End. We need to remember kids are kids. They, of all people, know how to have fun. These are the people that play with paper and boxes and have a thrilling time. On the flip side sometimes they don’t … Read more…

Faith, Parenting, and Faithful Parenting

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) This is one of my favorite verses. A simple, yet complex explanation of faith. Because that is how faith is. So simple, yet so complex. Just look at the second part of the verse, “the evidence of … Read more…

Five Ways to Rekindle Your Resolutions

It has been 113 days since January 1. The day when all things become new and most of us resolve to change almost everything about ourselves. So, how are your New Year’s Resolutions going? Mine are going well, but only because I resolved not to have any resolutions this year. However, even with my no-resolution … Read more…

Five Inexpensive Ways to Practice Self-Care

You grudgingly roll out of bed in the morning after smashing the snooze button two– okay, three or four—times. Your feet hit the floor, and you shuffle to the kitchen for coffee.  You groan at the thought of another day packed with things-to-do. Work, school, house cleaning, kids, practices, laundry, dinner. The long day after … Read more…

For All Moms

I originally posted this May 1, 2015. I am linking up today with Mrs. Disciple in honor of Mother’s Day. One year later and this truth is the same, moms–we should cut ourselves some slack; we are doing a good job. Happy Mother’s Day! Why Mom Needs to Chill A recent TodayMoms.com survey said moms of … Read more…

Umm, No: Saying No Without the Guilt

“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She … Read more…

Why I Love Running (Kind Of)

Running and I have a love-hate relationship. We are quite the dysfunctional pair. Running: We need to spend some time together. Me: No, I don’t want to run today! Running: It’s good for you! Me: Ugh, I am so tired! Running: (in a sing-song voice) But you’ll like it! It will help you! You want … Read more…

Friday Five: Boundaries

The #Fridayfive topic this week is boundaries. At the beginning of the week, I began jotting notes and ideas on the topic I wanted to write about this week. Ironically, my topic is time boundaries. Ironic because here I sit, writing a #Fridayfive post on Sunday afternoon. I am working very hard on time management. … Read more…

Five Adjectives for Myself

#Fridayfive: Five Adjectives I love words. I love to read. I love to write. I love to teach Language Arts. (I also love to diagram sentences I love words so much.) Words are very powerful. Despite my love of words, coming up with five adjectives to describe myself has been difficult. I find that like … Read more…

The Top Four Ways to Achieve That Messy House Look

While some people scour Pinterest searching for decorating ideas and the latest in home organization, some people are quite the opposite. They strive to keep their house in a constant state of disarray. For those who just want a messy house and go to great lengths to achieve this, this list is for you. Drop … Read more…

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