Joy in the Midst of the Mundane

Yesterday was one of those days where it was just hard. Not hard in the sense that our schedule was packed or the kids were up all night or because a pile of laundry lurked in the laundry room needing to be folded.  Yesterday was hard, because it was a difficult day emotionally. The kids seemed to make bad […]

5 Resources for a Gospel-Centered Easter

Gospel-Centered Easter

Last week was the beginning of Lent, the weeks prior to Easter where we reflect and focus on the sacrifice Christ made on the cross for our sins. It’s a preparation time, as we look forward to the celebration of Easter celebration where Christ conquered death and rose from the grave. Because I wrote Experiencing Epiphany, […]

8 Things Not to Say to Your Friend Going Through Infertility

things not to say

Do you know the things not to say to your friend going through infertility? Many people have never thought through this at all. So a good friend tells you that they are struggling to get pregnant. You want to offer them comfort and support, but you don’t know what to say, right? Maybe you already have a […]

Baking Soda and Vinegar Activity for Kids

Baking Soda and Vinegar Activity

As I’ve mentioned before, my daughter loves to do crafts. She could do some severe damage at craft stores in the future if her craft obsession continues at the same level it is now. But she also likes to do fun and new activities. Whether it’s cold outside or hot, we always like to find […]

The Value of Telling Personal Stories to Your Kids

telling personal stories to your kids

Does your nighttime routine with your kids include reading stories? Ours definitely does. Sometimes we only read one book, but other times we get carried away and do lots more. Have you ever tried telling personal stories to your kids? Recently, my husband started telling our daughter stories (opposed to reading them)…and now that’s all […]

9 Ways to Be Active with Your Kids

active with your kids

New Year’s has come and gone. Maybe you decided this year was the year you were finally going to: – lose all that stubborn baby weight – kick your Diet Coke addiction – utilize that gym membership you pay for each month – [insert other good intentioned fitness goal here] Whenever we think about fitness […]