My new best friend

Our family loves adventuring together- just this year we have traveled to Colorado and Arkansas together- road-tripping both times! We love exploring the outdoors, finding new parks, and going on walks together. (At the top of Pike’s Peak. Some of us were happier than others to be there. :)) One adventure I don’t love doing together, at […]

Whole 30 Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup

Wow, that’s mouthful of a title, I must say! But I made a soup last night I couldn’t wait to share- and that’s the best title I could come up with! It’s creamy, a tad spicy, and very healthy for you. I’m trucking along on my 2nd Whole 30. (I did have one MAJOR cheat […]

Putting into words what is unexplainable

“People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. It is emphatically no sacrifice. Say rather it is a privilege.”- David Livingstone I have been mulling over what to write about my trip to Africa for several weeks- for two reasons. One, Harvey was predicted to hit Houston within a […]

How to Help Hurricane Victims when you have littles at home

Y’all. This week has been utterly exhausting, both physically and emotionally. It’s hard to believe that one week ago I was landing at IAH after a week on a mission trip in Kenya. We had just a few hours to collect our kids from my parents (as well as the groceries they brought for us, bless them) and get to […]

Time Saving tips for Big Families

“This post is written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Acorn Influence, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.” Since adding our fifth kid to the mix last year (you can read more about that here) I have become […]

50 Recipes That Don’t Require an Oven

People, it is HOT in Texas. Like I’m allowing-my-kids-to-watch-too-much-TV-because-it’s-too-hot-to-go-outside hot. And I know that the last thing anyone wants to do when it’s already hot is turn on the oven to heat up the kitchen even more. So I’ve combed out some of the best recipes I could find- 50+ recipes that don’t require an […]