Traveling with kids: the good, the bad, and the realistic

We’ve done lots of traveling in our 11 years of parenting, and the number of children in our family just keeps growing! (although we are halted at 5, for now at least!) I know that many people are intimidated to travel with their children, and believe me, I get that. It definitely is LOTS of […]

The One Item That Makes a Sam’s Club Membership Worth It

I wrote a post last year about whether a Sam’s Club Membership is worth the money or not. Even though we get to use a card through my husband’s job, I know now that I would buy our own membership in a heartbeat for this one reason. I mentioned in the original post that we […]

It’s My Birthday and I’ll Giveaway If I Want to ;)

Hey friends! Today I’m celebrating another year of life. Actually I celebrated all weekend with friends and family and am feeling so loved. My parents plus my sister, brother-in-law and niece and nephew came in town to see me. We had dinner with a few friends on Friday night, then my sister babysat Saturday night […]

How your Marriage *Can* Survive a Storm

With so many marriages- even Christian ones- falling apart, how can we protect our marriage when tough times hit? I wanted to share today something I wrote several years ago but is so applicable today.  When couples stand before their friends and families on their wedding day and pledge to love one another “for better […]

Five tips for Toy Organization

Toy organization. Oh what a fun topic! Does anyone’s children’s toys ever stay completely organized? Mine certainly don’t, but we have found a few things that work for us to keep the chaos somewhat under control. I asked on my Facebook page a few days ago what topics my readers would like to see covered, […]

Thank God It’s the Flu! {and an amazing bonus!}

(Be sure to read to the end for the bonus from Young Living Essential Oils!) Two weeks ago on Wednesday, my 11 year old son Landon spiked a high fever and went to bed. As in, he was playing basketball outside one minute then voluntarily lying down the next. For most of my kids, this […]