Unplug Your Kids: Connect the Family

Have your kids ever entered the room to ask you a question and found you completely absorbed in your news feed on Facebook to the point where you didn't even hear them talk?  Have you found it easy to sit with your kids at play and rather than enjoying watching your kids and listening to their … [Read more...]

The Rhythm of Rush & The Best Yes

This post is part of Lysa TerKeurst’s “The Best Yes” Blog Tour which I am delighted to be a part of along with many other inspiring bloggers.  To learn more and join us, Click Here.  Let's talk schedules.  Do you feel beyond busy?  What is your everyday schedule like? Mine is crammed, … [Read more...]

Inspiring Young Readers and Three Children’s Bibles Your Home Should Not Be Without

This week, we are celebrating Children's Book Week.  Do your kids enjoy reading? Mine are well on their way, but not without continued encouragement.  So today, I have four tips for inspiring your young readers and three children's Bibles your home should not be without. Inspiring Your Young … [Read more...]

The Toothless Grin

The older my children get, the faster I feel time slipping through my fingers.  They are getting so big and learning much.  I think of myself as a mom of little children, but the reality is that this year, my little children will turn 5 and 7.  Sigh. I penned this poem with these thoughts in … [Read more...]

Growing as a Parent at the Cleveland Parenting Expo 2014 & A Giveaway

This content has been compensated as part of a promotion for the Cleveland Parenting Expo.  However, all opinions remain my own.  #parentingexpo Graduation days.  Do you remember the days?  The pomp and circumstance.  The long robes.  The feeling of accomplishment as you turn that tassel from one … [Read more...]

Wizard of Oz Party & Family Movie Night

Last Saturday, we hosted a little Wizard of Oz Party and Family Movie Night!  It was a fun theme for decorating and creating.  And it was the first time all the kids saw the movie.  Now, I will tell you that we fast forwarded through some of the parts.  There will be time later for scary monkeys and … [Read more...]

March Madness Fun For the Whole Family

Dan loves March Madness.  In fact, it is his favorite "sports" time of the year.  A couple years ago, he got me more interested in the games by having me fill out a bracket.  My competitive side came out and I watched  just to see if my picks were doing well or not.  (I even had the games on when he … [Read more...]

A Parent’s Thoughts on Snapchat

Snapchat.  What is Snapchat?  If you're like most people in their thirties (a'hem, me), you may not have heard of Snapchat yet or you've heard just enough to wonder what it is really all about.   So today, I'm sharing my thoughts on Snapchat:  the basics, what I like and don't like about it as a … [Read more...]

Books to Snatch up! Discounted or Free eBooks on Amazon

I love great deals and I love free.  So of course, I wanted to share these discounted or free ebooks with you! I Can Teach My Child to Read: A 10-Step Guide for Parents On sale for $1.99 this week only!  This book helped me be intentional about teaching my son to read.  Read my full review of … [Read more...]

My End-of-the-Year Purpose-Filled Hit List

Plow through.  Get it done.  Plunge ahead. . . All thoughts and attitudes that can easily steer us as we move through our busy days.  But, what I have been thinking about lately, what I have been asking myself is:  Are there costs to this sort of approach?  Do things or people get sacrificed with … [Read more...]