Top 20 Summer Books for Your Kids


We love books around here!!  I have quite a library and many of my children’s books I am keeping for grandchildren!  You have to think ahead, right?   A fun way to get reading in for everyone is to put a list together for each season.  It is like setting reading goals and giving yourself the whole season to read them in!  Start small, even if it is just one or two books a season it is a start! … [Read more...]

20 Words of Wisdom for my Daughter


If I could go back in time and warn that young girl (aka, me) what would I tell her? We all have regrets and things we would do differently and now that I'm in my early 40's I understand more and more about what is important and what isn't.  I also have learned to be happy in the skin I'm in and what true friendship is!  The biggest thing I have learned is I will never be able to make everyone … [Read more...]

5 Things You Can Do to Savor Time with Your Children!


Time is flying!  As a mom of three teenagers now I can tell you, your parenting journey really does go way too fast. I keep asking myself, “How do I stop time”, Is it really summer already?  Is it true my little baby boy is turning 18 this year and will leave our home for college next spring?  Say it isn’t so! It is so funny, when you are a mom in your early 20’s and you have these … [Read more...]

50 Ways to Celebrate Summer (Free Printable)

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There are so many wonderful things you can do in the summer! I have put together a summer bucket list you can do together as a family! *affiliate links included 1.  Have pool party 2.  Go to a Drive In Movie 3. Catch lightening Bugs together, then set them free! 4. Take a nap or read a book in the hammock 5. Blow Bubbles as a family 6. Go for a family night of putt putt … [Read more...]

5 Amazing Gifts for the High School Graduate


It is that time of year again when the high school seniors in our lives become graduates!  Teenagers are not always the easiest to shop for but there are some things that I think would make wonderful gifts for our graduates that they can use in their years at college or whatever adventure that awaits them!  My oldest child (son) will be a graduate next year so it is nice for me to be brainstorming … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Fire Up Your Kids to do Chores

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It is not easy to get our children to do chores, especially with a good attitude.  However, chores are important, not only for character growth but for teaching them about how to become responsible adults! Here are 10 ways to fire up your kids to do chores! 1.  Make Them – I know this should just be a given but really, so many parents don’t.  They either get worn down with the complaining or … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Help Your Family Through Trials

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There are times life can hit us in unexpected ways!  We can be going on with life just fine and in one moment or one day we can find ourselves in the middle of a difficult journey!  Life is made up of all kinds of experiences.  We will often have joyful events, unexpected surprises, love, and much more but with life also comes heartache, trials, and grief!  That is the cost of liven in a fallen … [Read more...]

Family Devotional Bible

Family Devotional Bible

I love the Word of God!  I am always amazed when I hear people say reading the Bible is boring to them and to be honest I question if they have ever picked it up!  I find the stories fascinating and exciting and there are literally some books of the Bible I can't put down once I start reading!  If you love history it is a treasure load! *affiliate links included It is so important to me that I … [Read more...]

10 Fantastic Mothers Day Gift Ideas

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There are so many ways you can celebrate mom this year for Mother's Day!  Our moms mean so much to us and are worth celebrating, I have put together a list of wonderful Mother's Day gift ideas for you this year! Bath Basket – A basket made to pamper mom would be a great gift!  Bubble Bath, Shower gel, razors, Lotion, and/or anything mom loves to relax with! A special hair appointment, … [Read more...]

10 Things I Want My Daughter to Look for in a Husband

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Talking to our teens about certain issues can sometimes be hard and awkward but it is extremely important that we do it!  We live in a time where the culture will sell our kids a lot of things that are not healthy for them and we want them to take their cues from us, not the world!Talking to our kids about their future spouse's can be one of those tough talks!  However we want them to know how … [Read more...]