20 Bible Verses That Breathe Hope


Lifestyle

Let me paint you a picture: Three years ago, when I was pregnant with my first, my faith was tested in a way I never fathomed. I’ve always been on the healthier, physically active, slightly thinner side. So when my perfect pregnancy was shattered with a Gestational Diabetes diagnosis, I was floored. I didn’t even […]

January 16, 2018

When Pinching Pennies Won’t Do


Health and Wellness

Money. Expenses. Budget. Coupons. Deals. Discounts. Cheap. Cheaper. Cheapest. How do you feel right now? Do you thrive on finding great deals? Is your heart racing with excitement? Or…are your palms sweaty? Do you feel a throbbing starting to build near your temples? Personally, I’m somewhere in between. I’m easily stressed by finances, but whenever […]

January 11, 2018

To My Firstborn


Parenting

Dear “First,” You are my pride and joy, the one who made me “Mom.” You constantly keep me on my toes and teach me right from wrong. I’m sorry I seem so lost at times; you’re a puzzle I thought I knew. But instead, you’ve been an experiment. And mistakes? I’ve made quite a few. One book tells […]

January 9, 2018

5…4…3…2…1!


Lifestyle

Happy New Year!! However, the title of this blog is not referring to the New Year’s countdown… It’s referring to a new way of thinking. But I’ll get to that juicy tidbit in a minute. We just survived another year and are looking forward to another fresh beginning…If you’re anything like me, you are being […]

January 2, 2018

‘Tis the Season


Health and Wellness

Ah, the sweet smell of pine in the air…the (sometimes) cooler weather calling for boots and pants…the anticipation of Jesus’ birth and Santa’s visit…and of course… SICKNESS It’s like clockwork, right? Two years ago, for my oldest daughter’s first Christmas, she had her first real bad cold with HIGH fever. It was scary! And the […]

December 21, 2017

Dealing With The Big “D”


Lifestyle

DISAPPOINTMENT I’m becoming more aware of how influential disappointment can be in my day to day life. It started with the birth of my second baby. No, I was not disappointed in the girls…I felt like they were disappointed in me, or that I was disappointed in myself. No matter how hard I tried, I […]

December 14, 2017

The Cookie That Tops All Holiday Cookies


DIY/Recipes

I know, I know…that is a HUGE claim to make. But hear me out! I have proof! Every year, for as long as I can remember, my mom, sister and I have made cookies for Christmas. Sometimes we hand them out, and sometimes we keep them for ourselves 😉 And we ALWAYS make THESE cookies. […]

December 12, 2017

Toddler/Preschool Activities that Keep the TV Off


DIY/Recipes

So I have a love/hate relationship with our television. In fact, I have that relationship with the television, phone, iPad, Kindle, you name it! Why? Yes, I know my daughter can learn, and is learning, amazing things from different shows she watches and games she plays. Yes, I do love the fact that any of […]

December 5, 2017

The Blessings (& Dangers) of Busyness


Lifestyle

“How have you been?” “Busy.” This is my go to response…When I’m asked that one question, I usually wrack my brain, knowing I’ve done a lot, been left feeling full, even frazzled, but for the life of me I can’t put my finger on something specific or “new” that would be of interest. So, by […]

November 30, 2017

“You’ve Got A Hold on Me”


Health and Wellness

There’s this object that I loathe. It is sometimes described as a torture device. An object that causes much anguish and torment. As much as I’ve hated it, I used to visit it at least once a day if not several times a day. It shames me. It judges me. It can make me giddy […]

November 28, 2017