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

Top 5 (actually 8) Favorite, Easy Re-Purposing Projects


DIY/Recipes

OK, take a deep breath…these are not time-consuming projects. Trust me! This Momma barely has time to shower and brush her teeth. So if you’re looking to re-purpose an old desk, you are in the wrong place. However, if you are interested in using little things around your house that may no longer have a […]

January 4, 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

Decisions, Decisions


Parenting

“Aw, your girls are so beautiful!” “Thank you.” *Genuine smile as I remember just how blessed I am by my two girls.* “Gotta try for a boy, right?” *Smile fades as I mumble something and make a hasty exit.* Isn’t it a bit archaic to think that families of all girls are not complete unless […]

December 7, 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