Honoring the Gray Haired–and Those Who Help Them

Kids: they’re kind of my thing.

Babies, toddlers,… middle school, high school, college… you get the picture. As a mom, as a teacher, it’s been a natural thing for me to write about. All in my comfort zone.

But since when does God let us get comfortable? Continue reading

For the Things that Go Bump in the Night

Light of the World

Light of the World

The Christmas story never grows old, does it? –Probably because it keeps speaking to us no matter where we are in life.

I was honored to have some of those thoughts, “A Light in Our Darkness,” published as a guest post on BeautifullyBroken.blog.

In the midst of all the last minute preparations for Christmas, take a second to be encouraged by the story anew…

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3 Ways to Enjoy Autumn Year-Round

Anybody else LOVING the colors of the season? I drive around town and just want to pull over every two seconds to take pictures! The only thing that stops me is I’m afraid people will start calling the cops because “this crazy lady is taking pictures of their yard.” That and the fact that sooner or later I need to get where I’m supposed to be going… Continue reading

For the Love of Reading

She got hacked.

Everyone who knows my daughter knows she doesn’t go anywhere without a book.

Can't Stop the Reading

Can’t Stop the Reading

Her case in a nutshell?

Abibliophobia: the fear of running out of reading material

Yep, she’d be close…

So when I saw this post from her Facebook account, I knew someone had hacked her page…or she’d been taken over by aliens ;-): Continue reading

Moms: Celebrate the You that You Are–and Watch Your Child Benefit

Being Mom means sacrifice. That’s a no-brainer.

But when we ignore the unique mom that we were created to be, we cheat ourselves AND our kids.

My second article at MightyMoms.club is addressed to moms of little ones, but, truthfully, those 5 tips are for ALL moms. You were beautifully and wonderfully made! Let your kids experience your gifts and talents. You will ALL grow from the experience.

Click on the picture below to read Five Powerful Ways to Find Yourself in Motherhood

You DON’T Have to get LOST in motherhood!

10 Tried and True Toddler Activities–From a Mom Who’s Been There

Surviving 'Til Naptime: 10 Simple Toddler Activities to Entertain Your Tot

Surviving ‘Til Naptime: 10 Simple Toddler Activities to Entertain Your Tot

Excited to announce my debut in writing for this wonderful website, MightyMoms. I have such compassion for moms of little ones. As a mom of 5 myself, there were days I wondered if any of us would survive to their adulthood. This article speaks to some of the tried and true tricks I learned over the years. Continue reading

Rejoicing in the Miracle of Christmas

The presents are all unwrapped (at least all those that came in time—sorry, Sis—yours will be there soon!); the wrapping paper sits in garbage bags, waiting for that last go-through just in case some small trinket got thrown away; the tree is starting to drop its needles; and all the radio stations have switched to normal broadcasting. Christmas is over.

Or is it? Continue reading