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Daughter of the King of Kings, wife, mom, friend, and bookworm. I am so glad you are here! I hope you’ll stick around and enjoy reading these blog posts.
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Summer is here!! Yay! I love having the kids around more. I also enjoy the summer break because of the more relaxed schedule and fun outings we can do. Today, I share five simple ideas for Summer Fun. 1. Bowling Take your kids bowling! A couple of years ago, I found a program that…Continue Reading
Let’s be totally honest for a moment. I often dread the summer. Gasp! Did I really say that out loud? Yes, I did. And I am pretty sure some of you feel the same way. We love our kids, we really do. But sometimes summer can be overload. I don’t know about you, but I…Continue Reading
When is the last time you prayed for someone you didn’t know? It seems a little odd to pray for someone you don’t know but it can be one of the greatest gifts you can give them. In today’s post, I am going to share about the importance of praying for someone you don’t know. My in-laws did this without even realizing the impact of their prayers.Continue Reading
Before a plane takes off, the flight attendants review the protocol about what to do if there is an emergency. They remind you that you must put your mask on first. Why? So you can take care of others. This reminds me of being a Mom. In order to take care of our kids and love our husband well, we must take care of ourselves first.Continue Reading
“Mom, can I have a muffin?” It was a simple question and one that caused me to pause. Micaela asked me this question in the middle of the afternoon. The kids had already had a snack so it’s not like Micaela was hungry. I responded, “Yes, you may.” She lit up and enjoyed eating her muffin.Continue Reading
What is your child’s favorite color? What is their greatest fear? What kind of books do they like to read? How do we learn the answers to these questions and many others? By having individual time with your children. One on One time is important because it communicates value, builds the relationship, and helps behavior.Continue Reading
Summer break is in full swing! One of our favorite activities is to have a reading time each day. But, what do you do with your child that doesn’t like to read? Today, I am going to share four strategies I used with two of my kids who didn’t like reading. Now, there are times I can’t get these two to stop reading.Continue Reading
Mother’s Day is just around the corner. I absolutely love being a Mom. As Moms, we have so much power with our words. We can hurt or we can heal. My desire is to build up my kids and pour truth into them with my words. One of the ways I do this is by telling my kids three things before they leave for the day. Today, I will share those words with you.Continue Reading
Parenting. One of the toughest but also most rewarding jobs. If you’re anything like me, you know there are areas you could be a better parent. I finished a book this past weekend that rocked my parenting world. It challenged, convicted and encouraged me all in one. When you read Parents Rising by Arlene Pellicane, don’t forget your boots because your toes will get stepped on. But, I assure you, it’s totally worth it!Continue Reading
I don’t mind stop lights. It gives me a chance to look at my phone and catch up on what I missed on Social Media or email. Maybe you can relate? The other day, I was reaching for my purse at a stop light and Caleb said: “Your phone is right there, Mom.” Ouch! I was actually reaching for my chapstick but Caleb assumed I wanted my phone. This challenged me to remember my commitment to not be on the phone while in the van.Continue Reading