Why Motherhood Matters {Book Review}

Why Motherhood Matters {Book Review}

Do you ever feel that motherhood is simply overwhelming? Maybe you’re a brand-new mom battling the exhaustion of sleepless nights. Or, maybe you’re a more seasoned mom spending your days working or homeschooling and your evenings chauffeuring your children to their activities, cleaning, cooking, and handling the myriad of other responsibilities that come with being a mom. Sometimes it all feels a bit much, leaving you wondering if it all really matters. If this sounds like you—check out Why … [Read more...]

Announcing Book #2!  Top 50 Memory Verses (and how to learn them)

Announcing Book #2! Top 50 Memory Verses (and how to learn them)

I've got some exciting news for you, my friends!  Things have been a bit quiet on the blog front -- partly because I've been hanging out in the sun with the kids a lot this summer and partly because I've been hard at work on a new book! Announcing the newly published book, Top 50 Memory Verse Lessons (with games and activities!).  I've been having a blast writing these books and feel so blessed that in the midst of some very serious chaos and hardship this year, I've been given this … [Read more...]

60 Ways to Show Appreciation To The People In Your Life

60 Ways to Show Appreciation To The People In Your Life

Now that school is back in session, it’s the perfect opportunity to start thinking about ways to show the kids’ teachers how grateful we are for their dedication and hard work throughout the year. Teachers really are angels in our little ones’ lives and have the ability to impact them for so many years to come. They are endlessly patient, kind and yet firm with our children when they need to be. But between getting the kids to school, managing their after school activities and remembering to … [Read more...]

Create Something Beautiful with Fotor

Create Something Beautiful with Fotor

It's that time of year again!  You're likely up to your eyeballs in to-do lists  -- between shopping for the family, getting ready for church events, and planning for the upcoming year -- you hardly have time to breathe.  It happens to me every year.   Just about the time the first Christmas card shows up in our mailbox, I realize I have not even thought about a plan for our own family Christmas cards.   So, of course, I was thrilled when I heard about Fotor -- an online photo editing service … [Read more...]

The Radical Book for Kids {Great New Resource!}

The Radical Book for Kids {Great New Resource!}

It's not always easy to find high quality material for older kids when it comes to teaching the basics of Christianity.  It's hard to find that perfect balance between diving deep and still being understandable.  As kids grow and mature, we want to be able to dig deeper into the truths of the Bible without losing them along the way. When I heard about The Radical Book for Kids, I was certainly curious, but a little skeptical too.  I have read through many resources designed for preteens and … [Read more...]

What’s Your Excuse?  {Nursery Promo Video}

What’s Your Excuse? {Nursery Promo Video}

As I mentioned in this post, we did a big push for nursery volunteers during the month of May.  One of the first videos we showed the congregation was the "Be Part of the Dream Team" video. Check it out below: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16K56G69SEg What About You? What do you do for volunteer recruiting?  I'd love to hear about it! … [Read more...]