Why would you think about the holidays in January? Haven’t we had enough of this madness?!?!?!?! Yes! I have! But…. every year I promise myself that I am going to set aside money every month to make the holidays less stressful. And most years I fall flat on my face. Join me this year to help… Read More Holiday Planning in January?!?!
“I couldn’t even repeat that back to you.” My friend’s responded to my explanation of our evening plans. The May sun was heating up as we left the green way and headed for the play ground to let our little ones play. We could relax for the moment, but I know that when the school… Read More How our busy family took a real break and June goals
My dad was driving home from work one evening when his car “took off like a rocket.” He threw the car, an economical VW Rabbit, into lower gear, but it continued to speed up. Dodging other drivers he turned the car off and cruised to the edge of the highway. After clearing his mind, he… Read More Goals April 2017
I was scared to go, but I was more scared to stay home another day.… Read More What moms of young children need
The rising enthusiasm of January has given way to the trotting pace of February. It’s time to take a quick peak at what progress we’re making toward our goals, and adjust our course.… Read More Goals February 2017
From the missionaries I learned to make authentic green tea and the practice they called Testimony Writing.
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I allowed my weary limbs to sink into the soft mattress, and wondered how I could have worked so hard all day, and have nothing to show for it.… Read More The secret to accomplishing your goals for 2017
Long before I met and married my husband, I had several boyfriends in college. For the purposes of this story, we will call this last one “Chance” (not his real name). Now Mother’s Day isn’t a big deal in my family. We usually get a card and have lunch together, but my mom believes… Read More When Mother’s Day Goes Horribly Wrong…
Or How to Help You be Thankful too! It’s the worst part of winter right now. The days are still short, still to cold to play outside every day, and there is no Christmas to be excited about. We are living in dreary dark days and needing graciousness for one another. I don’t think most… Read More 6 Ways to Help Children (and Adults) Say “Thank You”
Perfect Parenting I had one of those once a year 2-hour phone conversations with my brother a few weeks ago. We talked about many things, but one of the topics that came up was his concerns if could be a good parent. I, of course, told him that no one can ever really be ready… Read More Are You Good Enough?