Before the Bus | morning routine with free printable

Before the Bus | morning routine with free printable

With the kids heading back to school next week, we are finding ourselves in need of a new morning routine. From getting enough #FuelForSchool to making sure the basics (like hygiene) are covered, our mornings have the potential to be rushed and hectic, so we’re planning ahead to make our… Read More »

Family Worship and Bible Time

Family Worship and Bible Time

With the kids headed into the public school system in the next few weeks, one of the aspects of homeschooling that we enjoyed will be missing – a daily emphasis on and application of Scripture in their lives. So after doing a bit of brainstorming with Jenny and David, we’ve… Read More »



Tips for Family Travel

Tips for Family Travel #TravelForReal

Traveling as a family is one of our favorite ways to create memories together. We try to plan at least one big family “get away” each year (or several smaller ones) in order to get away from the every day and connect as a family. These are just a few… Read More »



9 Family Activities for the End of the Summer

9 Family Activities for the End of the Summer

When the end of the summer rolls around, it’s time to get ready to go back to school. Before the summer officially ends, celebrate this time with an event that’s fun for the whole family. Take part in family activities that create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Try… Read More »



3 Ways to Help Your Child Develop Good Reading Habits

3 Ways to Help Your Child Develop Good Reading Habits

Research shows that children who read the most read the best. If you want to help your kids read better, you need to encourage them to read more. It’s not enough to just read “for school,” but it’s vital to create an environment of reading at home. Help your child… Read More »

Activities for Your Kids & the Babysitter

Activities for Your Kids and the Babysitter | 4 Enriching and Safe Activities Your Sitter Can Do with Your Kids

When you leave your kids in the care of a babysitter, there’s always a little concern about how they’ll spend their time while you’re away. Will they see it as an opportunity to bend the rules and in turn watch more than their allotted share of TV? Will they play… Read More »



Hot Air Jubilee

Hot Air Jubilee

We’re not normally “spontaneous” people, but last night when Jason got home from work, I asked him if he’d be up for a picnic dinner from Subway at the park about 10 minutes away as I had discovered there was going to be a “media flight” balloon launch in promotion… Read More »

12 Summer Freezer Friendly Meals from Aldi

12 Summer-Friendly Freezer Meals from Aldi

This time of year the last thing you want to do is spend hours on meal prep in the kitchen. You’re much better off relaxing at the pool, hanging out with friends and family, or maybe playing outside in the summer sun. So get ready to chill out, I’ve got… Read More »



Searching for the 7th Minion – frugal fun activity for kids

Searching for the 7th Minion - a fun and frugal activity for kids

While their sister is away, the boys will play! Last week, David, Chris, and I dropped Jenny off for a week of summer camp, and I decided it would be fun to do something fun with the boys. We were headed to Walmart to pick up some supplies for a… Read More »