Dating My Husband for Under $10

Dating My Husband for Under $10

I’m frugal. And by frugal, I mean cheap. And even though I want to make my marriage a priority this year, I’m struggling to “put my money where my mouth is” in order to hire a babysitter and go out on dates with my husband. So when my mother-in-law asked… Read More »



Learning to Trust God

VeggieTales Noah's Ark

When I hand my kids a VeggieTales DVD, I do so with complete trust in the brand – a brand I’ve loved and trusted since day one – so I had zero concerns about handing them the new VeggieTales Noah’s Ark DVD when it arrived in the mail last week.… Read More »

3 Must Have Apps for Busy Moms

3 Must Have Apps for Busy Moms

Is there an app for that? Moms are busy and it is no wonder that there are hundreds (if not thousands) of apps that are geared toward helping busy moms manage their families better. There is an app for just about anything a busy mom can imagine… and then some!… Read More »



Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Kids

Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Kids

Last weekend, I mentioned that Easter was coming up soon, and Jenny immediately started bemoaning the fact that they don’t get Easter baskets. (We’re “mean” parents – we know.) Grandma came to the rescue, however, and insinuated that they may be getting one this year, so I started brainstorming ideas… Read More »



7 Stress Busters for Busy Parents

Stress Busters for Busy Parents

Stress – it’s something nearly everyone contends with on a daily basis. At times the stress is positive such as having a baby or trying to win a race. At other times it’s negative such as having too much to do and not enough time to do it. Whatever the… Read More »



Pull Your Weight

Groovy Lab in a Box - Pull Your Weight kit

Learning together at home with your kids can be fun when you explore scientific laws, like Newton’s Third Law, with a hands-on approach. Put away the text books and work together to study pulleys, cranes, and more with the GROOVY LAB IN A BOX monthly box: “Pull Your Weight.” “Pull… Read More »

Teaching Kids About the Bible

Teaching Kids About the Bible with the New Testament Catechism from Grapevine

While it’s important to teach your kids how to study the Bible on their own, it’s equally important to teach them some basic facts about the Bible and its contents. One of my favorite ways to teach my kids Bible basics is through a relaxed catechism approach. What is Catechism?… Read More »

How to Become the Best Mom You Can Be

How to Become the Best Mom You Can Be

With the introduction of Pinterest to the world of motherhood, we have created a false ideal of “the perfect mom” in our heads. We need to stop trying to be “the perfect mom” and start trying to be the best mom for our kids. Becoming the best mom you can… Read More »



6 Easy Strategies to Stop Yelling at Your Kids

6 Easy Strategies to Stop Yelling at Your Kids

Are you ever guilty of yelling at your kids? I am… too often. I’ve attempted to stop yelling (as much), and these six easy strategies to stop yelling at your kids have been helping me to change my yelling habits. For anyone who does yell at their kids, you know it’s a hard… Read More »



5 Secrets of an Organized Mom

5 Secrets of an Organized Mom

Moms with little kids at home or who are busy parenting their older kids often want to know the secrets of being an organized mom. They may wonder if being organized as a mother with children at home is even possible. Rest assured, fellow busy moms – it is possible to have an… Read More »