4 Out-of-the-Box Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids


For the past few years, I’ve been less and less enamored with the idea of my kids getting “more stuff” for Christmas that they’ll play with for five minutes before breaking or forgetting about. So as I’ve shared Christmas gift ideas for my kids with family members, I’ve added items… Read More »

When Winter Came Early [What I Wore]


Last week, an arctic blast came blowing through the Midwest, replacing our beautiful fall weather with some early winter weather. I experimented with wearing my scarves as vests this week, and I was really pleased with the result – just another way to add some variety to a simple wardrobe!… Read More »

27 Days of Thanksgiving: Day Twenty


Today, I’m thankful for the individuals who love on my kids each week at church. There are some incredibly special people in our lives – the people who have blessed us with the gift of their service in the children’s departments at our church. Each and every week these individuals… Read More »

Creating a Simple Winter Gear Drying Station


We had our first snowfall of the year last week, and the kids were all anxious to get outside to play in the snow. After they went outside, I realized that I didn’t have a winter gear drying station. In years past, we’ve used our garage as an “undressing” area, laying… Read More »

27 Days of Thanksgiving: Day Sixteen


I’m thankful for my van. I might only live across the street from our church, but it’s a busy street and crossing it with three kids in tow can be a challenge and/or somewhat scary – especially when the weather is uncooperative and/or it’s dark outside. [My husband refers to… Read More »