Family

You’ll find posts about loving our family, friends, and neighbors. I’ll share with you my favorite finds in family life as we work together and explore!

6 Simple Ways to Save Money on Valentine’s Day

6 Simple Ways to Save Money on Valentine’s Day

Let’s feel the love this Valentine’s Day, or should we not? While writing this post my thoughts got mixed on Valentine’s Day. From what I found out it’s like a love/hate kind of thing. Since there’s no way to avoid February 14th, I’ve got some simple and inexpensive...

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The Proven, No-Fail Christmas Gift for Kids.

The Proven, No-Fail Christmas Gift for Kids.

Making Christmas special is what most parents aim for with their kids. What I’m about to share is something I wished I had learned years ago with my son. It’s the proven, no-fail Christmas gift that is sure to make every Christmas special. Presents! Christmas is a...

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The #1 Mistake I Make When Busy Takes Over.

The #1 Mistake I Make When Busy Takes Over.

Is it me, or is it true that the last six weeks of school are insanely busy? Every year I say to myself, “I can handle May and June; I’m prepared for it.” But when it hits all the neat and tidy thoughts explode into chaos. Seriously! What am I doing wrong? The answer...

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3 Steps to Preserve Our Space

3 Steps to Preserve Our Space

Okay, so right now on Netflix, my family and I are watching the remake of the 1965 TV series “Lost in Space”. It’s about the Robinson family who goes on a space adventure to find a better planet to live on…earth is dying. Well, they crash on this alien planet, which...

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Together We Can Save Lives with This…Right Now

Together We Can Save Lives with This…Right Now

Ready? Try and guess this small thing that has a big impact: I planted a garden and depended on this to see my first flower bloom. I had no energy, no appetite, no hope, all due to a rare disease that hindered me of this. My husband left for a two week venture to...

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Teaching Millennials how to Work Hard – 4 Tips

Teaching Millennials how to Work Hard – 4 Tips

There have been recent conversations in our home about what it means to ‘work hard’. Different generations have different definitions, I get that, but I think we can all agree that hard work takes: - Integrity     - Sweat     - Humility    - Sacrifice When I put an...

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Secret to Survival? Creativity

Secret to Survival? Creativity

I’ll never forget the time when I was 10 years old; I reached for the flour in an overhead cupboard. My fingertips were millimeters away from the canister. One… more… bit… CRASH! I was successful in getting the flour down, but it wasn’t in the canister… it was on my...

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5 Easy Ways to Comfort Hurting People

5 Easy Ways to Comfort Hurting People

I admire people who can share openly what’s going on in their life; I’m not talking about people boasting about themselves, I’m talking about people genuinely reaching out for help. Why? Because it makes me feel human and it gives me a chance to help in some way or...

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